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"Women as Scientists" Colloquium

  Date and Location
March 19, 2013
(5:00 - 7:30 pm)
University of Hawaii - Manoa (POST 126)
 Six female scientists shared stories of their careers in research and academia.  Speakers included four C-MORE members: Olivia Nigro, Vanessa Michelou, Christine Shulse, and Michele Guannel.

 Conference Facilitator

Conference Resources
 Dr. Jennifer Small, Assistant Professor of Meteorology at the University of Hawaii-Manoa, organized a panel of speakers (see flier above).

 Speakers shared personal stories of the roles of gender and ethnicity in their careers. 

Recent studies on gender equity in STEM were discussed:

"Recruiting individuals with disabilities (IWDs) in STEM fields" Teleconference

  Date and Location
June 6, 2012 (9:00 am HST)
 C-MORE partnered with the Pacific Alliance for Supporting Individuals with Disabilities (IWDs) in STEM Fields Partnership to offer a teleconference on recruiting and retaining IWDs into oceanography and related STEM fields.

 Conference Facilitator

Teleconference Resources
 Kiriko Takahashi, an assistant specialist at the UH Center on Disability Studies and the Pacific Alliance program coordinator, facilitated the teleconference.

 Two articles* in the special issue 'STEM Education' of the Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability were discussed (see links below):
  • Jenson et al 2011. Perceptions of self-efficacy among STEM students with disabilities, pp. 269-283

  • Martin et al 2011. Recruitment of students with disabilities: Exploration of science, technology, engineering and mathematics, pp. 285-299

    * Jenson et al was the primary article discussed. Martin et al provided background on recruiting students with disabilities.

Lessons learned from the seminal study on the status of women faculty in the School of Science at MIT

  October 27, 2011 (9:00 am HST)  
  • Recognizing the problem
  • Actions taken
  • Results, challenges, and recommendations for the future
For this event, participants were asked to look for available data on minority representation at their respective institution to bring to the discussion. The following publications, which are available for download at the bottom of this page, were discussed. 
  • A study on the status of women faculty in science at MIT (MIT 1999)

  • A report on the status of women faculty in the Schools of Science and Engineering at MIT (MIT 2011)
  • Academic careers and gender equity: Lessons learned from MIT (Bailyn 2003; time permitting.
 Teleconference Resources
 Leading the Teleconference
  1) Power-point slides for conference attendees
2) NSF Career-Life Balance Initiative
  Scott Grant and Penny Chisholm  

May 20, 2011 (9am Hawaii = 12pm West Coast = 3pm East Coast) - To sign up, please contact
the C-MORE Education Office (pd@soest.hawaii.edu).
The following publications, which are available for download at the bottom of this page, will be discussed.
  • Orchestrating Impartiality:The Impact of "Blind" Auditions on Female Musicians by C. Goldin & C. Rouse- Discrimination against women has been alleged in hiring practices for many occupations, but it is extremely difficult to demonstrate sex-biased hiring. A change in the way symphony orchestras recruit musicians provides an unusual way to test for sex-biased hiring.
  • Are Emily and Greg More Employable than Lakisha and Jamal? A Field Experiment on Labor Market Discrimination by Bertrand & Mullainathan- Scientists performed a field experiment to measure racial discrimination in the labor market. They responded with fictitious resumes to help-wanted ads in Boston and Chicago newspapers. To manipulate perception of race, each resume is assigned either a very African American sounding name or a very White sounding name. The results show significant discrimination against African-American names.
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