ASEE Women in Engineering

April 30, 2012

The National Academy of Engineering would like to extend an invitation for the upcoming National Academy of Engineering workshop Creating a Game-Changing Environment for All in the Industrial Workforce on Monday May 21, 2012 from 9:30 am to 2:00 pm at the National Academies’ Keck Center, Room 204, 500 Fifth Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001. Click here to register.

Click through to this amazing video of a February White House Science Fair. What talent! We should all be inspired at what our efforts are accomplishing with girls and young women! Click here.

The Pennsylvania State University Invites applications for their Engineering Ambassador Program National Workshop focusing on how to implement an Engineering Ambassador outreach program at your institution, to take place August 17-19, 2012 at the Nittany Lion Inn on Penn State's beautiful main campus in central Pennsylvania. Learn more here.

Paige Smith and Elizabeth Vandenburg got a Letter to the Editor published in the Washington Post using recent events at the White House as a hook, letter here.They highlighted their NSF-funded Mid-Atlantic Girls Collaborative (National Girls Collaborative regional) among other things. .

Free Webinar Tuesday May 8, 2012 1:00 EDT! Stereotype Threat: The Nature and Nurture of Intelligence The Way Human Beings Respond to Negative Stereotypes About Their Racial and Gender Group, Dr. Joshua Aronson, Associate Professor of Applied Psychology at NYU and internationally recognized expert on stereotype threat and the social psychology of achievement will discuss what psychologists have learned about how certain situations can make people less intelligent, and what we can do to counter the power of these situations to encourage the expression and the development of intelligent thought and academic achievement. Register here.

April 23, 2012

Broadening Participation Research (BPR) strand in new funding solicitation (NSF 12-552) has just been made public and is available online. Note that FIRE is now part of the REESE program and that this new strand on BPR has been added as well. Other changes to the REESE program are detailed in the solicitation. The deadline for proposals is July 17. Click here for more details.

April 2, 2012

Read some very interesting articles posted at Women in Science. These articles argue that historically, women have played a crucial role in the field of science, serving as observers, experimenters and even teachers.

March 26, 2012

Upcoming 2012 EPICS Workshop: Integrating Design and Community Engagement within the Curriculum. May 30- June 1, 2012, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana. The EPICS Workshop will provide information, tools, and resources needed to get an EPICS program up and going. Topics include course/curriculum, capstone courses, entrepreneurship, partnerships, institutional support, and assessment, evaluation. For more information click here.

March 19, 2012

Upcomming webinar: Some Here, More There: What Attracts Women to Engineering Majors? March 27, 2012, 1:00-2:00 EDT. This webinar is organized by Dr. Elizabeth Litzler. She is the Director for Research at the University of Washington (UW) Center for Workforce Development (CWD). To register click here.

This summer faculty at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology are offering a new, 4-day workshop for faculty, staff, administrators, and graduate students interested in improving STEM education: Making Academic Change Happen … impacting your classrooms, colleagues, and campus. To learn more click here.

A position is available for a student wishing to pursue a PhD in engineering education to work in the Laboratory for Qualitative Research in Engineering Education (QuaLa) at the University of Florida on a project investigating critical thinking in engineering.To learn more click here.

The 2012 Capstone Design Conference is scheduled for May 30th through June 1st, 2012 in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois. To learn more click here.

February 27, 2012

The National Academy of Engineering (NAE) is a Washington D.C.-based nonprofit institution that provides engineering leadership to the Nation. As part of the NAE's commitment to increasing the diversity of the engineering workforce, the EngineerGirl! website (www.engineergirl.org) seeks to encourage all students (with a focus on middle school girls) to consider engineering as a valuable and rewarding career. To learn more click here.

As Cornell is preparing to replace retiring faculty through a renewal initiative, it will continue to recruit women in STEM fields through their ADVANCE program. ADVANCE is a $3.3 million effort, funded by the National Science Foundation that has brought 70 new female professors to the university in the last five years. To learn more click here.

The Obama administration is proposing a $8 billion, three-year plan for career programs at community colleges to be administered by the Education and Labor departments. To learn more click here.

Women may face discrimination in science and engineering fields, but a new study suggests that there may be a bigger reason women fail to succeed in STEM: motherhood. To learn more click here.

Ohio State University is hosting  “Transitioning to Faculty Life:  A Conference for Post-Docs Underrepresented in STEM.”  The conference will begin on the evening of May 31 and conclude on the afternoon of June 2. To register up click here.

Excellent articles presented last week at the AAAS annual meeting in Vancouver, BC that included perspectives on retaining engineering students. To read one of the articles click here. To read some more click here. To read even more, click here.

February 20, 2012

Upcoming webinar: Summer Research Experiences for Undergrads - Tuesday, February 28th at 4 pm EST. To sign up click here.

February 13, 2012

Want to get involved with the WEPAN Conference? Become a 2012 Conference Reviewer! For additional information or to be a reviewer, contact Carol Heaverlo via e-mail at heaverlo@iastate.edu.


February 6, 2012

A 5th grader discovered a new molecule, but the beauty of it is that her science teacher took her discovery seriously. It emphasizes the importance one good teacher can make in the education of a child. To read more click here.

Join the "Implicit Bias: The Power of Automatic, Unintended Mindsets" Free Webinar on February 23, 2012, 1:00-2:00pm EST. The Webinar is organized by Fred Smyth, an Assistant Professor of Psychology at the University of Virginia. To register click here.

January 30, 2012

The National Academy of Engineering (NAE) and the Institute of Medicine (IOM) invite college and university students to participate in the Second Annual Go Viral to Improve Health: IOM-NAE Health Data Collegiate Challenge. For more information click here.

The STEM Think Tank and Conference will bring together national leaders in K12 education for girls and young women (independent, public, charter, and parochial), university K12 outreach coordinators and researchers, leaders of successful university STEM programs, girls' informal educators, and members of industry. For more information click here.

January 29, 2012

The ASQ Education Division announces a call for papers for its 2nd annual Advancing the STEM Agenda conference at the university of Wisconsin-Stout to be held July 16-17. The abstracts deadline is February 15. The focus areas include topics on women in engineering. For more information click here.

January 24, 2012

Get recognition for Your Program! Nominate Colleagues for Their Accomplishments! WEPAN Awards honor key individuals, programs, and corporations for accomplishments that correspond with the mission of WEPAN. Presented at the national conference, these awards recognize extraordinary service, significant achievement, model programs, and other important contributions that support the success of girls and women in engineering. For more information click here.

January 23, 2012

Join the three-day short course "Enhancing Student Success through a Model Introduction to Engineering Course". The short course will be held May 23-25, 2012 on the campus of California State University, Dominquez Hills in Carson, CA in the Los Angeles area. For more information click here.

Join the conversation, participate in the 2012 Global Marathon: For, By and About Women in Engineering and Technology. For more information click here.

Cheryl B. Schrader, dean of Boise State University College of engineering from 2003 to February of 2011, has been named chancellor at Missouri University of Science and Technology. For more information click here.

Join the free WEPAN webinar "Why Smart People Suffer from the Impostor Syndrome and How to Thrive in Spite of It". For more information click here.

January 15, 2012

The Center of Integrated Nanomechanical Systems (COINS) at UC Berkeley is accepting applications for our 2012 summer research program. For more information click here.

VirginiaTech University is pleased to offer a unique opportunity this summer for outstanding undergraduate students to participate in "Bioprocess Engineering for Sustainability" research. For more information click here.

