Lehigh continues to identify and support tools to assist with dual career hiring that can increase the diversity of the faculty.
When scholars talk about the culture of STEM or the culture of a specific STEM discipline, one important attitude to pay attention to is the importance a discipline's scholars place on the belief that being brilliant is important to succeed. A recent study appearing in Science, "Expectations of brilliance underlie gender distributions across academic disciplines" by Sarah-Jane Leslie,
This past Sunday, the New York Times featured an article summarizing research examining what factors make some teams smarter than others. Anite Woolley, Thomas W. Malone and Christopher Chabris reference their studies about this question.
At a November 13, 2014 summit held in the Wood Dining Hall of Lehigh’s Iacocca Hall, executives from Lehigh and 18 other regional companies came together for the first meeting of LINC, Lehigh Valley Inter-Regional Networking & Connecting consortium. LINC is a collaborative effort of regional corporate employers like Lehigh University, Air Products, PPL Electric Utilities, BBraun with those in higher education and other sectors who desire an educated and diverse workforce.
Computer Science and Engineering Profesor Mooi Choo Chuah, was evelated to IEEE Fellow for 2015 for her contributions to wireless network system and protocol design. IEEE is the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Eningeers. IEEE Fellow is a distinction reserved for select IEEE members whose extraordinary accomplishments in any of the IEEE fields of interest are deemed fitting of this prestigious grade elevation. IEEE is "The world's largest professional association for the advancement of technology". To become an IEEE Fellow, a member must go through a nomination, endorsement, and evaluation process by IEEE members.
Launched in 2003 as the U.S. Fellowships component of the L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science International Fellowship program, the program aims to:
- Raise awareness of the contribution of women to the sciences
- Identify exceptional female researchers in the U.S. to serve as role models for younger generations
Meet the 2014 Fellows, post-doctoral researchers who make an impact, and review the requirements to determine if you or someone you know will qualify to apply in the near future!
This first person op-ed gives an important perspective to why Professional titles (like Doctor and Professor) matter in the academy.
Read it here, http://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/02/opinion/sunday/they-call-me-doctor-ber....
Read advice on the whys and hows of international collaboration in the October 3, 2014 Science feature: Multi-cultural relationships, Working Across Cutlures and Countries.