Participants’ LATTICE experience begins with a four-day retreat-like symposium focusing on career skills, self-reflection and conversations about identity (e.g. gender, race/ethnicity) and the academy. The Symposium activities will lay the foundation for deeper and ongoing support through the LATTICE peer Mentoring Circles.

Thirty early-career participants were selected for the first LATTICE symposium which was held May 18–21, 2017 at IslandWood Conference Center, outside of Seattle, WA. A copy of the 2017 LATTICE symposium agenda can be found here

The second LATTICE symposium will take place May 30 - June 2, 2019 at IslandWood Conference Center, outside of Seattle, WA.

Symposium Features

Engagement with a cohort of 24–28 peers in engineering: Each symposium includes a cohort of 24–28 early-career engineers. Participants will be surrounded by other women engineering Ph.D.s interested in faculty careers.

Mentorship and networking with senior panelists: Each symposium will include a group of 12–15 senior engineers and faculty to offer both formal and informal opportunities for mentorship and networking, including diverse perspectives on developing successful careers.

Professional development workshop sessions: Numerous workshops and panels that center around early academic career development, including topics such as teaching, proposal writing and funding, mentoring, and tenure proposals.