A great lead-in to the new year—Techbridge was featured yesterday on PBS! Here’s a link so you can watch all 9 minutes online. Congratulations to Linda Kekelis for getting this great coverage!

The George E. Brown, Jr. Network for Earthquake Engineering (NEES) is pleased to offer unique opportunities this summer for outstanding undergraduate students to participate in state-of-the-art research at eight of the NEES laboratory sites (UC San Diego, UCLA, UC Santa Barbara, Oregon State, U. Nevada Reno, Illinois, Lehigh and Buffalo). For more infrmation click here.

January 4, 2012

The George E. Brown, Jr. Network for Earthquake Engineering (NEES) is pleased to offer unique opportunities this summer for outstanding undergraduate students to participate in state-of-the-art research at eight of the NEES laboratory sites (UC San Diego, UCLA, UC Santa Barbara, Oregon State, U. Nevada Reno, Illinois, Lehigh and Buffalo). For more information click here.

The University of Maryland’s Maryland Robotics Center, with support from the National Science Foundation, is offering exciting research opportunities for undergraduate students
in the area of miniature robotics. For more information click here.

December 19, 2011

The Center of Integrated Nanomechanical Systems (COINS) at UC Berkeley is accepting applications for our summer research program. For more information click here.

December 12, 2011

The American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) is seeking proposals for its K-12 Teacher Workshop on Engineering Education. This 9th Annual workshop, “Employing Engineering for STEM Learning”, will take place on June 9, 2012, the day before the annual conference, in San Antonio, TX. For more information click here.

Distributed Research Experiences for Undergraduates (DREU) Program (formally known as DMP) is now soliciting summer 2012 applications for students and faculty mentors for the CRA-W/CDC. For more information click here.

November 28, 2011

Nominate a worthy colleague for the Isadore T. Davis Award for Excellence in Collaboration of Engineering Education and Industry! The deadline is Jan. 15th.

November 16, 2011

The American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) is seeking collaborative assistance in producing short, pithy entries for our K-8 student blog that highlight the positive potential of engineers and engineering to change the world for the better.

The International Center for Executive Leadership in Academics at Drexel University is pleased to announce the launch of the Executive Leadership in Academic Technology and Engineering (ELATE at Drexel) program for senior women faculty in engineering, computing, and related disciplines.

The application for the 2012 NDSEG Fellowship Program is now available online!

Women in Engineering ProActive Network (WEPAN) is pleased to announce its 23rd Annual Conference to be held in Columbus, Ohio from June 25 - 27, 2012. Submit an abstract!

October 24, 2011

Join the Webinar: "Mentoring Millennials: Evolving practices for guiding a new generation of women engineers to career success". The Webinar is scheduled for Tuesday, October 25, 2011, 1:00pm-2:00pm EDT. To register click here.

October 12, 2011

The Inter-American Foundation (IAF) announces the Grassroots Development Fellowships. IAF Fellowships support dissertation research in Latin America and the Caribbean undertaken by students who have advanced to Ph.D. candidacy in a university in the United States. Fellows must be U.S. citizens or citizens of the independent Latin American countries. For more information click here.

September 29, 2011

The White House and National Science Foundation Announce New Workplace Flexibility Policies to Support America's Scientists and Their Families. For more information click here.

September 26, 2011

The Presidential Awards for Excellence in Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Mentoring (PAESMEM) Program seeks to identify outstanding mentoring efforts that enhance the participation and retention of individuals (including persons with disabilities, women and minorities) who might not otherwise have considered or had access to opportunities in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). The awardees serve as leaders in the national effort to develop fully the nation's human resources in STEM. This  White House  award (through the Office of Science and Technology Policy of National Science Foundation) is an outstanding opportunity to recognize those who enhance the participation of individuals in STEM fields. For more information click here.

Raise the heights of innovation with more than 5,000 women engineers and technologists at the WE11 Conference, October 13-15 in Chicago. Check out this site for more information regarding sessions, speakers, and registration http://we11.swe.org/.

If you are a female faculty member in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering or Math, please take a few minutes to complete this survey on workplace attitudes being conducted by Dr. Leslie Ashburn-Nardo and her student Emily Allenback. Helping one women in research can help all! For more information visit this link.

September 21, 2011

STEM Equity Pipeline project of WEPAN is organizing the "Identity and Persistence in STEM" webinar on Thursday, September 22, 2011. The presenter of the webinar is Dr. Marie-Claire Shanahan, an Associate Professor of Science Education at the University of Alberta. Her research focuses on social factors like language, identity, and motivation that impact participation in science. To register for the webinar click here.

September 19, 2011

The National Postdoctoral Association's ADVANCE project has developed a new online resource, "A Postdoc's Guide to Pregnancy and Maternity Leave." Click here for more information.

September 14, 2011

Kadir Has University and the National Science Foundation are sponsoring the Workshop on Women in Industrial Engineering Academia (WIEA) 2012 for the U.S. and the Eastern Mediterranean from May 30 through June 1, 2012 in Istanbul, Turkey.This workshop builds on the foundation and success of WIEA 2008 held in Ankara and Istanbul, Turkey, and focuses on issues for women in academia in industrial engineering, operations research and related technical fields. Applications for participation in this workshop are currently being taken here.

September 1, 2011

Raise the heights of innovation with more than 5,000 women engineers and technologists at the WE11 Conference, October 13-15 in Chicago. Check out this site for more information regarding sessions, speakers, and registration http://we11.swe.org/.

New research is underway at Indiana University-Purdue University to examine workplace attitudes and mentoring relationships of women faculty in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math). Click here for more information.

The College of Engineering at Virginia Tech is organizing a Graduate Recruiting and Professional Development Forum. Click here for more information.

August 24, 2011

The Engineering Education Service Center is organizing the 7th Annual "Grand Challenges for Engineering" psoter contest. Click here for more information.

The College of Engineering at Virginia Tech University is offering a Graduate Recruiting and Professional Development Forum. Click here for more information.

July 11, 2011

The College of Engineering at The University of Washington has established the Suzanne G. Brainard Scholarship for women in engineering. For more information, contact primody@uw.edu.

June 22, 2011

Please check out the recently released “Measuring Diversity: An Evaluation Guide for STEM Graduate Program Leaders” at this link.

June 22, 2011

Please check out the recently released “Measuring Diversity: An Evaluation Guide for STEM Graduate Program Leaders” at this link.

May 11 , 2011

The article below provides tips on how to plan for taking time off as a new mother or father, and how to minimize the disruption to your research. The article is by Bob Grant in The Scientist, March 1, 2011, Volume 25, Issue 3, Page 64. Click here for the article.

April 22 , 2011

Shahla Mazdeh is a doctoral student at Drexel University looking for women engineer participants for her dissertation research. It's a great opportunity to reflect on how your childhood experiences with technology impacted your path to engineering, whether you are just starting your career or retired! Please pass this on to others who might be interested and direct responses and questions to sm434@drexel.edu Click here for more information on the research.

April 18 , 2011

Sun Electronics International is offering an internship in the solar/photovoltaic industry in Miami, FL. Click here for more information on the program.

Can we declare victory for women in their participation in science? Not yet...according to Marie-Claire Shanahan.Click here for the Scientific American article.

Microchip Technology recently sat down with three of their talented Female Engineers from the USA, Mexico and Ireland for a unique perspective on the semiconductor industry. Hear their inspirational stories and advice for women looking to embark on this exciting career path. Click here to view the video.

WIED members may be interested in this link to “The Princeton Steering Committee on Undergraduate Women's Leadership report”. Click here for more information.

