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WEPAN Forum Activities

Monday June 9, 2014

Newcomers Reception
Make new friends and network with your colleagues as you learn about how to make the most out of your WEPAN conference experience and WEPAN committee opportunities.

Dinner Discussion Groups
Join us for lively Dinner Discussion groups following the Forum Opening Keynote (Scott Page!). Meet others in your geographic area to continue discussing the keynote and brainstorm ideas for collaboration.

Tuesday June 10, 2014

Welcome and Presentation
“A Helpful Framework for  Improving Gender Diversity in Engineering (aka: the Four Frames)” by Beth Holloway, PhD, Purdue University.

Plenary Luncheon
Advancing Culture in Engineering (ACE) Initiative & Institutional Leader Panel Discussion of Culture Change

WEPAN has developed a new initiative--a national pilot to reshape those aspects of engineering culture that cause women to "vote with their feet" and opt-out of engineering from engineering college through mid-career.  Proven gender equity strategies will be selected and translated for active implementation by both universities and companies. The overarching goal is to build a sustainable engineering culture that retains and advances the pool of talented women engineers within engineering colleges and companies.

The panel of institutional leaders with a wealth of academic experience will reflect on how ACE can help transform engineering, the relationships that will need to be cultivated between companies and universities to make this successful, and the need for culture change in their organizations.

Showcase and 25th Anniversary Celebration

The Showcase Reception features posters, exhibits and mini-presentations of best practices in research and programs. Enjoy delicious refreshments and network with your colleagues as you learn about our Corporate Partners’ initiatives.



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