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March 24, 2015
#30in30 celebrates women engineers - by Lindsey Cole in the Daily Commercial News
Mothers of Innovation: 12 Women Engineers and Scientists to Know - by Suzanne Deffree of EE Times
BrightRoll and Hackbright Academy team up to launch a mentorship program for women engineers - original article by Ruth Reader at Venture Beat.
Female engineering statue to promote gender equality at the University of Illinois - from The Daily Illini
George Osborne, UK Chancellor of the Exchequer, calls for more women in engineering - from Business Reporter
Nominate Yourself or a Colleague for WEPAN Awards and Join the 2015 WEPAN Change Leader Forum!
Nominations accepted through March 25, 2015
WEPAN Awards honor key individuals, programs, and corporations for accomplishments that underscore WEPAN's mission. They are presented each year for extraordinary service, significant achievement, model programs, and work environments that support the success of women in STEM. To learn more about each award, access nomination forms, or to view a list of past recipients, please click on the links below:
WEPAN Awards will be presented at the 2015 Change Leader Forum.
ASEE Diversity Committee Winter 2015 Newsletter Now Out
General questions and comments can also be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nominations Open for INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine!
Honor Those Who Inspire
Nominate Someone You Know
Click here to nominate a colleague.
January 27, 2015
March 22-24, 2015
October 16, 2014
Check out the MOOC: Learning How to Learn
Check out the free massive open online course (MOOC) on learning, with emphasis on learning in the STEM disciplines: Learning How to Learn: Powerful Mental Tools to Help You Master Tough Subjects. This MOOC is one of Coursera’s and UC-San Diego’s most popular offerings (almost 200,000 students in the first session). The second session is just beginning and is currently #1 (according to Class Central) of all 253 MOOCs being offered worldwide in the month of October. The MOOC is based on the book A Mind for Numbers: How to Excel at Math and Science (Even If You Flunk Algebra), (Penguin, 2014), by ASEE member Barbara Oakley, PhD, PE. The book is a New York Times best-selling science book, and it features a sidebar by ASEE’s Norman Fortenberry. Here also is Dr. Oakley’s related op-ed in the Wall Street Journal about learning in the STEM disciplines, which has brought a good deal of attention to how engineering can contribute to the national conversation on learning. Learning language and learning math shares much in common—we can profitably use this information to help steer women towards STEM, as Dr. Oakley discusses in this article in the popular science magazine Nautilus.
July 9, 2014
Please plan to attend SIXTH ANNUAL FIRST-YEAR ENGINEERING EXPERIENCE CONFERENCE (Visit the Conference Website: http://fyee.org), August 7-8, 2014
Hosted by The Dwight Look College of Engineering at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas. The first three FYEE conferences were held at the University of Notre Dame, then two years at Pitt's Swanson School of Engineering. FYEE allows attendees and presenters to experience and interact with other engineering educators, discuss ideas, reflect on the topics and issues from the sessions, and chart new directions and collaborations.
Invitation to Serve as an NSF Reviewer for 2015 NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program - Nominations due by: July 21, 2014
If you are interested in serving as a panelist for the 2015 NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program, please use the link below to provide your contact information to Dr. B. A. Watford. No guarantee that you will be selected but your name will be submitted for consideration. https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/5DC9MVL
May 16, 2014
Sixth Annual First-Year Engineering Experience Conference
ABSTRACT SUBMISSION EXTENSION: MAY 18, 2014
We invite you to attend the 6th Annual First Year Engineering Experience Conference, August 7-8, 2014. Visit the Conference Website: http://fyee.org
Hosted by The Dwight Look College of Engineering at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas. The first three FYEE conferences were held at the University of Notre Dame, then two years at Pitt's Swanson School of Engineering. FYEE allows attendees and presenters to experience and interact with other engineering educators, discuss ideas, reflect on the topics and issues from the sessions, and chart new directions and collaborations. The call for session topics and papers is now open. Please download our one-sheet for additional information and mark the following deadlines for our proposal process:
May 18: Abstracts submitted for paper submissions
April 4, 2014
Fast Company recently released an article about promoting gender diversity in the technology workplace titled, "How To Move The Women In Technology Conversation To The Mainstream" by Caroline Simard, Sabina Nawaz and Francine Berman. The article highlights three concrete steps organizations can take to promote diversity:
To read the entire article, click here.
March 24, 2014
Register now for the Inaugural IEEE Women in Engineering International Leadership Conference to be held May 1-2 in San Francisco. Check it out at http://ieee-wie-ilc.org/.
New Facebook page for WIED in preparation for the ASEE Annual Conference - Check it out at https://www.facebook.com/groups/209749389196876/.