March 9 , 2011

New research provides evidence that female instructors may be key to encouraging talented female STEM students to stay in those disciplines. Click here for more information on the research.

Please tell your undergraduates about our new NSF REU Program at Clemson University- Interfaces and Surfaces: Exploring and Experiencing Science. Click here for more Information about our program, along with application materials.

Are your undergraduate students or a colleague's undergraduate students looking for an interdisciplinary summer research opportunity? Consider the Biophysical Society Summer Course, a 12-week scholarship program that introduces undergraduate minority students, disadvantaged students and students with disabilities to the field of biophysics. Click here to sign up.

The University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering (CCE) will conduct a Summer 2011 "Innovations in Nanotechnology" research program for undergraduate students. The final deadline for receipt of applications is March 28, 2011. Click here for more information.

February 12, 2011

Engineers Week is just around the corner (February 20-26). Why not Introduce a Girl to Engineering on Thursday 2/24? For ideas on how to participate in E Week, click here. For ideas on what to do, check out the Society of Women Engineers K-12 outreach site at aspire.swe.org.

WEPAN is seeking nominees for 2011 Awards honoring key individuals, programs, and corporations for accomplishments that correspond with the mission of WEPAN. Presented at the annual conference, these awards recognize extraordinary service, significant achievement, model programs, and other important contributions that support the success of girls and women in engineering. Click here for more information on awards prior to February 15, 2011

Announcing a FREE one hour Webinar for all interested university computing faculty and professionals - sign up today!!! Retaining Undergraduates in Computing Through Mainstreamed Interventions- will take place on February 15, 2011 at 12PT/1MT/2CT/3ET. The Webinar will be presented by NCWIT Social Scientist Dr. Lecia Barker. Click here to sign up.

Do your female students participate equally with males during hands on activities? Do you want to see more women in your technology classes, but you don't know where to start? Are you short on time, low on budget, but want results next semester? This online training will get you started with proven, research-based strategies you can implement right away. Click here for more information.

Once again, Professor Ray Landis is offering his three day Chautauqua short course on Enhancing Student Success through a Model "Introduction to Engineering" from May 25-27, 2011 at California State University, Dominquez Hills in Carson, CA (Los Angeles area). Click here for more information.

The Journal of Women and Minorities in Science and Engineering (JWMSE) will be establishing groups of Associate Editors and Reviewers that will allow the broad range of papers to be reviewed by experts who have professional qualifications and familiarity with the nature of the manuscripts. Click here if interested and Save file to a local drive,

The National Science Foundation is presenting a Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Program in Fluid Mechanics with Analysis using Computations and Experiments (FM-ACE), hosted by the University of Alabama. Have your students apply here if interested.

The National Academy of Engineering's Committee on Engineering Messages, co-chaired by Ellen Kullman (DuPont) and Chuck Vest (NAE), announced the official launch of the Changing the Conversation website in early February. Click here for more information.

Midwest Mother/Daughter TEA (Technology Engineering Aptitude) Train the Trainer Workshop Deadline Approaching! Come to this extraordinary event on Saturday, March 5, 2011, at Missouri Southern State University in Joplin, Missouri. Click here to sign up!

The Department of Engineering Education (ENGE) in the College of Engineering at Virginia Tech invites you to our Graduate Student Preview Event. Prospective PhD students will have the opportunity to meet current graduate students and faculty, attend our weekly research seminar, and learn about the program curriculum, application processes, and research opportunities. Click here for more information.

February 2, 2011

UC Berkeley's Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences is proud to be offering SUPERB-ITS:Summer Undergraduate Program in Engineering Research at Berkeley-Information Technology for Sustainability, sponsored by the National Science Foundation Research Experiences for Undergraduates Program. Click here for flyer. Click here to apply .

FLATE (Florida Advanced Technological Education Center)—a National Science Foundation Center for excellence in high-tech manufacturing at Hillsborough Community College in Brandon, will receive the 2010 HI-TECH Innovative Program award. Click here for more details.

The Renewable Energy MRSEC Program at Colorado School of Mines invites exceptional undergraduate math, science, and engineering students to participate in a ten-week summer research program 6/1through 8/10 addressing fundamental materials issues related to the science and technology of renewable energy while nurturing a greater sensitivity of our place and role in the world in which we live. The application deadline is March 1, 2011. Click here for more information.

http://eemawod.org/ or http://engineeringaworldofdifference.org/is a new Center for the Advancement of Scholarship on Engineering Education website that highlights role models who have used an engineering education to innovate products, processes, and services that improve human health, welfare, and happiness. From Monday, 1/31 through Thursday, 7/14, we will release a new video on our website twice weekly (less than 30 seconds long) for mobile download.

The School of Engineering Education is pleased to announce its spring open house for prospective PhD students beginning at 5 pm March 9 until 5 pm March 10 at Purdue University, West Lafayette IN. Click here for more information.

USC PhD student Araceli Espinoza is interested in speaking with individuals who are recent college graduates—one year out of college as of 2009/10; who possess a bachelor’s of science in engineering; identify as African American, American Indian, or Latino; and are employed in the engineering industry sector for her research study "Engineering an Understanding of the College to Occupation Pathway". Click here for more details.

January 14, 2011

The department of Mechanical Engineering at Oakland University (OU) will once again be hosting a National Science Foundation Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Site, “AERIM:Automotive and Energy Research and Industrial Mentorship Program at Oakland University.” Click here for more details.

A new Dear Colleague letter was released by NSF today on the Science of Broadening Participation (SBP). For more information on the types of research and how to apply for funding, please see the letter at the following URL. Click here for the letter. Click here for information on SBP.

ASEE is seeking nominations for the Sharon Keillor Award for Women in Engineering Education to be presented at the ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition Awards Banquet in Vancouver, BC, Canada in June 2011. Click here for more details.

ASEE is seeking nominations for the DuPont Minorities in Engineering Award to be presented at the ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition Awards Banquet in Vancouver, BC, Canada in June 2011. Click here for more details.

December 18, 2010

The National Science Foundation (NSF) will be holding a workshop for institutions & universities in Kansas , "Science: Becoming the Messenger" on January 27, 2011, at the Oread Hotel on the campus of the University of Kansas in Lawrence. Click here for more details.

WEPAN is seeking nominees for 2011 Awards honoring key individuals, programs, and corporations for accomplishments that correspond with the mission of WEPAN. Presented at the annual conference, these awards recognize extraordinary service, significant achievement, model programs, and other important contributions that support the success of girls and women in engineering. Click here for more information on awards prior to February 15, 2011.

A simple 15-minute writing exercise could help young women succeed in math and science classes, according to a study released Thursday by the journal Science. Click here for more details.

ASEE is seeking nominations for the Sharon Keillor Award for Women in Engineering Education to be presented at the ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition Awards Banquet in Vancouver, BC, Canada in June 2011. Click here for more details.

November 29, 2010

ASEE is seeking nominations for the DuPont Minorities in Engineering Award to be presented at the ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition Awards Banquet in Vancouver, BC, Canada in June 2011. Click here for more details.

The ASEE ERM Division announces the 2011 Apprentice Faculty Grant Call for Nominations: Deadline 1/20/11. Click here for more information.

The competition for the UNCF/Merck Science Initiative Research Scholarships and Fellowships is now open. Click here for more information.

The Engineering Education Service Center announces the winners of the 6th annual poster competition, which theme was civil engineering. Click here to see the winners and links to their posters.

November 14, 2010

The Institute for Broadening Partnerships highlights opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and post-doctoral students. Click here for more details.

