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.
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, email@example.com.
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.
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.
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.