Meet Pinterest's Rockstar Women Engineers - Business Insider featured the three women who launched a complete rewrite and redesign of Pinterest's mobile site, which is no small task since 75% of Pinterest's usage comes from mobile devices. Read more at http://www.businessinsider.com/pinterest-women-engineers-2014-3.
Featured in Information Week, the EDN Network Highlights 10 Inspirational Women in Engineering and Science
March 7, 2014
Happy International Women's Day! - Officially March 8.
March 5, 2014
DiscoverE's Global Marathon is going on NOW! It is the only free, virtual event uniting E&T women that coincides with International Women’s Day. Join us for interactive webcasts and Champion (locally organized) satellite events. Daily themes are:
March 5 – Advice from the Top
March 6 – Gaining Momentum
March 7 – Inspire Yourself. Inspire Others
For the press release, click here. It's not too late to register and participate in the discussion: http://www.discovere.org/our-programs/global-marathon
February 21, 2014
Call for Mentors for the ASEE Student Division Mentorship Program
ASEE SD is initiating a mentorship program that we hope the other ASEE divisions will take part in. They would like to pair an ASEE SD member (mentee) with a divisional ASEE members (mentor). Upon signup, the new mentor will be placed into an ASEE SD controlled database with the mentor’s relevant information. When a new mentee enrolls, an ASEE SD officer will search the database for a “best-match” mentor (a mentor that best fits the mentee’s desired career path). The potential mentor will be contacted to ensure they are still interested in participating in the program (they are always free to decline). If they are willing to act as a mentor, ASEE SD will facilitate an introduction.
For those who wish to become a mentor, please have them visit the following address: http://students.asee.org/?page_id=1129 Please consider participating in this new program as there is a strong demand from our ASEE SD members. For more information about the program, email ASEESDMentorship@gmail.com. For more information about ASEE SD, please visit: http://students.asee.org/
Join the 2014 WEPAN Change Leader Forum: Engineering a Culture that Drives Innovation! (reprinted from WEPAN 2014 Forum webpage)
WEPAN (Women in Engineering ProActive Network) is excited to convene the 2014 Change Leader Forum: Engineering a Culture that Drives Innovation. It is imperative that we transform engineering culture to recognize, value, engage and leverage difference to support advanced innovation and business performance.
February 5, 2014
NSF Call for Participants for Phase I Ideas Labs on Undergraduate STEM Education
The Directorate for Education and Human Resources has implemented a new program for “Improving Undergraduate STEM Education” (IUSE) through its Division of Undergraduate Education (EHR/DUE). The IUSE program description (PD 14-7513) outlines a broad funding opportunity to support projects that address immediate challenges and opportunities facing undergraduate science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education, as well as those that anticipate new structures and function of the undergraduate STEM learning and teaching enterprise.
January 20, 2014
Million Women Mentors is looking for mentors!
December 20, 2013
Purdue University Engineering Students Design Toys That Help Foster Learning
May 24, 2013
Registrations for the one-day symposium to the ASEE WIED. “Practical Ways to Build Gender-Inclusive Cultures in Engineering” is now open. The symposium will be on Saturday, June 22, 2013 - the dat before the ASEE Conference in Atlanta, GA! Click here to register.
May 16, 2013
Latin America and Caribbean Engineering Institutions (LACCEI) is organizing the 2013 Conference in Cancun, MX August 14 to 16, 2013. This year, the conference hosts a session to discuss Women in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM). This session will feature a report on STEM women faculty in Puerto Rico from the U.S. National Science Foundation's ADVANCE Hispanic Women in STEM project as an exemplar of a professional network. For more information, click here.
May 8, 2013
WIED has lined up a number of fantastic programs for the June ASEE conference. Please remember that you are WELCOME at the Business Meeting/Luncheon regardless of whether you've bought a ticket. If you didn't - just bring your own lunch and join the conversation. Also - please join us for the MIND, WIED, and K-12 joint reception on Monday evening! For detailed schedule, click here.
The Office for Diversity Programs at Louisiana State University is accepting applications for students to participate in the 2013 Summer Pre-College Engineering Programs: Recruiting into Engineering High Ability Multicultural Students (REHAMS), and eXploration Camp Inspiring Tomorrow’s Engineers (XCITE). For more information, click here.
April 24, 2013
Construction toys for girls, once a well-intentioned but unsuccessful part of the toy market, are blossoming. Small toy makers littleBits, GoldieBlox and Maykah Inc. are marketing products they say can bolster spatial skills, which recent reserch has linked to degrees and careers in math and engineering. To learn more, click here.
March 28, 2013
Joint ASEE WIED and WEPAN "Symposium Practical Ways to Build Gender-Inclusive Cultures in Engineering" on Saturday, June 22, 2013, 8:30AM to 5PM at Hyatt Regency Atlanta, Atlanta, GA.