WEPAN has scheduled a three-part webinar series to share research-based strategies for retaining engineering students. Click here for more information.

The new Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Dissertation Fellowship Award is for $25,000 and is for advanced doctoral students who are completing dissertations that further understanding of the educational pathways and experiences of high-achieving, low-income students. Click here for more information.

WEPAN is seeking nominees for 2011 Awards honoring key individuals, programs, and corporations for accomplishments that correspond with the mission of WEPAN. Presented at the annual conference, these awards recognize extraordinary service, significant achievement, model programs, and other important contributions that support the success of girls and women in engineering. Click here for more information on awards prior to February 15, 2011.

The fourth annual Innovative STEM Conference for high school students will be held March 17-20, 2011 and has issued a call for research papers at http://www.istemfoundation.org. Click here for more information.

ASEE's newest national award is the Isadore T. Davis Award for Excellence in Collaboration of Engineering Education and Industry. This award recognizes an individual or individuals that promote partnerships or collaboration between engineering or engineering technology educators and industry to improve learning, scholarship and engagement practices within the engineering education community. Click here for more information.

The ASSE Foundation is pleased to offer the Liberty Mutual Safety Research Fellowship Program at the Liberty Mutual Research Institute for Safety in Hopkinton, MA. Click here for more information.

Purdue's Birck Nanotechnology Center will offer NanoDays, an interactive learning experience for students, teachers and the general public to learn more about nanoscale science and engineering and its potential impact. NanoDays, part of a nationwide festival of educational programs about nanoscale science and engineering, will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 15-16, 2011, in the Birck Nanotechnology Center in Discovery Park. Click here for more information.

Below are some opportunities for high school students, grad and undergrad students, summer faculty, and post-docs.

Graduate

The National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship Program at http://ndseg.asee.org/.

The National Science Foundation East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes (NSF-EAPSI) Program at http://www.nsfsi.org/.

Graduate/Undergraduate

Science, Mathematics, and Research for Transformation (SMART) Defense Scholarship for Service Program at http://smart.asee.org/

The Naval Research Enterprise Intern Program (NREIP) at http://nreip.asee.org/

NASA Aeronautics Scholarship Program at https://nasa.asee.org/

Summer Faculty

Air Force Summer Faculty Fellowship Program (SFFP) at http://sffp.asee.org/

The Office of Naval Research (ONR) Summer Faculty Research and Sabbatical Leave Program at http://onr.asee.org/

Post Doctoral

Navy Post-Doctoral Fellowship Programs at http://nrl.asee.org/

High School

The Science and Engineering Apprenticeship Program (SEAP) at http://seap.asee.org/

October 30, 2010

Connect with your WEPAN colleagues at SWE next week (11/4-6) in sunny Orlando FL! Click here for more details.

NGCP will host a webcast about the July 19th Collaboration meeting and report on girls, women and STEM on Wednesday, November 3, 2010 at 9:00 AM Pacific time. Register for the webcast here.

The application is now open for the Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellowship (DOE CSGF) at https://www.krellinst.org/doecsgf/application/.

For those of you that have Women in Engineering programs with full-time staff, it would be a great help if you took a minute to provide some information about your funding. It's only 4 questions! Click here for more information.

We are delighted to inform you that the Journal of Applications and Practices in Engineering Education has just published its inaugural issue of the journal at http://ijietap.utep.edu/ojs/index.php/JAPEE. We invite you to review the Table of Contents and then visit our web site to review articles and items of interest.

October 21, 2010

An article in Science nicely summarizes NSF’s decision to recognize STEM education as a valid research field for NSF’s prestigious Graduate Research Fellowships. See http://news.sciencemag.org/scienceinsider/2010/10/nsf-graduate-fellowships-now.html for details.

The posting below by Scott Jaschik, looks at the need for more explicit guidelines in the hiring of faculty spouses/partners. It is from the September 1, 2010 issue of INSIDE HIGHER ED, an excellent - and free - online source for news, opinion and jobs for all of higher education. You can subscribe at http://insidehighered.com/. Click here for Dual Career article.

The Engineering Education Service Center will offer a training of the Mother Daughter TEA workshop designed to help you get more girls into your summer camps, PLTW courses, engineering and technology clubs and competitions, on March 4, 2011 in Joplin, MO or April 2, 2011 in Boston, MA. Click here for registration information.

The inaugural Joyful Professor retreat will be held June 6-8, 2011 at the Colorado Chautauqua National Historic Landmark in Boulder, CO. The retreats are designed for faculty at all career stages to get away from the day-to-day overwhelm and begin moving towards your ideal life. Click here for more information.

The Society of Women Engineers will celebrate their 60th anniversary at the annual conference in Orlando FL, November 4-6, 2010. Over 5000 women engineering professionals, educators and students are expected to attend. Click here for more information.

October 6, 2010

The Environmental Resources Engineering Graduate program at Humboldt State University in Arcata California has received a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to fund seven graduate student scholarships per year during the 2011/2012 and 2012/2013 academic years. Students who are interested to receive more information should contact any of the following ERE program faculty members: Eileen Cashman, Beth Eschenbach, Brad Finney, Arne Jacobson, or Margaret Lang. See http://www.humboldt.edu/engineering/graduate/ere/faculty for contact information.

Organizations and individuals are reassessing just what it means to be global citizens and how to contribute more to society. Want to connect with Greater IBMers all over the world about it? Then join the Worldwide IBM Service Jam October 10 - 12 at 10:00 a.m. Eastern US time (NYC). This online event features important global dialogue, and potential breakthroughs, on "Service as a Solution". Click here for Service Jam Overview.

The U.S Office of Naval Research and Iridescent would like to extend you an invitation to the launch of theirr Science Studio on October 16 (LA) and Nov 4th (NYC) and to participate in their science festival featuring engineers hosting tinker tables for ~300 children from all over Los Angeles and New York City.Click here for more information.

Efforts to strengthen U.S. science and engineering and the nation’s competitive edge must include all Americans, especially minorities, who are the fastest growing groups of the U.S. population but the most underrepresented in science and technology careers, says a new report from the National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, and Institute of Medicine.Click here for full story.

September 29, 2010

The National Girls Collaborative Project (NGCP) brings together organizations throughout the United States that are committed to informing and encouraging girls to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Focused on this mission, NGCP is proud to host theCollaboration Conference, an opportunity for representatives from these organizations to connect in-person and learn from each other and national level experts. Conference Dates: October 21 -22, 2010
Conference Location: Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill
For more details, including agenda and speaker information, visit the Collaboration Conference Web site at: http://ngcproject.org/collabconf/index.cfm.

Bio-ITEST: New Frontiers in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology is a program funded by the National Science Foundation’s Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers (ITEST), designed to bring the exciting discipline of bioinformatics to high school teachers and students. We are currently seeking a female bioengineer to highlight in our curriculum. This involves a short interview, either by phone or in silico, which should take about 15-20 minutes. If you would like to participate, please contact Dina Kovarik, Bio-ITEST Program Manager, at dkovarik@nwabr.org.

Read the recommendations to the Administration's Educate to Innovate Campaign from the July 19th, 2010 collaboration on girls in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) on the best strategies for increasing the numbers of girls pursuing STEM careers. For more information, including the survey and report, visit this site.

On September 15, the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) released a plan for improvements in K-12 Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Education. Read more here.

On September 15, the National Science Board released a report titled Preparing the Next Generation of STEM Innovators. Read more here.

