April 1, 2015 at 10:15 pm

Women’s Center Brown Bag on Women in STEM, April 8

The Ohio University Women’s Center presents a special two-hour brown bag on “Women in STEM—Challenges and Opportunities” on Wednesday, April 8, from noon to 2 p.m. at the Women’s Center in Baker 403.

Jody Markley, M.Ed., Director of Multicultural Experiences at Russ College, Ohio University, discusses how women are sorely underrepresented in science, technology, engineering and mathematics-related majors. Only 35 percent of the scientists and engineers working in industry are women. What accounts for this underrepresentation, and why should it matter? What can be done to attract and retain women talented in STEM, both at the academic and industry level? Join the brown bag and get the facts and some best practices that can encourage women to pursue these important fields.

Melanie Schori, Ph.D., a post-doctoral fellow in Environmental & Plant Biology, discusses the Ohio University AAUW Chapter’s STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) program for girls founded in May 2014. The “Tech Savvy Ohio” is for girls in grades 6-9 in Southeast Ohio. This year’s event is Saturday, May 30.

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