March 21, 2013
Study suggests bias to blame for scientific advisory board gender gap:Women in academic science are half as likely as comparably qualified men to be invited to join corporate scientific advisory boards of biotechnical firms, and a new study suggests the problem lies in the mindset of corporate leadership. Read more.
7 Ways Women Must Take Charge Of Their Careers: Let’s stop pretending we’ve come a long way, baby. We haven’t. The numbers speak for themselves: 3.8% of Fortune 500 CEOs are women; Women comprise 23.7% of U.S. legislators; On average in the U.S., Caucasian women earn 77% of what men earn for doing the same jobs, but African American women earn only 69 cents on the dollar and Latinas only 58 cents on the dollar; Within just one year out of college, women are earning 8% less than the men with whom they graduated and by mid-career that number increases to over 20%. Read more.
March 18, 2013
WEPAN Awards honor individuals, programs, and corporations for extraordinary service, significant achievement, model programs, and work environments that support the career success of women engineers. They are presented each year at the WEPAN conference which will be held in Atlanta, Georgia from June 19-22, 2013. Please consider nominating a colleague, a program, or a corporation by March 31, 2013. (Self-nominations encouraged.) For more information, click here.
February 27, 2013
As we celebrate Women's History Month, RSVP today to be part of a special call where different 100 Women Leaders in STEM honorees will share with us their story, their challenges and what their organization is doing to promote more women and girls in STEM careers. The TownHall Conference call will take place virtually (WebEx platform) on March 6th from 1:00-2:30PM EST.
Submissions for the 2013 Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing are open now – March 15th. For more information, click here.
Watch the CTEq STEM salon. Highly recommended. Linda Rosen's introduction is succinct and on point, and the panelists represented a variety of expert views. Check out the shout out from the panel on their opinion on which states who are leading the way in STEM. You can access the video from Change the Equation's website under News and Events and then STEM Salons. Here is the You Tube video.
The ASEE Diversity Committee would like to invite you to a free workshop on Microinequities. It will be held on Sunday June 23, 2013 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM in the Georgia World Congress Center, A312. For more information, click here.
February 17, 2013
WEPAN Awards honor individuals, programs, and corporations for extraordinary service, significant achievement, model programs, and work environments that support the career success of women engineers. They are presented each year at the WEPAN conference which will be held in Atlanta, Georgia from June 19-22, 2013. Please consider nominating a colleague, a program, or a corporation by March 15, 2013. Self-nominations encouraged. For more information, click here.
February 10, 2013
The WIED Nominating Committee is seeking candidates for five positions. Members may nominate friends and colleagues (with the friend/colleague’s consent) or may self nominate. To learn about the positions and their responsibilities, click here.
February 5, 2013
The Frontiers in Education 2013 Conference committee has extended the abstract deadline to Friday, February 8, 2013. We would love to see submissions at the frontiers of providing an inclusive community and innovative diversity initiatives. For more information and submission instructions click here.
February 3, 2013
On line registration is open for the May 22-24, 2013 Chautauqua short “Enhancing Student Success through a Model Introduction to Engineering Course.” For information about the course and the opportunity to register on line click here.
Click here to read about project Engineering Degree. The website provides some valuable resource for anyone interested in a career in engineering. The site discusses the offline and online educational paths one can follow to obtain a degree in engineering or a related field.
January 25, 2013
Join a free webinar from the NSF ENGAGE project and sponsored by ASME on: Improving ME Student Engagement in Engineering January 29, 2013 at 3 PM EST. To register and view the full invitation, click here.
January 16, 2013
Planning to get an education? Visit Top Schools. This is a database of colleges and universities around the nation to help you as you assess your options. It provides information regarding school admissions, tuition and financial aid, provides you with governmental statistics as well as direct links to school websites and other relevant resources. It also provides facts and figures regarding what the most popular degree programs at each school are, etc.
Cornell University has just released a new 4-minute video on women in engineering and some of the challenges they face. This video could spark interesting and useful conversations with many students and offer opportunities to address students’ assumptions and biases about success in engineering. Clcik here to watch the video. Click here for the teacher-facilitator materials that accompany the video. Clcik here to get to the Cornell Women in Science web page that contains more resources.
December 16, 2012
CURIE Academy and CATALYST Academy, both will take place July 14-20, 2013. The CURIE and CATALYST Academies are one-week summer residential programs for high school students who excel in math and science, enjoy solving problems, and want to learn more about careers in engineering. Need based tuition and travel assistance are available for both academies. For more information, click here.
November 16, 2012
DuPont Minorities in Engineering Award: The award is endowed by DuPont and consists of a $1,500 honorarium, a certificate and a grant of $500 for travel expenses to the ASEE Annual Conference. For more information, click here.
