UFFC-S Professional Networking and Mentoring Program

Mentoring is a critical component at all stages of academic and professional careers. The IEEE UFFC Society is looking to broaden mentorship and networking experiences within our community. As part of this effort, we are launching a pilot mentorship program to pair mentors and mentees.

Participants in the program are matched with a mentor/mentee based on career stage, technical area, and goals for the mentorship experience. After a program kickoff meeting, the mentoring plan and goals are identified by the pair. They will meet periodically over the course of the next 6 months. We have the following workshops planned to help build a trustable and effective mentor-mentee relationship. The pilot program will wrap up with a virtual meeting and networking session during the annual International Ultrasonics Symposium in September (https://2021.ieee-ius.org/). It is our hope that these mentoring relationships will endure after the pilot program and that the UFFC Mentorship Program will grow to accommodate a greater share of the society’s membership.

Date Program
27 March 2021
7:00 – 8:00am PST
Kick-off meeting
1 May 2021
7:00 – 9:00am PST
Workshop 1: The Mentor-Protege Partnership: Maximizing Value for all Parties

Alaina G. Levine (Bio)

19 June 2021
7:00 – 8:00am PST
Workshop 2: Crossing the Career Chasm: Managing your Career as a Product

Sreeja Nair (Bio)

10 July 2021
7:00 – 9:00am PST
Workshop 3: Virtual Networking for Nerds: How to Network and Find Collaborators From Afar 

Alaina G. Levine (Bio)

7 August 2021
7:00 – 8:00am PST
Workshop 4: Grant Application Workshop

Professor Zhen Xu

4 September 2021
7:00 – 8:30am PST
Workshop 5: Personal Profile, Professional Path
Niels Tekke
15 September 2021
10:30 – 11:30am PST
End of program virtual social mixer (IUS 2021)

Current Program Participant List

Workshop 1 Resources

Workshop 2 Slides


The official program will be open to all UFFC members in September 2021. The signup will be available during the IUS2021 registration process.

Questions? View our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page here.