On Campus | Alumni
On Thursday, March 28 at 4 pm in 337 Bachelor, Professor Jill Bystydzienski, chair of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality studies at Ohio State, will present a lecture entitled "Toward Gender Equality in STEM: A Tale of Two Projects." Since the late 1990s, the National Science Foundation (NSF) has been supporting a variety of programs designed to increase the numbers of women and other members of historically underrepresented groups in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). My talk will focus on two different NSF-funded projects in which I have been involved since 2006: 1) a seven-year longitudinal, collaborative study of a cohort of diverse young women in three states who explored engineering for study and careers while in high school; and 2) an Institutional Transformation project, part of NSF???s ADVANCE Program, that seeks comprehensive, university wide culture change at Ohio State in order to create a more inclusive climate for women and people of color, especially in STEM departments and colleges. I will discuss the findings to date from these two projects and their implications for achieving gender equality in STEM.
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