Call for Participation of NSF Sponsored Pan-American Advanced Studies Institute on Modeling, Simulation and Optimization of Globalized Physical Distribution Systems. To be held August 5 – 17, 2013 in Santiago, Chile. Travel stipends are available. Applications from assistant professors, post-docs and doctoral students are now being taken on line. For more information, click here.
November 11, 2012
Call for Abstracts for WEPAN’s upcoming conference! We are seeking abstracts up to 350-words by November 16, 2012. For more information, click.
October 27, 2012
AAUW is releasing our Graduating to a Pay Gap research report on October 24th, and will also be hosting a panel discussion about the report on November 15 from 3:30-4:30 EST. For more information, click here.
October 21, 2012
Learn about one community college program in engineering technology in which the percentage of females retained went from zero percent in 2007 to 26% in 2012. Plus, more male students and minority students are receiving degrees and certificates as well! Attend the webinar "From the Trenches: A Retention Success Story of Women inSTEM," on Thursday, November 1 2012, 2:30 pm ET/ 1:30pm CT/12:30 pm MT/ 11:30 am PT. To sign up, click here.
October 7, 2012
Each year, College Edition recognizes the best and brightest 3rd, 4th, and 5th year engineering students, whose academic successes and experiences in the engineering field have positioned them to make an impact.The application is available at www.facebook.com/collegeedition. The deadline is November 16. For more information contact Online Community Manager Ellen Robinson at email@example.com.
WEPAN is currently inviting nominations for 6 board positions for terms beginning July 1, 2013. The six openings include 3 positions to be elected by the membership and 3 positions to be appointed by the current WEPAN Board of Directors. For more details, click here.
September 26, 2012
Virginia Tech College of Engineering invites you to the Fall 2013 Graduate Recruiting & Professional Development Forum, Blacksburg, VA on 26-27 October 2012. To find details about the event and how to register, click here.
September 11, 2012
Attend the free webonar titled "You Can't Graduate Them If You Don't Admit Them: New Admissions Policy = Higher Percentage of Women Enrolled" by clicking here.
September 5, 2012
Click here to read: "Programs for Undergraduate Women in Science and Engineering: Issues, Problems and Solutions" by Mary Frank Fox.
August 20, 2012
The Schlumberger Foundation is accepting applications for the 2013–2014 Faculty for the Future Fellowships. This program launched in 2004, awards fellowships to women from developing and emerging economies to pursue PhD or post-doctoral studies in the physical sciences, engineering and technology at leading universities abroad. To read more about the workshop, click here.
August 6, 2012
The first NETI-2 (National Effective Teaching Institute) workshop offered by ASEE will be held in Seattle on October 7-8, 2012. To read more about the workshop, click here.
Click here to read he latest issue of the International Journal of Gender, Science and Technology.
Click here to read some interesting articles about women and girls in STEM.
"How stereotypes can drive women to quit science!" Click here to read the article.
July 12, 2012
"Are Women's Scientific Achievements Being Overlooked" is the title of a recent article by TXCHNOLOGIST. To read the article, click here.
June 29, 2012
Ohio State University (OSU) will host a national conference titled "REACH for commercialization" in Columbus September 23-25 for women faculty and postdocs in STEM. Applications for fellowship support to allow individuals to attend are currently being accepted; the deadline for receipt of applications is Tuesday July 2. To learn more, click here.
A recent article by TXCHNOLOGIST explores the psychological impact of stereotypes in the underrepresentation of women in STEM fields, and discusses how we can get to the root of the problem. To learn more, click here.
June 15, 2012
STEMconnector™ has recently unveiled the cover of its 100 Women Leaders in STEM special publication. This one of a kind piece honors the careers and initiatives of one hundred women across industries. With this, STEMconnector™ aims to advance the cause of more girls and women pursuing a STEM career as our Country´s economy relies more than ever on a prepared STEM workforce. The publication will be presented for the first time at the US News STEM Solutions Summit to be held in Dallas, TX on June 27, 28 and 29th. The 100 Women in STEM launch reception will take place at 5:00PM on June 28 th. To learn more, click here.
May 29, 2012
The current issue of the Association for Women in Science newsletter addresses the following topics: Putting a Face to National Science Funding on Capitol Hill, Scientific Outreach Increasingly Crucial, Making Strides in Research Recognition, etc. To learn more, click here.
May 14, 2012
The National Academies’ ad hoc Committee on Advancing Institutional Transformation for Minority Women in Academia is organizing a two-day conference June 7-8, 2012, in Washington DC. The conference titled "Seeking Solutions: Maximizing American Talent by Advancing Women of Color in Academia" will review the existing research on education and academic career patterns for women of color in science, engineering, and medicine. Click here for more details and to register.
May 7, 2012
The 2012 Capstone Design Conference is only three weeks away: May 30 - June 1, 2012! Early registration rates have been extended through May 12th, so don't miss your chance to register. Click here for more details and to register.
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