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Tuesday, June 18 • 4:15pm - 5:15pm
Session 103: Bringing—and Keeping—Women in the Fold on Campus

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The glaring gender gap in STEM disciplines has been tackled with great success at a number of colleges and universities that have made key changes. This session will look at the research on what creates the gap and what reverses it: actively recruiting women, transforming the traditional macho “only the strong will survive” culture of science and engineering departments into one of developing and supporting talent, introducing the notion of using technical skills for humanitarian problem solving early in the curriculum, and intensively training prospective women engineers in spatial skills. This panel will explore the current landscape for women in STEM in the halls of higher academia, how it’s changing, and what policies and programs are proving to be most effective.


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Tricia Berry

Director, Women in Engineering Program, Cockrell School of Engineering
Named one of the 100 Women Leaders in STEM by STEMconnector at the 2012 US News STEM Solutions Summit, Tricia Berry leads efforts to connect those working to advance gender equity in STEM fields. As Texas Girls Collaborative Project Director, she leads the dissemination of STEM resources... Read More →

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Leah H. Jamieson

John A. Edwardson Dean of Engineering, Purdue University
Leah Jamieson is the John A. Edwardson Dean of Engineering at Purdue University, Ransburg Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and holds a courtesy appointment in Purdue’s School of Engineering Education. She is co-founder and past director of the EPICS... Read More →
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Bevlee A. Watford, Ph.D., P.E.

Professor, Engineering Education; Associate Dean for Academic Affairs; Director, Center for Enhancement of Engineering Diversity
Dr. Bevlee A. Watford, P.E. is a Professor of Engineering Education, associate dean for academic affairs and the Founding Director of the Center for the Enhancement of Engineering Diversity for the College of Engineering at Virginia Tech.  She received her B.S. in Mining Engineering... Read More →
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Maria Klawe, Ph.D.

President, Harvey Mudd College
Maria Klawe began her tenure as Harvey Mudd College’s first female president in 2006. Prior to joining HMC, she served as dean of engineering and professor of computer science at Princeton University. Klawe joined Princeton from the University of British Columbia where she served... Read More →
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Linda P.B. Katehi, Ph.D.

Chancellor, University of California–Davis
Linda Katehi, Chancellor, University of California, Davis. Katehi holds UC Davis faculty appointments in electrical and computer engineering and women and gender studies. A member of the National Academy of Engineering, she chaired until 2010 the President’s Committee for the National... Read More →

Tuesday June 18, 2013 4:15pm - 5:15pm CDT
Ballroom C