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Committee on Women in Science, Engineering, and Medicine Celebrating Women in Science and Recognizing L’ORÉAL USA for Women in Science Fellows
October 24, 2018
Washington DC


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COMMITTEE ON WOMEN IN SCIENCE, ENGINEERING, AND MEDICINE

CELEBRATING WOMEN IN SCIENCE AND
RECOGNIZING L’ORÉAL USA FOR WOMEN IN SCIENCE FELLOWS

October 24, 2018
10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Member’s Room
National Academy of Sciences Building
2101 Constitution Ave. NW
Washington, DC

On Wednesday, October 24, 2018 the Committee will host an informal gathering of distinguished scientists, engineers, and medical professionals to celebrate the successes of female scientists, engineers, and medical professionals to recognize the 2018 L’Oreal USA for Women in Science Fellows. The event will include brief presentations on barriers and opportunities for women in science by Dr. Rita Colwell of the University of Maryland; Dr. Vivian Pinn of the National Institutes of Health; Dr. Melissa Ghim of the National Institutes of Health; Njema Frazier of the U.S. Department of Energy; and Julie Martin of the National Science Foundation. A full agenda can be found below. The event will run from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the National Academy of Sciences Building, 2101 Constitution Ave. N.W., Washington, D.C.

10:00 a.m. Brief tour of the NAS building and photo with Einstein statue

10:30 a.m. Welcome
- Vaughan Turekian, Executive Director, Policy and Global Affairs Division
- Lauren Paige, VP of Public Affairs and Strategic Initiatives, L’Oréal USA
- Introduction of the L’Oréal USA for Women in Science Fellows

10:40 a.m. Presentations on Barriers and Opportunities for Women in Science
- Rita Colwell, Distinguished University Professor, University of Maryland, and Former Director of the National Science Foundation
- Vivian Pinn, Former Director (Retired) of the Office of Research on Women’s Health, National Institutes of Health, and Senior Scientist Emerita at the Fogarty International Center
- Dr. Melissa Ghim, Senior Health Scientist Administrator, Office of Research on Women’s Health, National Institutes of Health
- Njema Frazier, Acting Director, Office of Inertial Confinement Fusion, Department of Energy
- Julie Martin, Program Director for Engineering Education, National Science Foundation

11:15 a.m. Open Discussion
12:15 p.m. Lunch and Continued Discussion
1:00 p.m. Event Concludes