I'm delighted to announce a Congressional briefing I'll be moderating in three weeks that's been co-organized by Discover Magazine and L'Oréal USA on a topic I care deeply about: Women in ScienceFor Women in Science: 21st Century Policy & Politics will explore issues and opportunities for the advancement of women in science, as well as the public policies that work to address them. Our panel is sponsored by Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX) will take place Sept. 23 on Capitol Hill. Look at the speakers:
We'll discuss state and federal public policies that may be promoting or hindering the advancement of female scientists, Title IX and how it has influenced women pursuing science education and careers, and gender diversity in the workplace. We will also explore opportunities for government, the private sector and academia to address the barriers facing women in scientific disciplines. You can bet I'll have a lot more to say as the date approaches and will share further details soon. In the mean time, I encourage those interested in the DC area to mark your calendars for this timely event!
Russlynn Ali, Assistant Secretary, Office of Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education
Dr. Shirley Malcom, Head of Education and Human Resources, American Association for Advancement of Science (AAAS)
Pr. Joan Steitz, Sterling Professor of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry, Yale University
Pr. Sara Seager, Ellen Swallow Richards, Professor of Planetary Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Sheril Kirshenbaum, Research Associate at University of Texas at Austin's Center for International Energy and Environmental Policy, Author, and Blogger for Discovermagazine.com (Moderator)