Topics in STEMinism

By on September 27, 2017

CIRTL Network

Join us on Wednesdays in October for our drop-in, online event series Topics in STEMinism: Women Preparing for Post-PhD Careers in STEM. In weekly events, the series will examine the various ways in which social and cultural contexts shape women’s experiences in male-dominated STEM fields.

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Topics in STEMinism:Women Preparing for Post-PhD Careers in STEM

The Status of Women Scientists
Wednesday, Oct. 4: 2-3PM ET / 1-2PM CT / 12-1PM MT / 11AM-12PM PT
This four-part series begins with an introductory event offering an overview of issues facing women in STEM. Together we will examine how women participate in STEM fields, and assess the challenges they face at the graduate level and in careers. We will conclude the event with a look at strategies for creating inclusive environments.

Preparing for and Navigating the Job Market
Wednesday, Oct. 11: 2-3PM ET / 1-2PM CT / 12-1PM MT / 11AM-12PM PT
How can women navigate job markets in various STEM disciplines? What barriers and challenges are they likely to face? And how can institutions, departments, and hiring committees support a more inclusive environment? Join us to hear a panel of three women in different STEM fields and different universities discuss these questions and more.

Women in STEM Careers Panel
Wednesday, Oct. 18: 2-3PM ET / 1-2PM CT / 12-1PM MT / 11AM-12PM PT
Join us for a panel discussion of women working in STEM disciplines. We will hear from women at various stages of their careers discuss a range of topics, including learning a department’s culture, the challenges they face in their current positions, and identifying and balancing personal and professional priorities.

Exploring Critical and/or Feminist STEM Teaching and Research
Wednesday, Oct. 25: 2-3PM ET / 1-2PM CT / 12-1PM MT / 11AM-12PM PT
This four-part event series on women in STEM concludes with a discussion of critical and feminist pedagogies. We will discuss what it means to have a feminist approach to teaching and research, the barriers that can hinder feminist teaching and research practices, and how those barriers can be overcome to successfully implement practices that advance social justice and equity values.

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This material is based on work supported by the National
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Grant No. DUE-1231286

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