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NSF CAREER Program Workshop 2021

NSF CAREER Program Workshop for UVA Faculty 2021

The Office of the Vice President for Research, in collaboration with the College of Arts & Sciences, the School of Engineering and Applied Science, and the School of Education and Human Development, is organizing a 90-minute virtual workshop for all UVA faculty and staff who are interested in the NSF Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) ProgramEarly career faculty are encouraged to attend whether or not they intend to apply to this summer’s July 26 deadline.

Date: March 9, 2021

Time: 9:00-10:30

Registration: We invite you to participate in this virtual workshop and request you to RSVP by end of the day February 16th at:


Workshop Agenda:



9:00 - 9:15 Welcome and Introductions
9:15 - 9:45 Lightning Talks from UVA CAREER Awardees
9:45 - 10:30 Panel Discussion with UVA CAREER Awardees

Workshop Resources:

Additional workshop materials and resources are available on the NSF CAREER Program Workshop Resources page.

Workshop Speakers: UVA NSF CAREER Awardees



CAREER Award Abstract

Jennifer Chiu Curriculum, Instruction, and Special Education 1253523
Kateri Dubay Chemistry 1848009
Jennifer Guler Biology 2046472
Daniel Quinn Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering; Electrical and Computer Engineering 2040351
Yuan Tian Computer Science 1943100

Registered Participants



Ilse Cleeves Astronomy
Chris Highley Biomedical Engineering/Chemical Engineering
Christopher Paolucci Chemical Engineering
Seongkook Heo Computer Science
Upsorn Praphamontripong Computer Science
Brad Campbell Computer Science
Shan Aman-Rana Economics
Jonathan Colmer Economics
Colby Hall Education - Curriculum, Instruction, and Special Education
Emily Barton Curriculum, Instruction and Special Education
Lora Henderson  Education - Youth-Nex
Kazlin Mason Education - Human Services
James Soland Education - Leadership, Foundations and Policy
Jundong Li Electrical and Computer Engineering
Miaomiao Zhang Electrical and Computer Engineering
Cong Shen Electrical and Computer Engineering
Arsalan Heydarian Engineering Systems and Environment
Julianne Quinn Engineering Systems and Environment
Negin Alemazkoor Engineering Systems and Environment 
Mehdi Boukhechba Engineering Systems and Environment 
Diana Franco Duran Engineering Systems and Environment 
Max Castorani Environmental Sciences
Prasanna Balachandran Materials Science and Engineering
Evangelia Gazaki Mathematics
Julian Heeck Physics
S. Victoria Shen Politics
Hudson Golino Psychology
Claudia Scholz School of Data Science
Daniel Mietchen School of Data Science
Heman Shakeri School of Data Science 
Fiona Greenland Sociology
Jordan Rodu Statistics
Shan Yu Statistics
Tianxi Li Statistics