On September 16, Change the Equation (CTEq), a CEO-led initiative to cultivate widespread literacy in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), was launched. Read more here.

September 21, 2010

The School of Engineering Education (ENE) in the College of Engineering at Purdue University is honored to invite you to our Graduate Student Open House October 6-7, 2010. This open house is for prospective PhD students who are interested in getting a doctorate in engineering education. Travel grants of up to $250 towards travel expenses are available. The number of grants is limited; grants will be awarded through a competitive application process. Registration is open at: https://purdue.qualtrics.com/SE?SID=SV_0qxM6QLErdEWivG. Apply online for travel grants at: https://purdue.qualtrics.com/SE?SID=SV_428hnebBcktFK6g.

The University of Oklahoma College of Engineering is seeking input from other institutions on the following:
Since the opening of our engineering student design-build-practice facility, our college’s student competition design teams have become a significant part of the college’s outreach and recruiting displays. With the teams in such a visible location, we have realized that participation on the teams is more limited (along many dimensions) than previously believed. We have also discovered that no one seems to be keeping track of this information. I’m wondering if any of your institutions:
1. Have a similar sort of facility where student competition teams practice their engineering skills?
2. Display and showcase your college’s competition teams as part of outreach and recruiting?
3. Keep institutional records regarding the sex, race/ethnicity, and disciplinary demographics of students participating in these teams?
Please respond personally to Susan Walden at Susan.Walden@ou.edu.

Where Are the Girls--STEM Education and Careers will be a conference for education policy makers, formal and informal educators both k-12 and post-secondary, government, business, industry, and community members interested in fostering girls' participation in science, technology, engineering & mathematics (STEM) education and careers. We are asking our colleagues to join us in formulating strategies and building collaborations. The conference takes place from 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. at Indiana State University, Myers Technology Center, 605 Cherry Street, Terre Haute, IN. Space is still available. Registration information and other details are at the conference web site:http://www.indstate.edu/tss/inglgc/.

September 12, 2010

Additional resources related to the participation of women in Engineering or STEM throughout history include two books available through www.feministpress.org:

  • The Madame Curie Complex by Julie DesJardins looks at several scientists from the late 1800s into the 20th century
  • Women in Science by Vivian Gornick may also be of interest

“Civil Engineering” is the theme for the Engineering Educator's Service Center’s Fall 2010 poster contest. Posters should be fun, motivational and inspire students to pursue a degree in engineering, technology, math and/or science.

Contest deadline: 11:59pm November 3, 2010. Winners will be notified by November 10, 2010.

To enter, visit: http://www.engineeringedu.com/contest.htm

Download a flyer: Download flyer here

View the 2005-2009 winning posters here: View 2009 winners here

The Virginia Tech College of Engineering and Department of Engineering Education invite you to the 1st Annual Graduate Recruiting and Professional Development Forum on the Virginia Tech Campus, October 1-2, 2010, in Blacksburg VA. Limited spaces are available. Deadline to register is September 15. For more information or to pre-register, please visit the College of Engineering Graduate Forum’s Website at http://www.cpe.vt.edu/coegradforum/registration.html. For questions about Virginia Tech’s Engineering Education Ph.D. program, email: Cris Thompson, Graduate Program Coordinator, cris75@vt.edu.

August 10, 2010

Participation of Women in Engineering or STEM throughout history. Resources are:

  • Data on doctorates to women in physical sciences and all fields since 1920. A table is posted in our report on women in physics. Please see page 6 of this report: http://www.aip.org/statistics/trends/reports/women05.pdf Our source is
    National Research Council. 1963. Doctorate Production in United States Universities: 1920-1962. Washington, DC.
  • Data in a book by Margaret W. Rossiter titled “Women Scientists in America Before Affirmative Action, 1940-1972” (1995, Johns Hopkins University Press).
  • Nobel Prize Women in Science. (There are only 15 to date) by Sharon Bertsch McGrayne. Joseph Henry Press
  • Women Invent. Susan Casey. Chicago Review Press
  • Journeys of Women in Science and Engineering by Ambrose, Dunkle, Lazarus, Nair & Harkus. Temple University Press
  • Her Story: A Timeline of the Women Who Changed America by Charlotte S. Waisman and Jill S. Tietjen
  • There is also a portion of the National Women’s History Project website devoted to Science and Engineering http://www.nwhp.org/
  • The Society of Women Engineers has published historical information about their organization (the 60th Anniversary issue coming out this fall), founded in 1950.

The Beyond the Double Bind is an NSF-funded research project (Co-PIs: Drs.Maria Ong and Apriel Hodari, http://www.terc.edu/work/1307.html) whose primary research goal is to identify strategies that enable women of color to advance in STEM education and professions. We aim to describe individual factors that sustain minority women in STEM fields and programs and other support structures that help them to succeed.Please contact Lily Ko (lily_ko@terc.edu; 617.873.9859) if you know of
existing narratives by or about women of color.

Book ** Women in Engineering, Science and Technology: Education and Career Challenges **… provides a collection of recent high-quality empirical studies related to the education and careers of women in engineering, science and technology disciplines, with cases on innovative approaches to attracting and supporting women in training courses, and discussions on the effectiveness of mentoring, role models, government policy, and initiatives by professional bodies. http://www.igi-global.com/Bookstore/TitleDetails.aspx?TitleId=37330

Ford Foundation Fellowship Programs are designed to increase the diversity of the nation’s college and university faculties by increasing their ethnic and racial diversity, to maximize the educational benefits of diversity, and to increase the number of professors who can and will use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students. http://national-academies.org/fellowships

Why So Few publication (PDF and copies of the presentations are available). http://www.aauw.org/learn/research/whysofew.cfm

Strategies to increase the participation and performance of America’s students in STEM are derived from a document produced by the National Alliance for Partnerships in Equity. See Nontraditional Career Preparations: Root Causes and Strategies, found at http://02b47b1.netsolhost.com/foundation/page.php?55. The report is organized by areas of influence, such as Education, Career Information, Family, Internal/Individual, Societal Issues. Under each area, Root Causes are identified, and a Theory about the Root Cause. Then Strategies addressing the Root Causes are given. Evidence for each Theory is discussed in Part II of the report, as well as Effective Practices and Resources. Many of the Strategies have been implemented by specific programs, some named in the report and others described in other resources. More information about this report, including a link, is on the project Web site: http://www.stemcollaboration.org.

Institute for Women in Trades, Technology &
Science (IWITTS) WomenTech Educators newsletter is at
http://www.iwitts.com/html/mailinglist.html. If you'd like to hear more of the latest research on recruiting and retaining women in the technology classroom, I invite you to join me at our next WomenTech Educators Workshop (http://www.iwitts.com/workshop) on October 14-15th in the beautiful Bay Area. At the workshop, we'll present the latest
recruitment and retention research and help you create a plan for
filling your technology classroom with women. We've got a
terrific early bird discount that ends on August 31st, so catch
the savings while you can!

The Centers of Excellence for Aerospace and Advanced Materials Manufacturing at Everett Community College and Marine Manufacturing & Technology at Skagit Valley College, Whidbey Island Campus along with the Engineering Education Service Center announce that registration is open for the Fall 2010 Train the Trainer Workshop for the Mother Daughter TEA. The Mother Daughter TEA is a one day event that provides middle school girls with a tremendous opportunity to complete hands-on activities and interact with an engineering professional to learn about valuable, high-wage opportunities in the engineering industry. Mothers and daughters design, problem-solve, troubleshoot, and refine their designs in an effort to learn more about engineering and win fabulous prizes. The Mother Daughter TEA event was founded to encourage young women to take an interest in pursuing a career in the engineering industry. Info here. Saturday, October 2, 2010, Seattle, WA. Questions not answered on the EESC website may be directed to Celeste Baine (celbaine@engineeringedu.com) or Mary Kaye Bredeson (mbredeson@everettcc.edu).

