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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.
November 18, 2015

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/

October 14, 2015

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.

October 8, 2015

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.

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