Tweetathon Oct. 20 on empowering women in STEM professions

We have many members in the STEM fields throughout New York State ACE Women’s Network – this may be of interest. Hope to see you there!

Join the conversation on Twitter #5050by2050
Monday, October 20, 2014

Kicked off at 8am EST by @LieslFolks
Hosts (EST): @GlennaBett (9am), @AnnBisantz (10am),
@mhenny (11am), @0kathleenmurphy (12pm), @lei_ying_01 (1pm)

Women presently account for about a quarter of the STEM workforce. Fast forward to 2050. Imagine a future when women’s participation in STEM occupations increases to at least 50%. How do we advance gender equality and women’s empowerment in STEM professions? What is needed to close existing gaps? Join our community Tweetathon for this important discussion.

Some of the University at Buffalo’s most respected Women in STEM share their experiences and insights on this topic as they facilitate this half-day discussion. The #5050by2050 Tweetathon will kick off on Monday, October 20, starting at 8 a.m. EST with a welcome message from Liesl Folks, PhD, MBA; Dean of UB’s School of Engineering and Applied Sciences!

Dr. Folks will be followed by 5 other hosts who will address specific themes:

  • 9 a.m.: Glenna Bett, PhD; Vice Chair for Research, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Physiology and Biophysics, will lead a discussion on attracting girls and women to STEM careers.
  • 10 a.m.: Ann Bisantz, PhD; Professor and Chair, Industrial Systems and Engineering, will tackle the issue of retaining women in STEM careers.
  • 11 a.m.: Mary Henesey, EdM; Assistant Director of Web Services, Academic Affairs Marketing & Communications, will also address the issue of retaining women in STEM careers
  • 12 p.m.: Kathleen Murphy, EdM, MBA; Network Service Manager, CIT Network & Classroom Services, will spotlight the issue of promoting women in STEM careers.
  • 1 p.m.: Leslie Ying, PhD; Associate Professor, Biomedical and Electrical Engineering, will conclude the Tweetathon with another discussion on attracting girls and women to STEM careers.

The #5050by2050 Tweetathon
is an open invitation to interested citizens
to engage in this community conversation.
Please join us!


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