SPRING 2010 PROGRAM

Roundtable Mentoring and Student Retention: What Women Need to Know to Survive and Succeed in STEM Careers

PROGRAM BASICS

Representation of women in STEM careers is disproportionate to the number of women entering undergraduate studies in STEM fields. Female representation falls precipitously as females move through training and career pipeline. The University of Mississippi female science faculty and the Sarah Isom Center for Women and Gender Studies propose a roundtable program to address women retention in STEM.

SPONSORS

This series is sponsored by the Sarah Isom Center for Women and Gender Studies. It is funded by a grant from the American Association of University Women (AAUW) Campus Action Program, “Breaking through Barriers in STEM for Women and Girls,” matched by the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs and the College of Liberal Arts. The principal investigators are Dr. Warigia Bowman, Assistant Professor, Public Policy Leadership, and Dr. Tamar Goulet, Associate Professor, Department of Biology.

THE GOALS

  • Enhance camaraderie among female STEM students
  • Provide informal mentoring between faculty and students
  • Facilitate discussion of difficult issues that may preclude a student from remaining in a STEM discipline
  • Start a student affiliate chapter of the AAUW

MEETING DATES AND TOPICS

All dinners will be held in the Johnson Commons Ballroom from 6-7:30 PM. R.s.v.p. to isomctr@olemiss.edu or 662-915-5916

DIRECTIONS

From West From North/East/South
  • From Hwy. 6, turn left and continue on Jackson Ave. west
  • Take Right onto Fraternity Row into campus
  • Take Left onto Rebel Drive
  • At the fork, veer to the right and take Right at George Hall onto Dormitory Row West
  • Dormitory Row West has a forced right turn, with Paul B. Johnson Commons on left just after the turn
  • Enter Commons to Right. Turn left to enter ballroom; ahead you’ll see the Isom Center.Two options for parking
    (1): Before the forced right turn, take Right into parking lots behind dormitories Howry and Falkner OR
    (2) Continue to deadend, then take Right onto Dormitory Row West. Park in front of Commons or along Dormitory Row West.
  • From Hwy 6/Hwy 7 interchange, take Hwy 6 West to Old Taylor Road Exit
  • Take Right at top of ramp onto Old Taylor Road/University Place
  • Go halfway through the roundabout and proceed up University Place
  • At the threeway intersection, turn left onto University Avenue
  • At fourway stop, turn Right onto Grove Loop/Student Union Drive until you reach Rebel Drive
  • Turn Left onto Rebel Drive and at fork, veer left onto Dormority Row West
  • Dormitory Row has a forced right turn, with Paul B. Johnson Commons on left just after the turn
  • Enter Commons to Right. Turn left to enter ballroom; ahead you’ll see the Isom Center.Two options for parking
    (1): Before the forced right turn, take Right into parking lots behind dormitories Howry and Falkner OR
    (2) Continue to deadend, then take Right onto Dormitory Row West. Park in front of Commons or along Dormitory Row West.

FACULTY PLANNING COMMITTEE

Dr. Warigia Bowman, Assistant Professor, Public Policy Leadership - mwbowman@olemiss.edu
Dr. Mary Carruth, Director, Sarah Isom Center - carruth@olemiss.edu
Dr. Tamar Goulet, Associate Professor, Department of Biology - tlgoulet@olemiss.edu

Spring 2010 Program Archive

NEWS AND SUGGESTED READINGS

Gertrude Neumark Rothschild, Professor Who Won Patent Fights, Dies at 83

Keeping Women in Science on a Tenure Track from the NY Times

This past weekend (6/4 – 6/5), Elsie Okoye (Freshman, Geological Engineering), Jennifer Null (Junior, Geological Engineering) and Cathy Grace (Instructor, Geology and Geological Engineering) attended the AAUW NCCWSL Conference at the University of Maryland. The students presened the findings from our STEM Series this past spring. Images from the conference can be found here:http://www.flickr.com/photos/sarahisomcenter/sets/72157624233256040/ (more pics to be added)

AAUW Applauds Passage of America COMPETES Reauthorization Act 

“Does Gender Matter?”

ISBE President Marlene Zuk’s “President’s Message” (2006)

Why So Few? Women in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics by the AAUW

But You Don’t Look Like an Engineer …

Help Girls in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math via AAUW

Bowman, Warigia: Adding Value: Perceptions of Boston Educators Regarding Girls’ Participation In Math, Science and Technology, 2003

Book Suggestion by February 16 Panelist Jeanne Edwards: “How Remarkable Women Lead: The Breakthrough Model for Work and Life”