ASEE Women in Engineering

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March 24, 2015

#30in30 celebrates women engineers - by Lindsey Cole in the Daily Commercial News
Have you heard of the #30in30 campaign? If not, this article can give you an intro: "Women in engineering are put in the spotlight during March, which is National Engineering Month, through this forum that features stories of 30 women in 30 days." To read more, check out the full article here. To see the 30 engineers and their stories, check out the campaign, here.

 

Mothers of Innovation: 12 Women Engineers and Scientists to Know - by Suzanne Deffree of EE Times
March is Women's History Month in the US and here's an article that highlights 12 Women Engineers and Scientists who made significant contributions. See the article, here.

 

BrightRoll and Hackbright Academy team up to launch a mentorship program for women engineers - original article by Ruth Reader at Venture Beat.
To read the full article about mentoring women in engineering, click here.

 

Female engineering statue to promote gender equality at the University of Illinois - from The Daily Illini
Proposed by a senior student in Engineering, the statue will be financially supported by Texas Instruments and completed in the next academic year. For more information, check out the original article here.

 

George Osborne, UK Chancellor of the Exchequer, calls for more women in engineering - from Business Reporter
"The Chancellor said there were 'a whole load of attitudes and assumptions in society' about women’s roles that needed to change. He was speaking at the Science Museum in London after announcing a £12 million donation to the new Dyson Design School of Engineering." To read more, check out the full article at http://business-reporter.co.uk/2015/03/23/osborne-calls-for-more-women-in-engineering/.

 

Nominate Yourself or a Colleague for WEPAN Awards and Join the 2015 WEPAN Change Leader Forum!
Recognize excellence and honor leaders who advance women in STEM! Nominate yourself or a colleague for a WEPAN Award! Submit a nomination at http://www.wepan.org/?page=274.

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.
Please consider joining where WEPAN will continue the dialogue launched at the 2014 Change Leader Forum, bringing together leading experts in culture change open a crucial national discourse about the impact of culture on engaging and retaining diverse communities of women in engineering—both in education and the workforce.  The 2015 Forum will provide opportunities for both novice and expert participants working to promote women in engineering change initiatives as WEPAN continues its initiative to accelerate culture change to achieve the full inclusion of diverse communities of women in engineering.

 

ASEE Diversity Committee Winter 2015 Newsletter Now Out
The ASEE Board authorized 2014-2015 as the Year of ACTION (YoA) on Diversity, wherein members will discuss, engage, and highlight individual and collective activities that serve to advance the Society's diversity efforts and inclusivity. As part of the Year of Action on Diversity, the 2015 winter issue of the ASEE Diversity Committee Newsletter summarizes progress thus far and plans into the future and includes:

  • Update on YoA activities
  • A list of some partnering organization
  • Additional information on SafeZone workshops.
  • Spotlights on diversity
  • Best of the Best Resources with an invite to contact any member of the diversity committee with ideas/suggestions/other.

General questions and comments can also be submitted to diversity@asee.org.

 

Nominations Open for INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine!
Nominate your colleagues for the upcoming recognition of women who make a difference in STEM fields -- to be featured in the September 2015 issue of INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine.

Honor Those Who Inspire
We want to honor women who inspire and encourage a new generation of young women to consider careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Honorees will be recognized in the September 2015 STEM issue of INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine.

Nominate Someone You Know
INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine is now accepting nominations for remarkable women in STEM professions who continue to make a significant difference through mentoring and teaching, research, successful programs and initiatives, and other efforts worthy of national recognition.

Click here to nominate a colleague.
The deadline to submit nominations is May 30.

January 27, 2015


From Slump to Jump!
http://myeec.org

March 22-24, 2015
College Station, TX
Hosted by The Dwight Look College of Engineering at Texas A&M University
The Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station

The Mid Years Engineering Experience (MYEE) Conference is a new conference dedicated solely to addressing the middle years in the engineering curriculum, i.e., the sophomore and junior years. The two years are typically referred to as the Sophomore Slump and Junior Jump. MYEE seeks extended abstracts and special sessions, including workshops, related to the primary objective of promoting scholarly research on topics relating to these two years. Suggested topics include, but are not limited to: innovative pedagogies for teaching engineering science courses; proven techniques of using instructional technology to enhance student learning and/or critical thinking skills; successful models for engaging professional practitioners, such as in-classroom, field trips, and internships; design across the curriculum; novel assessment/research methods for student learning and program evaluation/improvement; retention; issues related to nontraditional student populations; diversity-aware classroom techniques; and advising. The conference organizers are pleased to announce that Advances of Engineering Education has agreed to partner with this inaugural conference by publishing a Special Issue. For more information, go to the conference website: http://myeec.org

Important Dates
Short Abstract Submission (500 words max): February 2, 2015
Workshop Proposal Submission (500 words max): February 2, 2015
Extended Abstract Submission (1500-3000 words): February 9, 2015
Notification for Authors: February 13,, 2015
Early Registration Deadline: February 23, 2015
Final Version of Abstracts for Proceedings: March 1, 2015
Conference: March 22-24, 2015

 

Scholarship announcement

Company
Closing Date
Link
Amount
Description
Reed Tech
5/30/2015
$1,000
Reed Tech Scholarship Opportunity
Innovations drive progress, economic growth and are the engine that moves patent-driven companies forward. Students who have studied STEM majors have gone on to develop innovations that have materially changed both our work and leisure lives. For this essay, please write about a significant innovation, what benefits it has provided and how you would improve upon it.
Southland Electrical Supply
5/30/2015
$1,000
Southland Electrical Supply Scholarship Program
Are you interested in furthering your career and life by going to college? Is your dream to become the next Alfred Nobel? Are you looking for ways to cut tuition costs? Students who studying or planning to study in a STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) major or a related field or trade are invited to take part in our essay competition.

