Chemistry professor selected for national new faculty workshop
Assistant Professor Jen Dabrowski participated in the 2016 Cottrell Scholars Collaborative new faculty workshop.
Elon's Jen Dabrowski, an assistant professor of chemistry, was among new faculty from 58 universities around the country who participated this summer in the 2016 Cottrell Scholars Collaborative new faculty workshop.
The workshop was held Aug. 4-6 at the Washington, D.C., headquarters of the American Chemical Society, which is chemistry's leading professional society. More than 70 new faculty members attended the workshop.
"The workshop allowed me to learn and share best practices in evidence-based teaching with peers at a wide range of institutions in addition to expanding my community as a scholar in the field of chemistry," said Dabrowski. "I am very grateful to the ACS for selecting me and Elon's College of Arts and Sciences dean's office for making this experience possible."
The workshop was highlighted in a recent article in Chemistry and Engineering News, which noted an expansion this year to include faculty from both research-intensive and primarily undergraduate institutions.
“Starting a new faculty position is a stressful time for most people. It entails a lot of new responsibilities and a number of tasks for which we simply are not trained in graduate school,” Andrew Feig, cofounder of the workshop and a chemistry professor at Wayne State University, said in the article. “The CSC New Faculty Workshop tries to help individuals to successfully make that transition.”
Chemical & Engineering News is a weekly magazine published by the American Chemical Society. C&EN editors and reporters based in Europe, the U.S., and Asia cover science and technology, business and industry, government and policy, education and employment aspects of the chemistry field.