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Seeking Solutions: Maximizing American Talent by Advancing Women of Color in Academia - Summary of a Conference Report Dissemination Event
NAS 125

2101 Constitution Ave, NW, Washington, DC 20418
11:30 am, 5/1/2014
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The Committee on Women in Science, Engineering, and Medicine (CWSEM) is a standing committee in the Policy and Global Affairs division of the National Research Council (NRC). Its mandate is to coordinate, monitor, and advocate action to increase the participation of women in science, engineering, and medicine. Established in 1990 as CWSE, the committee expanded its scope in 2007 to include medicine.
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CWSEM HIGHLIGHTS

Science Editorial: Level the Playing Field for Women in STEM, July, 2013

Marcia McNutt, Editor-in-Chief of Science, underscored the need to advocate for more women in STEM disciplines from a high-level group such as CWSEM. The article noted that women are still underrepresented in many STEM disciplines, and they do not advance professionally at the same rate as men. It was emphasized that policies need to take into account the culture of the organization in order to be effective, or they may "go against unwritten culture expectations about what young professionals need to do to be successful in the eyes of their peers". Read the full editorial | Download PDF 

Leaning in or Creating Their Own Path? Workshop on Career Outcomes of Women Engineers, April, 2013

Leaning in or creating their own path? In order to examine the career outcomes of female engineers, CWSEM convened a workshop on April 24, 2013 with the support from the National Science Foundation (under award 1137641). The workshop, coinciding with the 2013 National Academy of Engineering (NAE) Convocation of Professional Engineering Societies, looked into the career outcomes of female recipients of bachelor’s degrees in engineering and related research on women in technology. At the workshop, Dr. Gail Greenfield, Principal at Mercer Consulting, shared her analysis of engineering students’ post-graduation experiences – education, employment and family experiences using data from Department of Education’s Baccalaureate and Beyond (B&B) Longitudinal Study. Dr. Nadya Fouad and Dr. Romila Singh from University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee, presented their research on why do women leave engineering and what women do after they graduate with engineering degrees. A group of graduate students from Carnegie Mellon University’s Heinz College presented their study which examined women in IT in small and medium businesses as well as the barriers for women’s recruitment, retention and advancement in those companies. This gathering of representatives from professional science and federal agencies generated fruitful discussions. Over 400 colleagues streamed in and listened to the audio webcast of the workshop. We hope that the workshop will stimulate research, conversation and actions that contribute to more effective practices and successful programs in recruiting and retaining female engineers in the workforce. A workshop summary report will be published by the National Academies Press in fall 2013. Presentation slides and audio recordings.

Women Scientists in the Americas: Their Inspiring Stories - April 2013

The InterAmerican Netowrk of Sciences Academies (IANAS) will launch its new book Women Scientists in the Americas: Their Inspiring Stories on April 17, 2013 at the National Academies. The book was released on International Women's Day and features 16 interviews with prominent female scientists from 16 IANAS member academies. Through the interviews, the book encourages students - particularly young women - to consider science as a career. Free downloads of the English and Spanish versions of the book are available on http://www.ianas.org/. The book launch event will feature the US scientist portrayed in the book: Eugenia Kalnay, Distinguished University Professor at the University of Maryland and member of the National Academy of Engineering. The launch event, organized by IANAS and its Women for Science Working Group, will take place in the Lecture Room at the National Academy of Sciences Building (2101 Constitution Avenue Northwest, Washington, DC 20418) at 10:00 am on April 17.  

  Related Links  

* Women in Science and Engineering Statistics

* Women in Science and Engineering: 50 Must-Read Bloggers

* Download NSF Figures and Tables on Women, Minorities and Persons with Disabilities in Science and Engineering

* Gender Faculty Studies at Research 1 Institutions: Reports by institutions on gender equity and climate

Directory of Organizations Encouraging Women in Science, Engineering, and Medicine:

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