The standing Committee on Women in Science, Engineering, and Medicine (CWSEM) in collaboration with PGA/BISO organized the participation of 15 women scientists and engineers from Africa and the Middle East in the U.S. State Department's Changing Mindsets to Promote Women and Girls in Science Conference on June 13, 2011 in Washington, DC. These individuals also participated in a training program on June 14, 2011 at the NIH Fogarty Center that focused on skills that facilitate career progression such as mentoring and networking, networking, and grant writing.
CWSEM provided the logistical support to the women scientists and engineers as well as encouraged their development as a cohort of women scientists that could become a support network for each other.
Symposium on Changing Mindsets to Promote Women and Girls in Science
June 13, 2011 | U.S. Department of States, Washington, DC | Agenda
CWSEM in collaboration with PGA/BISO organized the participation of 15 women scientists and engineers from Africa and the Middle East in the U.S. State Department's Changing Mindsets to Promote Women and Girls in Science Conference held on June 13, 2011 in Washington, DC. The conference was envisioned as a catalyst in encouraging greater collaboration among federal agencies and non-profit organizations on their efforts for girls and women in science, engineering, and medicine. Participants learned about:
- Cutting edge practices that help to attract girls to STEM and support women in STEM, both in the U.S. and internationally.
- Ways in which societies can help empower women and girls through STEM.
- How institutions in the developing world are working to overcome barriers to involvement in STEM, and how this makes a difference in the lives of women and girls.
- How the U.S. government helps women and girls in the developing world engage in STEM.
List of participants:
Omolola C. Betiku, Nigeria
Salome Kokushubila Mutayoba, Tanzania
Hassanata Millogo-Kone, Burkina Faso
Judith S Satoguina, Benin
Ansam F.D. Sawalha, West Bank
Sherine Butros Nabih Rahil, Jordan
Baatar Munkhtsengel, Mongolia
Fatou E. Bah-Baldeh, The Gambia
Epiphania Kimaro, Tanzania
Ana Lucia Stival, Brazil
Sudha Nair, Inida
Mais Abdul Hakim Mohammed Mohammed, Iraq
Rawia Tahrir Salih Salih, Iraq
May George Amin Kassir, Iraq
Robina Shaheen, Pakistan
Catherine Didion, Director
Heather L. Chiarello, Senior Program Assistant
National Science Foundation. Grant No. OISE #1139895
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