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Women in STEM Panel

  • 09 Nov 2017
  • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
  • George Washington University main campus, Science and Engineering Hall (SEH)


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Joins SWE for an interesting STEM career discussion. Three panelists will discuss the challenges and keys to success in STEM fields, including reaching academic tenure or leadership positions predicated on understanding the criteria for advancement, developing the essential soft skills, and prioritising and balancing competing tasks.

Date: November 9, 2017

Time: 5:30/6 to gather/mix; 6:00 panel Discussion starts

Location: Room B1220 George Washington University main campus, Science and Engineering Hall (SEH)

The event is free and light refreshments will be provided.

Speaker - Prof. Rachelle Heller, George Washington University

Forward to Professorship: Inclusive Faculty Development Strategies that Work

Description: Best practices on how to design and implement inclusive workshops aimed at supporting faculty and staff in their career development will be provided. The presentation is based on the 2015 book: FORWARD to Professorship in STEM, 1st Edition: Inclusive Faculty Development Strategies That Work. Fundamental skills and strategies to excel in academia will be discussed with a focus on assisting women and other underrepresented groups to succeed in obtaining tenure-track faculty positions and in acquiring tenure.

Speaker – Dr. Lisa M. Frehill, George Mason University

Advancing Women in Science: An International Perspective

Description: This talk is based on a book of the same title. Key principles of policy design and evaluation in cross-national perspective will be discussed. Grounded in social science methods and research literature, the talk will look across scientific disciplines to illustrate the importance of robust data to evaluate policies and programs for gender equity. The talk will conclude with recent policies that attempt to account for the role of intersectionality on women’s advancement in science.

Speaker – Dr. Lynnette D. Madsen, V.P., Svedberg Science, Inc.

How Policy Shaped the Careers of 100 Successful Women Scientists and Engineers

Description: Based on her 2016 book, Successful Women Ceramic and Glass Scientists and Engineers: 100 Inspirational Profiles featuring accomplished contemporary women scientists, Madsen will elucidate what policies and practices facilitated that success. In total, 29 countries are represented with just half of the women based in the USA. Organization structures and hierarchy, parental leave, and international travel support appear to be highly influential factors.

Getting to Foggy Bottom

Foggy Bottom is conveniently located in the heart of Washington, D.C., close to three major airports, including Ronald Reagan Washington National, Washington Dulles International and Baltimore Washington International, as well as to Union Station where you can take the bus or train. Public transportation is at your doorstep with the Foggy Bottom/GWU Metro stop on the Orange, Blue and Silver lines located right on campus.


If you're driving to campus, you can enter the Marvin Center's address of 800 21st Street NW into your GPS as a reference point or head right to one of our visitor parking garages. Be sure to review the parking garage rates and hours before you arrive.

Questions? Contact ecomms@swe-bws.org

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