“Finding Voice, Creating Space for Non-Dominant Voices”
8:30-9:30am Student Community Center Multi Purpose Room
Dr. Lynn Conway joined for a breakfast round table panel
discussion on learning how to find your voice to tell your story
and advocate for yourself and others.
“An Invisible Woman: The Inside Story Behind the Microelectronic
Computing Revolution in Silicon Valley”
10:00-11:30am Student Community Center Multi Purpose Room
In 2015, US CTO Megan Smith raised profound questions about
women’s contributions in science, engineering and math being
erased from history. In this talk we explore a case study of such
erasure and surface a very counter-intuitive conjecture about the
underlying causes and effects (i.e., the “Conway Effect”).
Voices,” a resource for women in STEM in academia, seeks to
develop a stronger advocacy network to celebrate our diverse
experiences, share our stories, offer advice, provide support and
advocacy with the ultimate goal of empowering and teaching the
next generation of female students, scientists, engineers,
entrepreneurs and community leaders.
The National Science Foundation began supporting ADVANCE
initiatives in 2001, and has awarded over $130M in funding for a
variety of programs. The most significant efforts seek to create
permanent institutional transformation.