I gave a talk at the women in engineering luncheon at the IEEE Conference on Automation Science & Engineering (CASE 2013) in Madison Wisconsin (August 17-21, 2013) after some gentle prodding by my colleagues Leyuan Shi and Jingshan Li who are organizing the conference. Those of you who read my blog know that I am passionate about women in STEM and am this year’s President of WORMS (the INFORMS forum for women in OR/MS).
I haven’t given a talk like this before, so I based my talk around five observations about women in engineering, good and bad (mostly good, we’ve come a long way). Several of the slides were inspired by previous blog posts, so they may look familiar to regular readers.
Update: I posted this blog post before my talk. The talk went very well. The slide that received the most positive attention was slide #20, which is tips for raising the profile of women researchers that I borrowed from Anna Nagurney. Men could do these things, and I was glad that they agreed. One excellent advocate for women was even in attendance (my advisor Sheldon Jacobson).
August 20th, 2013 at 7:49 am
Interesting slides. Thanks for posting.
My undergrad has been pushing extremely hard to get more women in science and education, particularly in computer science — in the years since I’ve left, they’ve gone from graduating 1-3 women in computer science to over 50% in some years. It’s very exciting to see!
August 20th, 2013 at 10:00 am
I would not be where I am today without my degree in Engineering – happy to help where I can Hilary 🙂
August 23rd, 2013 at 8:45 am