Wednesday, April 19
7:00 am – 8:30 am
PCC North, 200 Level, Room 232 BC
Christianne M. Corbett, Stanford University
Solving the Equation: The Variables for Women’s Success in Engineering
Drawing on a large and diverse body of research, Corbett will present recent research findings included in AAUW’s 2015 National Science Foundation-funded report Solving the Equation: The Variables for Women’s Success in Engineering and Computing
, on factors such as stereotypes and biases, college curriculum, and workplace environments that help explain women’s underrepresentation in engineering and computing. The session will include recommendations for change for employers, educators, and individuals.
Men and women of materials science are invited to attend this discussion and complimentary breakfast. Advance sign-up required. A limited number of seats are available by pre-registering online by March 31. For onsite availability and signup, please visit the MRS Help Center, PCC North, 100 Level, by 12:00 pm on Tuesday.
About Christianne M. Corbett
Christianne M. Corbett is the author of two National Science Foundation reports funded by the American Association of University Women (AAUW): Solving the Equation: The Variables for Women’s Success in Engineering and Computing (2015) and Why So Few? Women in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (2010). Corbett has worked as a legislative aide on Capitol Hill and as a mechanical design engineer in the aerospace industry. She is currently a doctoral student in the Sociology Department at Stanford University.
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