Women in STEM Summit set for May 1

Published April 25, 2019

Sexual harassment in STEM and medicine will be the focus of the fifth annual Women in STEM Summit on May 1.

The summit, presented by the Women in STEM Cooperative, will take place from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Student Union Theater, North Campus.

It is free and open to the public. Register online.

The summit will feature a panel discussion on sexual harassment in the science, technology, engineering, math and medical fields with Michael E. Cain, vice president for health sciences and dean of the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences; Liesl Folks, dean of the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences; and Nancy H. Nielsen, senior associate dean for health policy and clinical professor at the Jacobs School.

Following the panel and a question-and-answer session, a workshop on “Combatting Sexual Harassment in the Workplace and the Classroom” will take place, facilitated by Kesha Lanier Foster, associate director and deputy Title IX coordinator in the Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion.

The day will conclude with a reception.