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

Kate Gleason College
77 Lomb Memorial Drive
Rochester, NY 14623

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.

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