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February 2012

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Video: “Admiral Grace Hopper explaining how to visualize a nanosecond”

Admiral Hopper, a computer science pioneer, is both engaging and inspirational in this 2 minute clip. Click here to watch!  

MAR 8: WIM hosting Brown Bag Event – Pastries, Donuts and Coffee

Women in Mining, Vancouver Branch, is hosting a Brown Bag Series with Pastries, Donuts, and Coffee! As many folks will be in Toronto for PDAC, they will not have a presenter this month.  Instead they invite you to join them for an hour of networking and open discussions Time & Date: March 8, 2012 @ […]

The New Women in Science and Engineering Page is now up on the NSERC Website

The new Women in Science and Engineering page is now up on the NSERC website, click here!    

WEPAN Webinar Series

You can access the webinar material for all 5 webinars by clicking here. After each WEPAN Professional Development Webinar the material is available for download on the WEPAN Knowledge Center, a searchable, online collection of 1,000+ research and practice resources related to women in STEM.

MAR 27: IEEE WIE Presents an Engineer’s Journey through War, Cancer and Life

Title: An Engineer’s Journey through war, cancer and life Speaker: Dr. Sanja Boskovic Date: Tuesday March 27, 2012 Time: 6:00 – 7:30 PM Location: Room 1525 515 West Hastings Street (SFU Harbour Centre, Downtown Vancouver) Vancouver, BC V6B 5K3   Registration: The event is open to public and attendance is free of charge. The space […]

Article : How Can Universities Help Moms Stay in Science?

Women may face discrimination in science and engineering fields, but a new study suggests that there may be a bigger reason women fail to succeed in STEM: motherhood. Science and engineering departments do not know how to deal with female professors or postdoc students who also want to start families. Wendy Williams and Stephen Ceci […]

VIDEO: 16-year-old Girl Uses Near-Space Probe to Apply to MIT

It’s Getting Competitive Out There This college application will make you happy. Erin King, 16, of Columbus, Georgia, launched a near-space probe, with camera and GPS, as her application for early admission to MIT’s Class of 2016. The flight reached over 96,000 feet and took more than two hours. MIT’16 EA Tube goes to Near […]

Article: “Cornell Recruits Female Professors in STEM”

The ADVANCE Program, a MentorNet’s Partner, Helps Bring 70 New Female Professors. As Cornell is preparing to replace retiring faculty through a renewal initiative, it will continue to recruit women in STEM fields through their ADVANCE program. ADVANCE is a $3.3 million effort, funded by the National Science Foundation that has brought 70 new female […]

Article: “Obama Proposes $8 Billion for Career Programs at Community Colleges”

Enhancement of Worker Training The Obama administration is proposing a $8 billion, three-year plan for career programs at community colleges to be administered by the Education and Labor departments. The funds will be designated to “establish training courses for skilled careers, develop partnerships between the schools and employers, and help state and local governments attract […]

Article: “Proportion of US STEM Workforce Falls and Federal Funding May Not Be Helping”

Redundancy and Lack of Metrics in Many Programs Found Two recent announcements suggest that federal funding for programs to increase the number of graduates in STEM aren’t working as well as they should. According to a 2012 U.S. General Accounting Office report, various federal agencies spend $3 billion on 209 programs to feed the STEM […]

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