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January 2012

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Feb 9: WIM Vancouver – February Brown Bag Event

Time & Date:              February 9, 2012 @ noon Place:                          Fasken Martineau, 2900 – 550 Burrard Street, Vancouver Presenter:                  Elizabeth MacLanders – DAWEG(Division for the  Advancement of Women in Engineering and Geoscience) Event Summary:       DAWEG is a division of APEGBC and is focused on making engineering and geoscience appealing, rewarding, and equitable for women so that women […]

Article: MentorNet’s Home Congressman Honda Creates e-STEM Bill

In an op-ed on the US News and World Report “STEM Education” blog, Congressman Michael Honda (R-CA) and Peter Cleveland of the Intel Corporation write about the importance of education in having a successful life, adding, “As our nation’s science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) workforce heads toward retirement, too few students are equipped to […]

Article: “Students Pick Wrong Majors. Students Pursue Degrees that don’t Help Get Jobs”

A study published by Georgetown University’s Center on Education and the Workforce shows a huge wage gab between STEM workers and non-STEM workers. The study shows: Over 71% of the STEM workers with some college but no degree make more than the average for workers with some college but no degree. Over 56% of STEM […]

Report: MentorNet’s Spot Survey Results. Extraordinary 96%+ STEM Graduation Rate

Recently, MentorNet surveyed past proteges and current proteges aimed at discovering proteges’ graduation rates and employment in STEM. The overall STEM graduation rate was an astounding 96%+ 20% of our proteges were employed in some form by their mentor’s company. This suggests that MentorNet is one of the greatest engines for STEM persistance, graduation and […]

Report: Dramatic Gender Gap for Tenure Persists

ASEE Data on Faculty Makeup. Half of all tenured and tenure track engineering faculty become full professors. However, women only account for 8% of full professors even though they make up more than 22% of assistant professors. In order for us to see more female full professors, the gender gap has to narrow.

Article: “5 Myths of Working Women”

5 Myths of Working Women. Battle Towards Equality has not Ended. “How can you be a CEO and a mom at the same time?” This is a question that Sabrina Parsons, CEO of a Palo Alto software company and a mother of three boys, has faced. When she was interviewed for USA Today about working […]

Nomination of Nadia Ghazzali as President of the Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières

NSERC Chair for Women in Science and Engineering, Quebec Region has been nominated as President of the Université du Québec à Trois Rivières. Full article : http://www.uquebec.ca/reseau/actualites/communique.php?newsid=9311

FEB 2 – Financial Planning Workshop: “We Lift as We Climb” — Women, Money, and Leadership (SCWIST)

  Women are taking increasing financial control of Canada’s resources as business owners, income earners and investors. Women initiate 50% of businesses in Canada and we have the largest percentage of female business owners in the industrialized world. Currently, women own 50% of Canada’s assets and it is estimated that by 2019, that number will […]

Math Challengers looking for volunteers

Dates: Regional Competition -Saturday February 4 at SFU and Kelowna and Friday, February 10 at Camosun College Victoria Provincial Finals – Saturday, March 3 at UBC Details: Match Challengers is running competitions again this year and are looking for volunteers to run the program and mark papers. Volunteers for setup teams, markers MC and invigilators […]

MAR 12 – The Women in Science and Engineering Networking Event 2012 – Looking for Mentors

Date: Thursday, March 12, 2012 Time: 6:00 pm Location: UBC Details: The WISE Networking Event 2012 is an opportunity for female undergraduates in science and engineering to meet and network with women from diverse science and engineering fields. The goal of the event is to connect female undergraduate students in science and engineering with female […]

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