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September 20, 2016

Did you know the American Association of University Women offers funding opportunities for a wide variety of career stages and discilpines? Check it out, deadlines are August 1, 2016. http://www.aauw.org/what-we-do/educational-funding-and-awards/

September 1, 2016

The new ADVANCE project coordinated by Lehigh University is accepting materials from the newly tenured and promoted associate professor women in STEM at the participating MAPWISELY institutions. Eligible participants were invited by the project designee (most often a vice or deputy provost for faculty affairs). The participants should make sure they complete a baseline survey and also submit their Faculty Success Fellowship Plan documents online.  More information for members of Cohort 1 can be found here

A shortcut to the two online collectors is below. 

August 25, 2016

NCWIT is the National Center for Women & Information Technology, a non-profit organization chartered in 2004 by the National Science Foundation to increase the participation of girls and women in computing. Before NCWIT was formed, programs focusing on women and computing (K-12, post secondary, or corporate) existed mostly in isolation, without the benefit of shared best practices, effective resources, communication with others, or national reach.  

August 23, 2016
New research found female academics more likely than male partners to turn down good academic jobs without a good opportunity for male partner.
August 22, 2016

Lehigh ADVANCE programs have impacted the people and practices of the institution. This poster summarizes evaluations for initatives related to mentoring, recruitment education, allies for gender equity. For more information, contact Marci Levine, mjl410@lehigh.edu.

August 11, 2016

Did you know the DaVinci Science Center hosts a Women in Science and Engineering Program complete with speakers, and mentoring opoprtunities for STEM professionals as well as students in middle school? Check out the upcoming programs and their website for more information. Many Lehigh faculty also partner directly with the Science Center to have broader impacts with their research. 

Upcoming Programs include:

September 11, 2016 Lehigh Valley Festival of Arts, Science, and Technology (FAST), held at the PPL Center

October 13, 2016: The Only Woman in the Room, Author Eileen Pollack speaks about her experiences from her book.

February 19, 2016

Four Lehigh students and a professor presented at the United Nations’ First International Day of Women and Girls in Science on February 11, alongside diplomats, politicians, educators and other leaders.  Read the Lehigh News article 'It’s the Right Thing to Do. '   The Association for Wome in in Science was also present, and AWIS President Dr. Ann Lee-Karlon spoke an the United Nations event that officially marked this historic day.

February 15, 2016
The Lehigh Men Advocates for Gender Equity wrote a Statement on Gender Bias in Student Course Evaluations for the Lehigh community. Faculty, especially those on tenure and promotion review committees, department chairs and deans will all get a copy of this new document from the Provost in the coming days.
December 9, 2015
Dr. Nancy Wayne, Associate Vice Chancellor of Research, Professor of Physiology at UCLA, facilitated an interactive workshop "The Need for Self-Promotion" on December 4, 2015.  Part of her "Women Advancing Together" series, the program invited faculty, post-docs and graduate students to learn how self-promotion can be critical to continued career success and to try out specific strategies in a supportive environment.

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