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Tuesday, June 18 • 9:45am - 10:45am
Session 701: We Don’t Hate Math: Closing the Gender Gap

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Though women represent half the workforce, they still fill less than a quarter of the jobs in traditional STEM fields. Experts have many theories on the actions that need to be taken to help girls develop an interest in and build their confidence in the STEM disciplines, which have been traditionally male.  From revising workplace structures and providing more role models to encouraging parents and society as a whole to relinquish deep-seated and unconscious biases about girls and science and math, panelists will discuss how schools, communities, businesses, and families are inspiring and supporting girls interested in pursuing STEM subjects.

 


Moderators
avatar for Skylar Jackson

Skylar Jackson

External Communication and Program Director, Entertainment Industries Council (EIC)
Skylar presently serves as External Communications and Program Director for the Entertainment Industries Council (EIC), a nonprofit organization dedicated to bridging communications between the entertainment industry’s creative community and health and social policy issues. She is responsible for contract/project support, event logistics, online content, development and dissemination of corporate communications, and mentoring future... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Erika Ebbel Angle, Ph.D.

Erika Ebbel Angle, Ph.D.

CEO and Founder, Science from Scientists
Dr. Erika Ebbel Angle received her Ph.D. in Biochemistry from Boston University School of Medicine. She holds a BS from MIT. Erika is the founder and CEO of Science from Scientists (www.sciencefromscientists.org) a 501(c)3 nonprofit whose mission is to promote student interest in STEM. Science from Scientists sends real scientists into the classroom during school to teach frameworks-relevant lesson plans in schools around Massachusetts. Erika is... Read More →
avatar for Jully Burau

Jully Burau

Chief Engineer, Full Size Trucks, General Motors
Jully Burau began her career with General Motors in 1975 as a General Motors Institute (now Kettering) co-op student with Buick Motor Division. Since that time, Jully has had a varied background within Engineering from developing GM’s first 1980’s airbag programs, to brake system development and interior engineering. In 2001, Jully was promoted to her role as the Vehicle Chief Engineer for Full Size Trucks. For more than a decade... Read More →
avatar for Darlene M. Miller

Darlene M. Miller

President and CEO, Permac Industries
avatar for Maria T. Zuber, Ph.D.

Maria T. Zuber, Ph.D.

Vice President for Research E. A. Griswold Professor of Geophysics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Maria T. Zuber is the Vice President for Research and the E. A. Griswold Professor of Geophysics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Professor Zuber has been involved in more than half a dozen NASA planetary missions aimed at mapping the Moon, Mars, Mercury and several asteroids. She currently serves as Principal Investigator of NASA’s Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL) Mission. She holds a B.A. from the University... Read More →


Tuesday June 18, 2013 9:45am - 10:45am
Ballroom A