Come join us for our March Membership Meeting!
$10 for attendees- Pay via PayPal
Date: March 12, 2014, 6-8:30 p.m.
Speaker 1: Christianne Corbett
Topic: "Why So Few? Women in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics"
In an era when women are increasingly prominent in medicine, law and business, why are there so few women scientists and engineers? Come hear about and discuss compelling evidence that can help to explain this puzzle. AAUW's research report Why So Few? Women in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics presents recent research findings that point to environmental and social barriers - including stereotypes, gender bias and the climate of science and engineering departments in colleges and universities - that continue to block women's participation and progress in science, technology, engineering, and math. The presentation will also include up to date statistics on girls' and women's achievement and participation in these areas and offer new ideas for what each of us can do to more fully open scientific and engineering fields to girls and women.
Speaker 1 Bio:
Christianne Corbett is a senior researcher at AAUW, where she writes about gender equity in education and the workplace. She is a co-author of a number of AAUW reports including AAUW's Graduating to a Pay Gap: The Earnings of Women and Men One Year after College Graduation (2012) and Why So Few? Women in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (2010). Christianne is a regular spokesperson for AAUW on the subject of the underrepresentation of girls and women in STEM as well as the gender pay gap. She has been interviewed and quoted by many media outlets including the New York Times and the Washington Post and has appeared on CNN and MSNBC. Before coming to AAUW, she worked as a legislative aide on Capitol Hill and as a mechanical design engineer in the aerospace industry. Corbett holds a master's degree in cultural anthropology from the University of Colorado, Boulder, and bachelor's degrees in aerospace engineering and government from the University of Notre Dame.
Speaker 2: Xiomara Calderón-Colón
Topic: "Decontamination Materials"
Contamination can come in many forms and various scenarios and today, these contaminants are removed, or neutralized, by absorption or using harsh chemicals. Decontamination is the process of removing or neutralizing hazardous substances (from people, equipment, structures, and the environment). Innovative technologies that combine multiple strategies are needed. The combination of different nanotechnologies will provide novel multifunctional solutions.
Speaker 2 Bio:
Xiomara Calderón-Colón is a materials scientist at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory. She has experience in biomaterials, composite materials, and nanotechnology; working on projects that cover different applications from novel materials for regenerative medicine and trauma management to materials for protection. Xiomara has a Ph.D. in Material Science from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her contributions have been recognized with a Publication Award (2012), nominations for Invention of the Year (2011, 2012), articles during Women's History Month (News @ APL) and in the article "Eye PATCH: Visualizing the Future of Injury Treatment".
Where: Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab, 11100 Johns Hopkins Rd., Laurel, Maryland 20723 (Howard County Room #1 in the back of Café 1. Café 1 is just inside the main entrance of Building 1.)
When: 6:00pm networking; 6:30 - 7:15 pm dinner and Ms. Corbett; 7:15 - 8:00 PM - Ms. Calderón-Colón; 8:00 - 8:30 PM - questions and wrap-up.
Cost: Payment will be due at the time of the registration via PayPal
Attendees = $10
Dinner includes salad, pizza, cookies, and refreshments (water, tea, coffee)
Reservation: Online - deadline is March 10, 2014
Parking: There is a free parking lot adjacent to the building entrance.