ELATE at Drexel® is a national leadership development program designed to advance senior women faculty in academic engineering, computer science, and related fields into effective institutional leadership roles within their schools and universities.
For information about eligibility and how to apply, nominate someone to be an ELATE Fellow, please visit: http://drexel.edu/engineering/resources/faculty-staff/ELATE/
Following the five-year, $2.6 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) ADVANCE-Institutional Transformation (IT) program aimed at increasing the ranks of women in academic science and engineering careers, Lehigh University has received a second ADVANCE grant. - See more at at Lehigh News.
The National Postdoctoral Association published Advancing Postdoc Women Guidebook. Many expert co-authors contributed to this book which provides essential information on programs and resources available to postdoc women as they progress in their careers. The postdoctoral position - a temporary period of training and mentored research following the receipt of a doctoral degree - represents a critical transition point in which the numbers of women scientists and engineers declines significantly. And although the focus is on postdocs, the information included is also pertinent to graduate students/faculty in STEM.
Jared Mauldin, a senior Mechanical Engineering student at Eastern Washington University, penned a letter to the editor addressing the women in his engineering classes. It is going viral on social media and is an excellent springboard for additional conversations.
Creating community across academic departments is the overarching goal of Lehigh ADVANCE. Fostering gender equity within and across departments takes involvement by all faculty, regardless of gender. On September 10-11, 2015, North Dakota State University Forward Male Advocates conducted a workshop designed to build upon the 2013 program about male allyship.
Solving the Equation: The Variables for Women’s Success in Engineering and Computing asks why there are still so few women in the critical fields of engineering and computing — and explains what we can do to make these fields open to and desirable for all employees. Download the report.
Read about what transpired at a SXSW interactive panel featuring Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt and United States' Chief Technology Officer Megan Smith while they were focusing on diversity.
Today, Dr. Nancy Wayne delivered a presentation and workshop "Building Confidence to Overcome the Imposter Syndrome" for faculty and students who interact through the WISE organizations on campus. The presentation is available to view. Imposter Syndrome is mostly a problem of confidence, not a clinical disorder or disease. Men and women can experience it, however it appears more prevalent in women, according to research. People held in highest esteem for their accomplishements have explained their experiences with it- even while at the top.
Lehigh continues to identify and support tools to assist with dual career hiring that can increase the diversity of the faculty.