February 1, 2010
The ASEE Board of Directors approved a WIED dues increase to $7 per year. Also, the Apprenticeship Educator Grants (visit link) is now officially approved.

The 2010 CRA-W Grad Cohort Workshop
April 23-24, 2010 in Bellevue, WA
Application Deadline: February 1, 2010
http://www.cra-w.org/gradcohort
CRA-W is announcing the formation of the 2010 Grad Cohort for Women. Cohort activities will kick off with a workshop April 23-24, 2010 in Bellevue, WA, funded by generous donations from Microsoft and Google. This workshop is the cornerstone of CRA-W's Grad Cohort Program to increase the ranks of senior women in computing by building and mentoring nationwide communities of women during their graduate studies.

NASA's Exploration System Mission Directorate (ESMD) is funding a Faculty Fellowship Project for Space Grant faculty to visit a NASA field center in the summer of 2010. This year the faculty fellows will gain knowledge on one ESMD project, and then implement that ESMD project in a senior design/capstone course at their university during the 2010-2011 academic year. Please read the attached solicitation and send it out to all affiliate institutions in your consortium. I've also attached the list of ESMD projects that are eligible. The application, solicitation, and ESMD project list are also available on PBMA. The due date is February 8. Click here for more information.

What to do for Engineers Week, summer camps, etc. - Resources that can help.

  1. Girl's Day Resource - "Ideas in Action: A Girl's Guide to Careers in Engineering" - This booklet is for girls that want to work with people, help solve climate problems, save the world, or be part of the movement that makes a difference in the world. http://www.engineeringedu.com/store/girlguide.html
  2. Two DVD's that are wildly popular to show in classrooms. The first one, "Engineers Can Do Anything!" is good for middle and high school students. http://www.engineeringedu.com/store/dvd.html The 2nd DVD, "Women in Engineering: The Best Kept Secret for Saving the World" is for high school girls. http://www.engineeringedu.com/store/dvdwie.html
  3. Don't forget about giving away pins! http://www.engineeringedu.com/store/pins.html
  4. Free curriculum book online. http://www.engineeringedu.com/contestcurr.html
  5. Great book of low cost and really fun engineering activities: http://www.engineeringedu.com/store/tg1.html
  6. There is an engineering camp directory here: http://www.engineeringedu.com/camps/
  7. Decorating with our wonderfully colorful and dynamic engineering posters: http://www.engineeringedu.com/store/posters.html
  8. Celeste Baine Director - Engineering Education Service Center Author - Engineers Make a Difference 1004 5th St., Springfield, OR 97477 541-988-1005 tel, 541-988-1008 fax http://www.engineeringedu.com.
  9. Tricia Berry, Paige Smith and Jenny Becker presented contrasting outreach programs for Engineering-Week Girl Day from the University of Texas at Austin, University of Maryland at College Park and Rockwell Collins. Each are described in a powerpoint presentation that includes program basics, recruiting participants and volunteers, impact data and lessons learned. See this link.

The Center of Integrated Nanomechanical Systems (COINS) at UC Berkeley (an NSF NSEC) is accepting applications for our summer research program. Below are the highlights.

What: Summer Research at UC Berkeley

When: June 21-August 13, 2010

Who: US Citizens and Permanent residents interested in Nanoscience (primarily from the following majors: EECS, Mechanical Engineering, Bioengineering, Materials Science Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Physics)

Why: Work with a world renowned faculty member and a graduate student mentor on such research areas as energy scavenging, sensing, electronics & wireless, and mobility. The program will provide a $4,000 stipend, room and board, travel arrangements (up to $500) and GRE prep course & graduate school advising.

Contact: Meltem Erol, merol@berkeley.edu or 510-643-7380 for questions or further information. Click here for the website.

December 3, 2009

The Louisiana State University College of Engineering’s Office for Diversity Programs is hosting the 2nd annual Marathon High School Teacher Engineering Awareness Program from June 7-11, 2010. LSU invites applications for a Lead Facilitator(s) to develop and present the week-long institute. The purpose of the institute is for high school mathematics and science teachers to be exposed to various subjects and ways engineering concepts can be implemented in their classes through inquiry-based, active-learning activities. All high school science and math subjects will be included in the workshop. Submit your resume to Vaneshette Henderson, Program Manager at vhende1@lsu.eu or mail to:
LSU College of Engineering
Office for Diversity Programs
ATTN: HSTEAP
3304 Patrick F. Taylor Hall
Baton Rouge, LA 70803

Applications are now open for the Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellowship (DOE CSGF) at https://www.krellinst.org/doecsgf/application/. This is an exciting opportunity for doctoral students to earn up to four years of financial support along with outstanding benefits and opportunities while pursuing degrees in fields of study that utilize high performance computing technology to solve complex problems in science and engineering. Applications for the next class of fellows are due on January 14th, 2010. Please display or forward the DOE CSGF poster to interested students. For more information regarding the fellowship and to access the online application, visit http://www.krellinst.org/csgf

Any interesting practical applications engineering professors use to teach concepts can be adapted to the 5 E format (Engage, Explore, Explain, Elaborate, Evaluate). More information about the 5Es can be found at http://www.miamisci.org/ph/lpintro5e.html. Other examples of practical engineering applications/lesson plans can be found at
http://www.engineeringexamples.org/

Spread the word to colleagues, faculty, educators and engineers that EYL is an effective tool to show girls that engineering is a creative, lucrative, team-oriented profession that allows people to make a difference. An independent evaluation shows Engineer Your Life is sparking girls' interest in engineering. Key findings include: -95.3% of the girls who explored the web site indicated that the site helped them learn about engineering -Nearly 88% said the site made them more interested in engineering as a career -Over 75% indicated the site inspired them to take an engineering course in college -78.5% of girls, after exploring the EYL site, listed engineering as their number one career choice -79% of girls had a better understanding of how to pursue an engineering degree after visiting the site. The independent study was conducted by Veridian Insight LLC and American Institutes for Research. To read the executive summary and full report, click here: http://engineeryourlife.org/cms/engineers.aspx?subpage=8775

For those of you planning Girl Day programs for the spring, check out the resources posted online in the WEPAN Knowledge Center. Join the Professional Interest Group, “Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day”, and explore all the resources posted and the recent webinar PowerPoint. Click here for direct link.

Clemson University is hosting its 8th Annual National Conference Best Practices in Black Student Achievement: Closing the Achievement Gap. The conference will address bold ideas and new solutions needed to help college and university officials recruit, retain and graduate black students. For details, go to http://www.clemson.edu/administration/diversityoffice/bestpractices/

The Black Graduate Student Association (BGSA) at the Georgia Institute of Technology invites you to attend the Georgia Tech Graduate Technical Symposium. The primary objective of this event is to provide a forum for exceptional undergraduate, masters, and doctoral students to communicate advances in their research while fostering interaction with corporate and university representatives. The Symposium is scheduled for January 14th-16th, 2010 in Atlanta, Georgia. More than $4000 will be awarded for the oral and poster presentation competitions. Please visit the [GT]2 website at http://www.gtsquared.gatech.edu for online abstract submission and registration, agenda and travel accommodations. If you have more specific questions, please feel free to send an email to gtsquared.bgsa@gmail.com.

