As part of IIE’s commitment to engage more diverse groups in international education, we are proud to present Critical Topics in International STEM Education – a webinar series aimed at undergraduate and graduate students in the STEM fields to provide perspectives and best practices for their own journeys. Here you will find past webinars and recordings. Email IIEGIRE@iie.org with questions.
January 27, 2020, 2:00 – 3:00 PM EST – “Critical Topics in International STEM Education: The Importance of Mentorship, Role Models, and Managing Your Networks”
As more STEM students engage in international experiences, developing and maintaining a network of STEM relationships and identifying strong mentors and coaches becomes ever more important. While studying or researching abroad, STEM students’ build professional and personal relationships with faculty, regional experts in STEM and fellow student peers. Their experience abroad and the network they build can lead to future research, collaboration, partnership and even employment possibilities. This webinar shared best practices from different STEM-based perspectives on identifying mentors, establishing an international network, and maintaining relationships.
- Randy Collins, Associate Vice President and Executive Director of the Dominion Energy Innovation Center at Clemson University, Chair of the Executive Committee of the Global Engineering Education Exchange
- Sue A. Macchiarella, Director, Office of Global Engagement, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
- Michael Jindra, IIE-GIRE Fellow 2019 at Technical University of Denmark
March 30, 2020, 2:00 – 3:00 PM ET, - “Critical Topics in International STEM Education: Communicating Your Research Experience Abroad”
As more STEM students engage in international experiences, it is important that they are prepared with the skills to express the value and impact of that experience. What aspects of an international experience are transferable to future opportunities and sought by employers? How can social media and digital platforms help develop your professional brand? The webinar draws data from IIE’s reports The Power of International Education (2019) & Gaining an Employment Edge (2017) which can be found on iie.org/publications.
- Jodi Sanger, Research Analyst, IIE
- Atif Toor, Creative Director, IIE