3/1/2007

Engineering Gender Gap Discussion

Bridging the Engineering Gender Gap
Thursday, March 29, 2007
4 to 6:30 p.m.
RIT campus, James Gleason Building (Building #9)

Bridging the Engineering Gender Gap will guide members of the K-12 community—superintendents, principals, counselors, and also math, science, and technology teachers from middle schools and high schools—through a structured panel presentation which will explore the timely and important questions relating to expanding the future pipeline of women engineers. Topics covered will include: Why don’t young women in our community gravitate to careers in engineering? What problems arise from the lack of women engineers within the United States? Are engineering-related middle and high school curriculum gender-neutral, and if not, how can this be addressed? What are some best practices that encourage women to pursue post-secondary studies in engineering?

To register for the event, visit www.rit.edu/~women by March 23. For more information, call (585) 475-6321.

Schedule of Events:
4:00pm - Registration
Gordon Atrium of Building 9, James E. Gleason Building

4:15pm - Bridging the Engineering Gender Gap
Xerox Auditorium of Building 9, James E. Gleason Building

5:30pm - Buffet Dinner Reception
Erdle Commons area of Building 9, James E. Gleason Building

Directions:                 
WE@RIT
Kate Gleason College
77 Lomb Memorial Drive
Rochester, NY 14623
585-475-6321

Enter RIT campus form Jefferson Road and follow the signs for J-Lot and WE@RIT.

Once parked in J-Lot, student volunteers will direct you to the west entrance of Building 17, the IT Collaboratory, and into Building 9 to the Gordon Atrium for registration.




Tags: engineering, event, girls and science, mathematics, science, technology



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