Interesting report regarding the US public's perception regarding engineering. Click here for direct link.

NSF Workshop on Games in Engineering & Computer Science (GECS). This workshop is intended to explore the opportunities and challenges that are presented by and for the use of games and game-based solutions in engineering and computer science education. Website: http://gecs.tamu.edu

October 26, 2009

The National Science Foundation invites Proposals for the ADVANCE program: Increasing the Participation and Advancement of Women in Academic Science and Engineering Careers (ADVANCE) Full Proposal Deadline Date: November 12, 2009 Program Guidelines: NSF 09-504 The goal of the ADVANCE program is to develop systemic approaches to increase the representation and advancement of women in academic science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) careers, thereby contributing to the development of a more diverse science and engineering workforce. Click here for direct link.

Serving Up Science and Engineering (to girls specially): a quick briefing. A guide for people who find themselves involved in outreach programs, or want to know about them. Sevo, Ruta & Bogue, Barbara (2009). Click here for direct link.

October 5, 2009

IBM is currently rolling out its fifth annual Master the Mainframe Contest this fall semester, with over $27,000 in prizes up for grabs. Click here for direct link.

The National Association of Multicultural Engineering Program Advocates (NAMEPA) and Women in Engineering ProActive Network (WEPAN) announces the 4th Joint Conference to be held April 12-14, 2010 at the Baltimore Marriott Inner Harbor Hotel in Baltimore, MD. Click here for direct link.

WEPAN is working with Stevens Institute of Technology and Campbell-Kibler Associates on a new National Science Foundation grant called ENGAGE--Engaging Students in Engineering. ENGAGE aims to increase the capacity of engineering schools to retain undergraduate students by facilitating the implementation of three research-based strategies to improve student day-to-day classroom and educational experience. The project will involve teams from engineering schools, mini-grants and technical assistance. To learn more about ENGAGE and to apply, go to: http://tinyurl.com/ENGAGEProfile.

Engineering Education Service Center’s 5th Annual Engineering Poster Contest is underway - “Engineers of America” is the theme for the Engineering Education Service Center’s Fall 2009 poster contest. This year’s winning entry can be found in a display of inspiration, excitement, wonder and curiosity. Posters should be fun, motivational and inspire students to pursue a degree in engineering, technology, math and/or science. Click here for direct link.

September 16, 2009

Virginia Tech Department of Engineering Education is hosting a Graduate Recruitment Day on Friday, October 16, 2009. Prospective students interested in learning more about the PhD in Engineering Education are encouraged to attend. Travel grants are available. Click here for direct link.

The International Journal of Applications and Practices in Engineering Education is focused on understanding engineering education practice and practitioners. The goals of the journal and the scope areas are listed in the weblink above for the journal. The initial editorial board for the journal and peer review criteria for papers are listed in About the Journal link. The journal is an outgrowth of three CCLI projects that have shaped our thinking. We are compiling the inaugural issue (to be out before March 2010) and welcome submissions from engineering educators. Click here for direct link.

SC Advanced Technological Education (SC ATE) Center, funded by the National Science Foundation, has a two-part mission at www.TeachingTechnicians.org: (1) to make it easy for technician educators to learn about and take advantage of exemplary professional development opportunities provided by National Science Foundation (NSF) Advanced Technological Education Program (ATE) grantees and others in STEM fields; and, (2) to increase participation in faculty development by providing NSF ATE and other STEM grantees a central place to broadly announce their events and proactively alert instructors. Click here for direct link.

New Engineering Career Booklet for Girls by Celeste Baine entitled, "Ideas in Action: A Girl's Guide to Careers in Engineering". Click here for direct link.

More Than Title IX: How Equity Education has Shaped the Nation By Katherine Hanson, Vivian H. Guilfoy & Sarita Nair-Pillai. Women in America have come a long way in the last one hundred years, from lacking the right to vote to holding some of the highest profile positions in the country. This change, however, did not come without struggle. More Than Title IX highlights the impact one of the most powerful instruments of change—education. Click here for direct link.

PAESMEM-AAAS Leadership Workshop for Women, October 1-2, 2009. Join us for a unique leadership experience that reaches across work sectors and puts you in touch with leaders and pees in industry, academe, government, and non-profits. This workshop is for women who have degrees in science, engineering or technology and who have been in the professional workforce 10 years or less. Click here for direct link.

“Engineers of America” is the theme for the Engineering Education Service Center’s 2009 poster contest. This year’s winning entry can be found in a display of inspiration, excitement, wonder and curiosity. Posters should be fun, motivational and inspire students to pursue a degree in engineering, technology, math and/or science. Click here for direct link.

Literature survey of research based studies on factors that attract 6-9 grade girls to engineering. Click here for direct link.

August 17, 2009

Six-part leadership webinar series hosted by Women’s Leadership Coaching, Inc. Webinars are led by successful women leaders from industry. Click here for direct link.

Candidates have from October 5th to November 30th 2009 to apply for the Schlumberger Foundation 2010 Faculty for the Future fellowships.Faculty for the Future fellowships are awarded to women from developing and emerging economies who are preparing for PhD postdoctoral study in the physical sciences, engineering and related disciplines* to pursue advanced graduate study at top universities in their disciplines abroad. Click here for direct link.

The National Science Foundation is seeking young, charismatic, appealing, energetic engineers to profile as role models. Click here for direct link.

The Gender Perspective of Young People’s Images of Science, Engineering and Technology (SET) 10th -12th December 2009 – University of Wuppertal / Germany. Click here for direct link.

The Recruiting Women Technoblog is a casual and interactive venue to present and discuss recruitment and retention strategies. Click here for direct link.

Peggy Lane's two volume anthology on women in engineering is now available from ASCE Press: Women in Engineering: Pioneers and Trailblazers & Women in Engineering: Professional Life. Click here for direct link.

Temple University is proud to announce the publication of Swimming Against the Tide: African American Girls and Science Education by Sandra L. Hanson. Click here for direct link.

From Science to Business: How to Prepare Female Scientists and Engineers to Successfully Transition into Entrepreneurship
Monday August 31, 2009 to September 1, 2009
Sponsored by: The Committee on Women in Science, Engineering, and Medicine of The National Academies. Click here for direct link.

After training staff and faculty on how to present engineering using Engineer Your Life (EYL) resources, UT Austin’s Tricia Berry finds that local teachers, administrators and students are much more receptive to engineering outreach programs. Click here for direct link.

On behalf of Multinational Development of Women in Technology (MDWIT), the World Bank, the Center for Women and Technology for the Arab Region, the UN Global Alliance for ICT for Development (UNGAID), TAGO, ICT Qatar, and the UAE Higher Colleges of Education, it is our pleasure to invite you to participate in the iMARKETPLACE at the UNGAID on September 3 and 4th. We would like to develop an "interactive display" that would represent women's efforts in support of ICT. Applications will be accepted from individuals and organizations through August 26, 2009. Click here for direct link.

Alfred University appoints Dr. Doreen Edwards as new dean of School of Engineering. Click here for more information.

May 13, 2009
Congratulations to the newly elected officers for the 2009-2011 term! Click here for more information.

WEPAN's Digital Knowledge Center is launched! Click here for more information.

The NSF Research on Gender in Science and Engineering has funded our extension service project ENGAGE: Engaging Students in Engineering through Instruction and Mentoring.If you plan to be in Austin, TX in June, we encourage you to attend the joint WEPAN/ASEE session ASEE 3592, Research-Based Initiatives that Improve Retention of Female Students on June 17 from 2:15-5:15, Hilton Austin Hotel. The 6 workshop leaders are all part of ENGAGE. Click here for more information.

