Published March 31, 2016
On Wednesday April 13, 2016 from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Student Union, please join the University at Buffalo for the annual Women in STEM cooperative summit. This summit is open all who are interested acknowledging and honoring the many accomplishments of women in STEM in engineering, technology, science and mathematics.
The mission of this summit is to bridge the STEM gender gap through both cultural inclusion and educational opportunities. Women in STEM want to reach out to students to increase awareness of the lack of women in the STEM academies and to encourage greater participation in these departments. The summit will offer an overall supportive community to women students, faculty and professionals in the STEM academies from the University at Buffalo and Western New York.
Kathleen Murphy, Service Manager for Network and Classroom Services, part of UB Information Technology, told UBIT News, “Women in STEM fields are underrepresented, underpaid, and often underappreciated. The summit is an opportunity to acknowledge women’s contributions to STEM and develop our potential. I am looking forward to spending a day with over 200 of the area’s brightest and most talented women in STEM as we inspire, grow and connect together.”
This year, the summit will have an information fair offering participants resources in STEM to utilize. Also new for 2016, the summit will hold student poster presentations.
Gilda Barabino, PhD, Berg Professor and Dean of the Grove School of Engineering at the City College of New York will present the keynote address on Identity and Career Progression for Women in STEM before the concurrent sessions. The topics include personal strategies for working smarter not harder, and redefining success inside the workplace.
8:30 - 9:00 a.m. - Registration/Breakfast
Outside Student Union Theater
9:00 - 9:50 a.m. - Keynote
Student Union Theater
10:00 - 10:50 a.m. - Concurrent Sessions
Room 145 - Student Union
11:00 - 11:50 a.m. - Concurrent Sessions (repeated)
Room 145 - Student Union
12:00 - 1:00 p.m. - Networking Reception/Student Poster Session
Social Hall/Flag Room Student Union
12:00 - 2:00 p.m. - Information Fair
Student Union lobby
After the concurrent sessions, attendees are welcome to the reception for refreshments and to view the student poster presentations. This time is a perfect opportunity to speak and network with other attendees.
All students, faculty, professionals and guests of the University at Buffalo, regardless of gender, are invited to join this free event.