WIC-MAC Joint Session

"Effective Mentoring for Minorities in Chemical Engineering"
(A Panel Discussion )

Date :  Sunday November 4, 2001

Time : 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Venue: 2001 AIChE  Annual Conference, Reno, Nevada

Chair:  Dr. Emmanuel A. Dada (Chair, MAC)
                  Research Engineering Associate
                  FMC Corporation
                  P. O. Box 8
                  Princeton, NJ 08543
                  (609) 951-3847

Co-Chair:     Dr. Surita Bhatia (Member, WIC)
          Assistant Professor
              Department of Chemical Engineering
              University of Massachusetts
              Amhest, MA  01003-3110
              (413) 545-0096

Sponsors: MAC and WIC

The panel discussion will feature the benefits to be derived by students and professionals from participating in a mentoring program or an informal mentoring. The eight members of the panel consist of representation from each of the Students, Women, Hispanic, African-American, Native American Indians, Chinese, and Diversity Consultants groups. The panelists will discuss and share their views on the expectations and the roadblocks to success in the workforce environment faced by minorities. The successes and learning from the MAC-AIChE student mentoring program will be highlighted.   Pathway to career advancement will also be discussed. The panelists will answer questions from the audience. There will be a reception after the presentation.


(1)  Maria K. Burka, Ph.D.
Program Director, Chemical Reaction Processes
National Science Foundation
4201 Wilson Boulevard, Room 525
Arlington, VA 22230
Phone: 703-292-7030
Fax: 703-292-9054

(2) Carol B. Muller, Ph.D.
Founder and Executive Director, MentorNet
c/o College of Engineering
San Jose State University
One Washington Square
San Jose, CA 95192-0080
FAX:  408/924-4069
URL:  http://www.mentornet.net/

(3) Christina Guidroz
MAC-AIChE Scholar in MAC's Mentoring Program
Member AIChE
Member, American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES)
The University of Tulsa
LaFortune 104C
3202 East 7th Street
Tulsa, OK 74101
E-mail: christina-guidroz@utulsa.edu

(4) W. W. Howard, III
Corporate Diversity Director
Texas Instuments in Dallas
4717 Deer Valley Lane
Richardson, Texas 75082
E-mail: w-howard1@ti.com

(5) S. Ming Sung, Ph.D.
Chairman of Community Outreach
Shell Asian Pacific Employee Network
Shell  Engineering and Construction
P.O. Box 2099
Houston, TX 77252-2099
FAX 713-241-1602
E-mail: smsung@shellus.com

(6)Thomas R. Marrero, Ph.D.
Professor of Chemical Engineering
Department of Chemical Engineering
University of Missouri-Columbia
Columbia, MO 65211
Phone: 573-882-3802
E-Mail: marrerot@missouri.edu

(7) Ella Davis
NOBCChE National President
Research Chemist
Analytical & Informational Services
PQ Corporation R&D Center
280 Cedar Grove Road
Conshohocken, PA  19428
Voice: (610) 651-4659   
Fax: (610) 825-1421
E-mail: Ella.Davis@pqcorp.com