LaShanda Korley co-leads national workshop for aspiring faculty

LaShanda Korely in the classroom

LaShanda Korley, the Climo Associate Professor in the Department of Macromolecular Science and Engineering, will team up with fellow Case Western Reserve University faculty member Emily Pentzer, assistant professor of chemistry, and Thomas Epps III of the University of Delaware, to bring the “Future Faculty Workshop: Grooming Diverse Leaders for the Future” to Case Western Reserve July 30–Aug. 1.
Centered on the unifying theme of “The Chemistry, Physics, Engineering and Biology of Soft Materials,” the workshop brings together approximately 50 mentees and 50 mentors from around the country to support the career development of aspiring faculty. Soft materials include polymers and biomaterials.

The workshop emphasizes underrepresented groups, with the aim of enhancing the field through diversity. Harvard University, Tosoh Bioscience, Macromolecules/ACS MacroLetters and Polymer Chemistry also will sponsor the event.
Learn more about the workshop.