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Forum Showcase

Tuesday, June 10, 2014 (5:00 - 7:30p.m.)

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’ and University Partners' initiatives.

Women in Engineering and Science Luncheons
Jenna Price Carpenter, Terri Murray
The quarterly Women in Engineering and Science Luncheons provide focused professional development for women faculty and graduate students, while also providing a platform for peer-to-peer and student-to-faculty networking.  This session will discuss the structure of the luncheons, the professional development training, the interactive activities, networking, and present assessment findings.  

Undergraduate Peer-Mentoring for Women: Effects on Retention and Graduation in STEM
Sana Ahmed, Veronica I. Arreola
The UIC Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) program objectively analyzed the success of a peer mentoring initiative on graduation rates and grade point average. Results from four successive cohorts of students attest to the success of the program, which involves near-peer mentoring and a dedicated dorm area.

Cool Engineering
Anika Sharin
This showcase will focus on the creation of a super-engineer-woman character and how implementing some fun project demonstrations can help young children, and especially young girls, become more interested in science and engineering. 
Leadership Development for Women in Engineering
Michelle Somerday
How can women engineers best prepare themselves to be effective leaders? In this highly interactive presentation, a leadership framework is proposed that reconciles the range of existing guidance, is based on established leadership models and practices, and provides simplified, concrete guidance to aspiring and current female leaders in engineering.     

Technovation: Empowering Women and Girls through Technology and Entrepreneurship
Maggie Jaris
Technovation is a global program designed to empower women and girls through technology and entrepreneurship. Through a hands-on paper prototyping activity, experience tech entrepreneurship first-hand and engage in a discussion about combining programming skills, entrepreneurial attitudes and strong women mentors to inspire girls to be the next generation of innovators.   

ELATE at Drexel--Drawing the Pipeline of Talent Upward
Diane Magrane
ELATE at Drexel®  is a one-year part time Fellowship for women faculty leaders. The exhibit of posters about program outcomes as well as resources for career development will highlight how ELATE advances culture change through individual leadership lessons that address organizational change and build a national community of practice.     

A Successful Living and Learning Community at the University of Maryland
Candice L. Staples, Paige E. Smith
Flexus:  the Marilyn Berman Pollans Women in Engineering Living and Learning Community at the University of Maryland has successfully graduated engineers since 2007.  Flexus women have access to academic and social support to help them navigate college life.  Visit our poster to learn how we prepare our women for success.   

Programs for Advancing Women Faculty
Canan Bilen-Green, Elizabeth Birmingham, Karen Froelich, Sandra Holbrook
In this showcase we will share programs specifically developed and implemented to help advance women faculty.  Programs include networking, mentoring, promotion to professor, leadership development and grant programs for new and mid-career women faculty.        

Moving between Technical and Management Roles
Jessica Eidem, Dan Gateno
Learn about transitioning between technical and management roles.   Based on experiences shared, attendees should better be able to decide if management is a good fit.  Moving back and forth between management and technical will also be covered.  This session is recommended for technical attendees and those who mentor/advise technical women.   

Developing Revolutionary Engineers and Mentors
Bria Barry
The Women in Engineering (WIE) DREAM Conference at the University of Maryland is six years running and history in the making. An unprecedented 29 percent of the Clark School’s fall 2013 first-year students are women thanks to efforts like this signature event. Get tips for DREAMing in your local area!

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