According to White House statistics, less than a quarter of those in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields are women. This conference seeks to address the current state of women—especially minority women—in the sciences and assess and make recommendations on how to attract and prepare more young women into these fields.
The conference is part of Inauguration Week activities at CSU Dominguez Hills leading up to the Investiture Ceremony of University President Willie J. Hagan on Friday, May 2. The inauguration theme is “California State University, Dominguez Hills: America Happens Here.”
Respected scientists and speakers on the subject of women in STEM will lead panel discussions throughout the day. Speakers include:
Rebecca Blanton, executive director, California Commission on the Status of Women and Girls
Joyce Chan, assistant professor of anthropology, CSU Dominguez Hills
Lee Ann Kline, president and founder of STEM Advantage
Rosaly Lopes, senior research scientist in planetary science, Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Annita Sengupta, project manager, Cold Atom Laboratory,Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Katherine Stevenson, associate professor of math, CSU Northridge
Julie Webster, manager of Cassini Spacecraft, Jet Propulsion Laboratory
The luncheon keynote address will be presented by Wanda Austin, president and CEO, The Aerospace Corporation.
CSU Dominguez Hills is at 1000 E. Victoria St. in Carson. Permits to park on campus cost $5 and are available for purchase using cash, credit or debit cards at kiosks located in each lot.
Registration to attend the conference is required. To register or for more information, visit www.csudh.edu/womeninstem or email firstname.lastname@example.org.