October 9 ADVANCE News & Events

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10/22 8:30-9:30 Morning Meet with the Provost session for LU-WISE. STEM Women faculty can contact Dr. Marci Levine for details.
10/22 LU-WISE Give Get, 2pm: 
How can your colleagues support you? What do you need? Ask!
Based on https://wwng.net/about/what-is-a-lead/ Dr. Natasha Vermaak will help guide the STEM Women faculty who register (contact Dr. Marci Levine for details). 
WAGs Each week, there are three LU-WISE Writing Accountability Groups. If you're a women in STEM on our faculty and want to join one of these, or want to try to start one at another time, drop Marci an email with WAG in the subject. 
  • Tuesday @ 11
  • Wednesday @ 1 
  • Wednesday @ 4

Registration for the NCFDD Fall 14-Day Writing Challenge is still OPEN until October 14th

Whether you've got a writing project that is almost done or not even close, join the challenge to kickstart or revitalize that daily writing habit and get those projects out the door!
The 14-Day Challenge is free to all members. Registration ends October 14 and the program runs from October 19 - November 1, 2020 (there are others throughout the academic year).
Experiment with daily writing, online community, and supportive accountability and register today!
Lehigh Internal Grants Deadline reminder: The Accelerator Grant program Letter of Intent Deadline 10/16 5pm 
Full list of  Internal Grants and limited submissions schedule here: https://lehigh.infoready4.com/
The Constellation Prize Deadline October 31st
The Constellation Prize seeks to reimagine engineering by celebrating engineers and their collaborators whose work embodies the ideals of environmental protection, social justice, human rights, and peace.
For more information on the award and the nomination process, visit their website.
Who can be nominated: Any individual engineer, or a collaborative project in engineering, that contributes to the values of social justice, peace, environmental protection, and human rights.
Award amounts vary according to the needs of the nominee.
Time balancing tip: color code items on your calendar into meaningful categories for quickly observing where your energy and time are going, and help you decode if you need a realignment to achieve your personal and professional goals.
Congratulations to Dr. Kate Arrington, on being named one of the associate directors of the  Inst. for Data, Intelligent Systems & Computation<--there's the Twitter announcement.
Have something to celebrate? Drop a note and let us know. Consider sharing your news with your department and college communications staff.  
Meet the RCEAS Equity, Inclusion and Diversity Councilhttps://engineering.lehigh.edu/about/diversity-council
The American Society of Mechanical Engineers asks: Does STEM Diversity Promote Workforce Diversity? in this Oct. 6 article featuring Germán A. Cadenas, assistant professor of counseling psychology at Lehigh University’s College of Education.

Holly J. Falk-Krzesinski, PhD, VP, Research Intelligence & Bamini Jayabalasingham, PhD, Sr. Analytical Product Mgr., Elsevier May 27 2020 | 61 mins

This latest report on gender in research further examines critical gender issues and performance through a gender lens and includes quantitative analyses into new areas and themes and incorporates a qualitative research component:

  • Research participation: Assessing gender diversity among researchers
  • Research footprint: Measuring the research footprint of both genders
  • Career progression and mobility: Assessing author continuity and mobility
  • Collaboration networks: Evaluating collaboration patterns and gender differences
  • Perceptions of gender in research: Providing insight into the ways in which women and men view issues of gender diversity and inclusion
PODCAST to note:  Modern Figures, a podcast elevating the voices of Black women in computing
Women Nobel Laureates...PLURAL 
It's Nobel season, the Prizes for Physics and Chemistry have been announced; Nobel Prize announcements run from  5-12 October 2020. 
The Nobel Prize in Physics 2020 was divided, one half awarded to Roger Penrose "for the discovery that black hole formation is a robust prediction of the general theory of relativity", the other half jointly to Reinhard Genzel and Andrea Ghez "for the discovery of a supermassive compact object at the centre of our galaxy."
The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2020 was awarded jointly to Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer A. Doudna "for the development of a method for genome editing."
The MacArthur Fellows for 2020 have also been announced https://www.macfound.org/fellows/search/all
Hungry Hawks App and Web Interface to Test Its Wings- When there's leftover food from on-campus catered events, this app aims to prevent excessive waste.
The Virus Moved Female Faculty to the Brink. Will Universities Help?
NYT: While this article focuses on women mothers on the tenure track, ADVANCE is also encouraging work which addresses the crunch to caregivers, regardless of gender, and in all faculty roles, and shared this article to Senate Chair, Provost, and VP Research.