• Inaugural Ivy Collective Engineering Symposium 2022

Ivy Collective's Inclusivity in Engineering Doctoral Symposium 2022

Thursday, October 20th to Friday, October 21st at the Glandt Forum 

The symposium focuses on diverse voices as the fuel propelling us to the future of Engineering. Panel and poster session topics traverse the breadth of research conducted by and the experiences of Ph.D. students in the discipline, highlighting ways researchers can explore, thrive, and soar as they make progress towards degree completion and prepare to launch their careers. Student participants may choose to showcase their research via posters and short talks. Attendees will engage with graduate students, postdocs, and faculty at other Ivy institutions and alumni in industry.

In-person attendance is highly recommended to get the full benefit from the symposium. Nevertheless, the keynote address and panels will be available remotely for individuals who have limited ability to attend in person as denoted by the “*” in front of applicable events.


Kindly note that the poster sessions will take place in the Singh Center Lobby. All other activities will take place in the Glandt Forum on the third floor.

October 20th 

  • 8:15 – Light breakfast
  • 9:00 – Introduction and Welcome
  • * 9:20 – Keynote Address (Dr. James Mickens, Harvard University)
  • 10:20 – Lightning Talks
  • 10:45 – Poster Sessions
  • Noon – Lunch
  • *1:00 – Panel (Thriving: How to Navigate the PhD Experience)
  • 2:10 – Lightning Talks
  • 2:35 – Poster Sessions (For more details, please refer to this form)
  • * 4:10 – Panel (Soaring: Managing your Research Career)
  • 5:00 – Reception with Light Hors D’oeuvres

October 21st 

  • 9:00 – Networking Breakfast
  • *10:10 – Panel (Dialoging: Navigating the Advisor-Advisee Relationship)
  • *11:20 – Panel (Exploring: Managing the Job Search–How to Start the Search for a Career)
  • Noon – Lunch and Learn Faculty Search Session

* Remote viewing available.

Where to Meet

Singh Center for Nanotechnology

3205 Walnut Street

Philadelphia, PA 19104

Just a few blocks away from the Sheraton Philadelphia University City, the Singh Center is a next-generation nanotechnology center that merges traditional approaches to nanoscale development with unique state-of-the-art equipment, materials, and ideas.
The Center boasts expert and experienced faculty and staff who are committed to the success of its users and interested in new approaches to realizing and implementing nanotechnology applications.  Learn More 

Thank You to the Organizers

Brown University

Dr. Yue Qi is representing Brown as a Joan Wernig Sorensen Professor of Engineering and Chair of the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion committee at the School of Engineering.


Columbia University

Shavonna Hinton is the Assistant Dean for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at the Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science.

Dr. Helen Lu is Senior Vice Dean of Faculty Affairs and Advancement.

Cornell University

Dr. José F. Martínez is a Lee-teng Hui Professor and Senior Associate Dean for Diversity & Academic Affairs at the College of Engineering.

Dartmouth College

Dr. Petra Bonfert-Taylor is a professor and Associate Dean of Diversity and Inclusion at Thayer School of Engineering.

Harvard University

Dr. Paula Booke is the Assistant Dean for Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging at the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.

University of Pennsylvania

Dr. Camillo J. Taylor is a Raymond S. Markowitz President’s Distinguished Professor and Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at The School of Engineering and Applied Science.

Princeton University

Dr. Julie Yun is the Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion at the Princeton University School of Engineering and Applied Science.

Yale University

Dr. Sarah Miller is Associate Dean at the Yale School of Engineering and Applied Science.