“Finding Voice, Creating Space for Non-Dominant Voices”
8:30-9:30am Student Community Center Multi Purpose Room
Dr. Lynn Conway joins 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”).
“Our 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.