Please write an essay about "How innovation affects the science, technology and trade industry" Take this concept and apply it to a field or trade of your choice, explaining how innovation has changed and will continue to change your chosen discipline.
Distinctive Window Treatment Plus
5/25/5015
$1,000
Design Your Future – Win a $1,000 College Scholarship
Are you a creative, motivated individual interested in studying design at one of the New York area’s many design schools? No matter what design discipline you follow, we invite you to present your vision and showcase your knowledge.

Students interested in this scholarship are invited to participate in our essay competition. The topic to be explored for this year’s scholarship essay contest is “Today’s Design Trends Across Different Markets.”
Active Data
4/30/2015
$1,000
The $1,000 Active Calendar Scholarship 2015
At Active Data, we are big believers in higher education, so we started a little college scholarship program to help one student make their college experience more affordable. If you are a college student or are soon to become one, entering is easy.

Just write an essay between 500-1,000 words telling us why knowing what’s happening on campus is vital to your success as a student. The winner will be chosen and announced on Thursday, April 30, 2015.
AmeriQuest
5/30/2015
$1,000
AmeriQuest Transportation Services Scholarship – Win a $1,000 Scholarship
Students who are studying or are planning to study a technology or business derived major, or a related field or trade, are invited to take part in our $1,000 scholarship essay competition.  Whether you know it or not, the transportation industry is suffering from a serious shortage of drivers. This problem has forced the industry to begin reevaluating its practices, hoping to attract a new pool of young, qualified drivers. The topic for this year’s scholarship essay competition is, “What can the transportation industry do to attract a new generation of drivers?”

For your essay, take this concept and present your ideas as to how the industry can best market these jobs to young adults and millennials. 
Corcentric
5/30/2015
$1,000
Accounting Software Scholarship by Corcentric
One of the prevailing issues facing so many young adults in the U.S. is the large student debt they carry upon graduating from college. Saving early through 529 plans and Roth IRA’s are just some of the ways to offset a portion of that debt.  Consider what you or your parents did or are doing to prepare for your college education. If you were able to advise young students on this issue, what would you advise them to do?

This scholarship is open to currently enrolled full-time college freshmen, sophomores, and juniors, as well as to high school seniors in the United States who will attend college.
 

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:

  1. Set specific, achievable goals based on the organization’s current status and business objectives.
  2. Have the right people accountable for the results.
  3. Have clear accountability mechanisms that link diversity to organizational success, including performance evaluations and compensation.

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
A celebration of International Women's Day with a look at 10 females - one of them only 12 years old - making strides in science and technology. To read the article, click here.

March 7, 2014

Happy International Women's Day! - Officially March 8.
For more information, see http://www.internationalwomensday.com/. To see Google's video, honoring the day, see below.
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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.

At WEPAN’s Forum, leading experts in culture change will open a crucial national dialogue about the impact of culture on engaging and retaining diverse communities of women in engineering—both in education and the workforce. WEPAN invites its members and other change leader communities to submit proposals on best practices and initiatives to advance culture in engineering.

WEPAN is championing a purposeful rebuilding of the culture in engineering education and the engineering workplace. Research suggests that substantial culture change in engineering will require a broader spectrum of partners working at multiple levels. Consequently, the Forum will be organized around the Framework for Promoting Gender Equity in Organizations which describes the four ways (prepare women, create equal opportunity, value difference, re-envision work culture) that organizations can promote gender equity. As the four Frames progress, they become more focused on the complexities of organizational cultures and take into account a greater number of factors. Registration is now open!

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. 
The IUSE program description includes an opportunity to participate in the first phase of three different Ideas Labs aimed at incubating innovative approaches for advancing undergraduate STEM education in three disciplines (biology, engineering, and the geosciences). These “IUSE Phase I Ideas Labs” will bring together relevant disciplinary and education research expertise to produce research agendas that address discipline-specific workforce development needs. A diverse sub-set of participants from a range of disciplines and backgrounds will be selected and brought together in an intensive, interactive and free-thinking environment, where participants immerse themselves in a collaborative dialog in order to construct bold and innovative approaches.
Interested in learning more or in applying to participate? Check out the Dear Colleague Letter.

January 20, 2014

Million Women Mentors is looking for mentors!
42,412 mentors have taken the pledge—Million Women Mentors (MWM)is an engagement campaign and national call to action that mobilizes corporations, government entities, non-profit and higher education groups, around the imperative of mentoring girls and young women in STEM fields. Million Women Mentors will support the engagement of one million science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) mentors (male and female) to increase the interest and confidence of girls and young women to persist and succeed in STEM programs and careers. MWM is an initiative of STEMconnector® in collaboration with over 40 leading national organizations. For more information, check out their brochure here or the MWM website here.

December 20, 2013

Purdue University Engineering Students Design Toys That Help Foster Learning
(Reprinted with modification from the ASEE First Bell)
News from the Fort Wayne (IN) News-Sentinel 12/18, Colombo - reported mechanical engineering students at Purdue University are designing toys targeting future engineers and challenging traditional gender roles. Mechanical engineering professor Karthik Ramani is teaching students to conceive and build STEM-related toys that could offer “early training for tomorrow’s engineers and computer programmers.” Beth Holloway (WIED Program Chair), director of Purdue’s Women in Engineering Program, said, “The whole idea of creating something from their imagination and seeing it in front of them is one of the things that can inspire an interest in STEM.”

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.

January 28, 2013

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 ellencrobinson@yahoo.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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