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Science is a Girl Thing-Polar Science IGERT Graduate Students Panel Discussion
Wednesday, May 15, 3:30 PM, Dartmouth 105
Public Lecture: From Babies to Gender Identity
Dr. Anne Fausto-Sterling, Nancy Duke Lewis Professor of Biology and Gender Studies in the Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, Brown University
Wednesday, May 15, 4:15 PM, Dartmouth 105
To learn more, visit: Gender Research Institute Seeds of Change Lecture Series
WISP Visiting Scientist Dinner with Linden Vongsathorn D'10, Software Development Engineer at Soho Productions
Thursday, May 16, 7 - 8:30 PM
To RSVP: Blitz WISP by Tuesday, May 14
WISP Visiting Scientist Lunch with Terry Plank D'85, Professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences and Lamont Doherty Laboratory, Columbia University
Thursday, May 23, 12 – 1:30 PM
To RSVP: Blitz WISP by Tuesday, May 21
Karen Wetterhahn Science Research Symposium
Thursday, May 23, Class of 1978 Life Sciences Center
4 PM keynote address by Professor Terry Plank, Under Volcanos: What drives Explosive Eruptions
5- 7 PM Undergraduate Poster session
All are welcome!
Dartmouth engineering student, entrepreneur, and SWE president, Alison Stace-Naughton, was featured in the Boston Globe Sunday edition in the article entitled "Some Graduates Diving Right into Business." read story here:
Former WISP intern and physics major Karen Glocer D'00 serves as an Economic Officer at the U.S. Mission to the United Nations in Geneva. She holds a Ph.D in Computer Science and recently described her science journey on Dipnote, the official U.S. Department of State blog:
"On April 25 we celebrate Girls in ICT Day, established by the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) in 2010 to inspire girls to consider a career in technology. Women are half the world's population and half the world's talent, but there's a persistent gender gap in the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) field..." To read more, go to http://blogs.state.gov/index.php/site/entry/girls_in_ict
NBC's Today's Show "Top Technology Trends for 2013" highlight's Dartmouth engineer, Anna Stork D '08
The LuminAID solar light was developed by Dartmouth engineer Anna Stork '08 and her classmate Andrea Sreshta at Columbia University's Graduate School of Architecture in the wake of Haiti's earthquake. The LuminAID is a portable, inflatable, solar lantern.
|Dartmouth IGERT students Chelsea Vario (left)
and Steph Gregory do field work in the
Kangerlussuaq area of Greenland. (Photo by Chelsea Vario)
"IGERT Science in Greenland: it's a girl thing"
This video was created by a group of Dartmouth women graduate students who did field work in Greenland this past summer. See the video and read the story. The video has even been commented upon and shown on the New York Times' website.
"Science remains institutionally sexist. Despite some progress, women scientists are still paid less, promoted less frequently, win fewer grants and are more likely to leave research than similarily qualified men." The current issue of Nature "takes a hard look at the gender gap - from bench to boardroom - and what is being done to close it." http://www.nature.com/news/specials/women/index.html
From Nature Editorial "Science for All"
"Many women are deterred from pursuing a career in science at the highest levels. Much more must be done to address the reasons behind this potential waste of human talent.Whether female scientists will want to celebrate International Women's Day on 8 March may depend on how far they look back in time. Things have changed, and if you talk in terms of decades, there are considerable victories to cheer about. But despite those victories, progress now seems to have stalled." http://www.nature.com/news/science-for-all-1.12535
Last Updated: 5/8/13