President Obama’s address to the National Academy of Sciences. Click here for more information.

The Women's Bureau would to share with you a Statement from U.S. Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis on equal pay and you can follow her on twitter here.

Engineering suddenly hot at universities | csmonitor.com. Click here for more information.

For all of you considering bringing your family to Austin this summer, here are some great links that point to some of the fun family things to do in and around Austin: Click here for more information or Here or Here.

April 15, 2009
Here are a few of our new projects and what we have been doing for girls in engineering lately. Engineering Education Service Center & Engineers Make a Difference! Click here for more information.

March 19, 2009
Engineering or technology summer camp directory listing for 2009. This directory had 20,000 hits last month! Click here for more information.

February 17, 2009

Louisiana State University College of Engineering’s Office for Diversity Programs is awarding the Marathon Engineering Diversity Graduate Fellowship to female and minority PhD students for the Fall 2009 and/or Spring 2010. The Graduate Fellowship will provide a $20,000 stipend and an additional $15,000 annually by the home department of the graduate student, for an overall package of $35,000 per year for a maximum of up to four years. Click here for more information.

March 1 is the opening of the Traditional Fulbright Scholar competition. Over 800 grants are available for lecturing, conducting research, or combining both in over 130 countries around the globe. The deadline is August 1. For information on Fulbright Scholar Awards, consult our website at www.cies.org for descriptions of awards and new eligibility requirements. If you are interested in requesting materials, please write to scholars@cies.iie.org.

Explore the new Great Science for Girls (GSG) Web site, developed by the Educational Equity Center. The Web site is a valuable resource for afterschool program directors, practitioners, parents, intermediaries, and researchers. GSG has assembled a wide range of resources, literature, and research to assist in discussions with funders, community members, and other stakeholders regarding girls and science. Also available on the site is a list of evidence-based curriculum that is successful in stimulating girls' interest in STEM. Click here for more information.

Research universities may not be able to count on their ability to attract the best young faculty talent, a survey being released today suggests. Scott Jaschik looks at graduate students' future faculty interest in campuses that offer a "family friendly" environment. The article is from the January 15, 2009 issue of INSIDE HIGHER ED, an excellent - and free - online source for news, opinion and jobs for all of higher education. This is from TOMORROW'S PROFESSOR(sm) eMAIL NEWSLETTER, to register click here.

If you're looking for an outreach opportunity with high impact and a small time commitment, consider volunteering for a college fair as part of Engineer Your Life (EYL). EYL is the movement to interest college-bound high school girls in engineering. The fairs feature college admissions and resource experts for high school students, counselors and parents. All materials and exhibit fees are sponsored by EYL! There are even handouts that can be branded by your organization! Click here for more information.

The UW ADVANCE Center for Institutional Change received an award this year from the NSF ADVANCE PAID program to hold professional development workshops for Ph.D.-level women in industry, research labs, or national labs who are interested in transitioning to academic careers in STEM. The first workshop will be held October 19 and 20, 2009. Register here and click here for more information.

Based on the successful MIT Women's Initiative, University of Washington's College of Engineering has developed our own outreach program entitled the UW Women's Initiative. With both programs, women engineering students give presentations and lead hands-on activities about engineering to groups of high school and middle school girls. With the support of a grant from the Engineering Information Foundation, the UW Women's Initiative has put together a set of web pages for other Colleges of Engineering to start their own student-run outreach program. It is located at: http://www.engr.washington.edu/uwwi/.

December 17, 2008
WEPAN Conference Proceedings can be found online: Click here for more information.

It is my pleasure to invite you to participate in the 2009 Research in Engineering Education Symposium to be held July 20-23, 2009 in sunny Queensland, Australia. Click here for more information.

Engineer Your Life (EYL): Based on research, both our own and the work done by the NAE’s Changing the Conversion committee, we have developed and tested effective messages that align with the values and aspirations most important to girls. Click here for more information.

The Motivating Undergraduates in Science and Technology (MUST) Project awards scholarships and internships to undergraduate students pursuing Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM)degrees. Each year, 100 students receive one-year competitive scholarships of up to $10,000 and a paid internship relevant to their chosen field. Click here for more information.

The Harriett G. Jenkins Pre-doctoral Fellowship Project (JPFP) increases the number of graduate degrees awarded to underrepresented persons (women, minorities, and/or persons with disabilities) participating in the STEM workforce, thereby eliminating the shortage of skilled workers. Click here for more information.

October 31, 2008
SAVE THE DATE: The University of Washington ADVANCE program will offer a national leadership workshop for science, engineering, and mathematics department chairs and emerging faculty leaders. These workshops, called LEAD: Leadership Excellence for Academic Diversity, are focused on providing academic leaders with the skills and resources to address issues related to departmental and university culture and the professional development of all faculty. A pre-workshop mentoring-for-leadership event will also be offered to women faculty. The third and final workshop held June 22-23, 2009 in Fayetteville, AR and is jointly hosted by the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville and the University of Washington, Seattle. Click here to visit the site and here to see the full flyer.

October 16, 2008
Want to stay connected with your academic family tree? Academia.edu is a new site dedicated to this. Click here to visit the site and enter your own information.

There is an interesting article in today's Inside Higher Ed, "Redefining the Gender Gap" that discusses research and a new book by Linda J. Sax, who is at the University of California-Los Angeles. Here's the link.

College Programs for Women in Engineering—a Searchable Resource for Students, Parents, and the Women in Engineering Community: WEPAN invites the women in engineering community to post links and information about their Women in Engineering activities on campus. Students, parents and others are encouraged to use the search function to explore programs of interest to you.

September 18, 2008
WEPAN now has a monthly e-newsletter to inform members about WEPAN news, activities and resources. To subscribe, email wepan@wepan.org.

September 11, 2008
Here is an interesting article on increasing enrollments of women in engineering. Several WEPAN institutional member schools and their recruitment and retention efforts are mentioned. Note the connection to careful messaging to appeal to students, consistent with the new NAE report, "Changing the Conversation". Click here for more information.

August 26, 2008
Mentoring is a key factor in keeping women and minorities on track to careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, yet they overwhelmingly reported a lack of mentoring opportunities, according to a new study released by MentorNet. Click here for more information.

August 5, 2008
The article below, "Keys to Hiring Women in Science" was in Inside Higher Ed. Click here for more information.

August 5, 2008
The National Academy of Engineering has conducted a major study to address the messages we portray to pre-college students about engineering. The findings show that young people want jobs that make a difference. Additional recommendations from the research study are as follows:
· Stop reinforcing the images of ‘nerdy and boring’
· Stop focusing on math and science as the needed inputs and instead focus on the outputs, career opportunities, and making a difference in the world
· Use the word ‘create’ not ‘build’
· Use images of people, not things: especially avoid using gears and mechanical looking things
· Use the following five words in describing engineering: discovery, design, imagination, innovation, contribution
· Describe engineer as creative problem solvers, essential to health, happiness and safety
· Emphasize that engineers shape the future Click here for more information.

August 1, 2008
ASCE released a new book entitled, "Becoming Leaders: A Practical Handbook for Women in Engineering, Science, and Technology." Click here for more information.

May 4th, 2007
Announcing the National Clearninghouse on Academic Worklife (NCAW). This site combines into a single website information resources and community discussions to support those who study or participate in academic work: faculty, administrators, graduate students in the pipeline, and staff.

 

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