Inspiring Women in STEM Academia: A Community Dialogue

Wednesday, March 3, 2021 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Zoom - contact for Zoom info.
Event Description: 

Women in Computer Science (WiCS), the Society of Women Engineers (SWE), and the Stony Brook Robotics Team (SBRT) are collaborating to host an event called "Inspiring Women in STEM Academia: A Community Dialogue" to address the lack of female representation in STEM academia. 

All are invited to attend so they may gain a better understanding of the challenges faced by their female colleagues and hear perspectives on how they can offer support in the workplace. Given the shockingly disproportionate number of female professionals in STEM academia, we feel that this event would be extremely beneficial for male faculty to listen to and amplify their voices.

It will begin with a discussion panel consisting of Stony Brook professors and faculty who will provide valuable insight into the issue. From there, we will split into smaller discussion groups where student and faculty attendees will be able to voice their opinions, hear about the thoughts/experiences of others, and participate in an engaging discussion with panelists.

The event will be held on March 3rd from 6:00 - 7:30 PM on Zoom.

The following Stony Brook faculty will be panelists:

Dr. Aruna Balasubramanian - Computer Science Professor, WiCS Advisor, WPhD Advisor

Dr. Xinwei Mao - Civil Engineering Assistant Professor

Urszula Zalewski - Director of Experiential Learning, Career Center Advisor (Healthcare)

Dr. Heather Lynch - Ecology and Evolution Professor, Lynch Lab for Quantitative Ecology

Karen Kernan - URECA Director, Simons Summer Research Program Director

Dr. Eszter Boros - Chemistry Assistant Professor, Boros Lab

Dr. Maria Nagan - Chemistry Lecturer, Nagan Research Lab

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