In this panel discussion, organized by Suparna Rajaram and Maryanne Garry on behalf of Women in Cognitive Science, four successful SARMAC researchers will address specific themes of academic life in which time management plays a crucial—and sometimes perhaps a hidden—role in success. These themes include 1) Having to decide between attending a conference versus spending that time writing, 2) balancing research, teaching and service, 3) making time to write, and 4) balancing family and career.  A mix of junior and senior faculty, both men and women, will share the range of experience that we ourselves have as scientists, faculty, and administrators. We also want to engage the audience in discussion, and give people a forum ask the questions that are most on their minds. WICS encourages both women and men to attend its meetings.

Because this plenary session is scheduled over the lunch hour, sack lunches will be available for purchase (see the registration page).  To help with planning, when you register you will be asked to indicate whether or not you intend to take in this session.  Don't miss it!

Our panelists have kindly prepared short summaries of their topics in advance of the meeting, which have been posted below. Please read these before we meet, and think about the key points (and any additional points), so that after the panelists' brief presentations we can devote lots of time to questions and discussion.  Those of you who participated in the WICS symposium in Rotterdam will recall that our question/discussion period was at least 45 minutes and could have gone far longer had we not needed to vacate the room for the next session.

 Jessecae Marsh (Lehigh university)

Jessecae Marsh (Lehigh university)

 Andrew Butler (university of texas at austin)

Andrew Butler (university of texas at austin)

 Deryn Strange (John Jay college)

Deryn Strange (John Jay college)

 Daniel Bernstein (kwantlen polytechnic university)

Daniel Bernstein (kwantlen polytechnic university)