Growing Up in Science KHF FINAL


Growing Up In Science
featuring Kaye Husbands Fealing
Dean and Ivan Allen Jr. Chair Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts

11:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.

Have you ever seen a successful scholar and thought that you don’t measure up because they don’t seem to struggle like you do? The truth is that everyone has difficulties, doubts, detours and failures, but they aren’t usually publicly known. Scholars are often hesitant to talk about the jobs they didn’t get, the manuscripts that got rejected, the funding that didn’t come through, and other obstacles they’ve faced.

The new Georgia Tech chapter of Growing Up In Science is launching a conversation series featuring personal narratives about becoming a scholar, including frank discussion of an individual’s personal career path, no matter how messy. These discussions will focus on past and present struggles that you don’t normally get to hear about in a scholar’s polished official bio.

Attendees will have the opportunity to come hear the “unofficial stories” of these scholars’ careers as they share their personal struggles and will be able to ask about how they navigated the difficulties they encountered. This event is open to anyone in the Georgia Tech community who wants gain a better

and more realistic understanding of what becoming a scholar looks like. All are welcome, including undergraduate students, graduate students, staff and faculty.

Bio: Kaye Husbands Fealing is Dean of the Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts at the Georgia Institute of Technology, formerly the Chair of the School of Public Policy Georgia Tech. She specializes in science of science and innovation policy, the public value of research expenditures, and the underrepresentation of women and minorities in STEM fields and workforce. Prior to her position at Georgia Tech, Husbands Fealing taught at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota, and she was a study director at the National Academy of Sciences. Prior to the Humphrey School, she was the William Brough professor of economics at Williams College, where she began her teaching career in 1989. She developed and was the inaugural program director for the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Science of Science and Innovation Policy program and co-chaired the Science of Science Policy Interagency Task Group, chartered by the Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences Subcommittee of the National Science and Technology Policy Council. At NSF, she also served as an Economics Program director. Husbands Fealing was a visiting scholar at Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Center for Technology Policy and Industrial Development, where she conducted research on NAFTA’s impact on the Mexican and Canadian automotive industries, and research on strategic alliances between aircraft contractors and their subcontractors.

Conversation series organizers: Devesh Ranjan, Chris Rozell and Stephanie Sandoval

Sponsored by Brent Griffin and Charmaine Troy, Office of Undergraduate Education Series organizers: Devesh Ranjan, Chris Rozell and Stephanie Sandoval

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