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Symposium Highlighting Evidence-Based Interventions for Addressing the Underrepresentation of Women in Science, Engineering, and Medicine
March 11, 2019
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

National Academy of Sciences
Fred Kavli Auditorium
2101 Constitution Avenue NW
Washington, DC, 20418
 
The scientific, engineering, and medical communities have been working towards improved representation of women in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and medicine (STEMM) for decades. While progress has been made, women (particularly women of color) remain underrepresented in many scientific, engineering, and medical fields, and at many levels in education and career stages. This symposium will seek to understand institutional barriers to implementing practices for improving the representation of women in STEMM, so that those barriers can be removed or overcome. This event will re-visit the major themes of the 2007 National Academies report, Beyond Bias and Barriers, and will examine policies, practices, and strategies that have demonstrated effectiveness in opening doors to women’s participation and success in STEMM fields.
 
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   Photography courtesy of NIH Office of Research on Women’s Health

WEBCAST:

Morning video
Afternoon video

AGENDA
8:30 – 9:00 A.M. Registration and Networking

9:00 – 9:15 A.M. Welcome from the National Academies
Marcia McNutt, Ph.D., President, National Academy of Sciences

9:15 – 9:30 A.M. Opening Remarks (virtual)
• Mae Jemison, M.D., Chair, Committee on Addressing the Underrepresentation of Women in Science, Engineering, and Medicine

9:30 – 10:30 A.M. Beyond Bias Panel
Elaine Weyuker, Ph.D., University Distinguished Professor of Computer Science, University of Central Florida and committee member of 2007 NASEM study Beyond Bias and Barriers
Eve Fine, Ph.D., Associate Scientist and Director of Curriculum Development and Implementation, WISELI, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Rodolfo Mendoza-Denton, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology, University of California Berkeley
Ashley Bear, Ph.D., moderator, Senior Program Officer for the Committee on Women in Science, Engineering, and Medicine at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine

10:30 – 11:30 A.M. Family Friendly Policies
Kathleen Christensen, Ph.D., Program Director, Working Longer, Sloan Foundation
Mia Ong, Ph.D., Senior Research Scientist and Evaluator, Technical Education Research Centers, Inc. (TERC)
Beth Shelton, MBA, CEO, Girl Scouts of Greater Iowa, Infants at Work Policy
Tom Rudin, MSW, moderator, Director of the Committee on Women in Science, Engineering, and Medicine at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine

11:30 – 12:30 P.M. Lunch Break

12:30- 12:45 P.M. Remarks and Introduction of Keynote Speaker
Vivian Pinn, M.D., Senior Scientist Emerita, Fogarty International Center & Former Director (Retired), Office of Research on Women’s Health, NIH

12:45 – 1:30 P.M. Keynote Address
Rep. Donna Shalala, Ph.D., Chair of the 2007 NASEM report Beyond Bias and Barriers, former Secretary of Health and Human Services, and currently Representing Florida's 27th Congressional District

1:30 – 2:30 P.M. Recruitment, Retention, and Advancement
Reshma Jagsi, M.D., Ph.D., Professor, Deputy Chair, and Residency Program Director, Department of Radiation Oncology and Director of the Center for Bioethics and Social Sciences in Medicine, University of Michigan
Alice M. Agogino, Ph.D., Roscoe and Elizabeth Hughes Professor of Mechanical Engineering, University of California Berkeley, committee member of 2007 NASEM study Beyond Bias and Barriers
Kimberly Griffin, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Higher Education, Student Affairs, and International Education Policy Program, University of Maryland
Alex Helman, Ph.D., moderator, Associate Program Officer for the Committee on Women in Science, Engineering, and Medicine at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine

2:30 – 2:45 P.M. Break

2:45 – 3:45 P.M. National Programs
Janine Clayton, M.D., Director, ORWH, National Institutes of Health
Suzi Iacono, Ph.D., Head of the Office of Integrative Activities, National Science Foundation
Marlene Kaplan, Deputy Director of Education, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Diann McCants, Ph.D. Senior Scientist and Analyst, Strategic Analysis Incorporated
Lida Beninson, Ph.D., moderator, Program Officer at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine

3:45 – 4:00 P.M. Closing Remarks
Ashley Bear, Ph.D., Senior Program Officer, National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine

4:00 P.M. Meeting Adjourns