We each have our own story and experiences about the route to success within our respective fields. Yet a common set of questions continues to emerge— “Just how did you get to where you are now?” “How did you navigate the process?” “Do you have tips and suggestions for me as I forge my own path to where I want to be… doing what I want to do?” Have you encountered challenges that relate to gender (either sociological or biological) and wondered how to overcome these hurdles? Wondered how to engage scientists and non-scientists in conversation about your work and truth in science?
The first Women in Science Workshop (featured in CSU SOURCE and the Fort Collins Coloradoan) celebrated the career paths of three prominent women science advocates and was attended by women and men at various stages of their careers in academia, industry, local and regional businesses.
Topics of conversation included:
- Practical suggestions for all faculty/administrators (women and men) to assist in recruiting, retaining, and promoting women in science.
- Strategies and tools to assist in conversations about science to non-scientists.
- Insight into the science of team science.
- An opportunity to network with a community of individuals dedicated to the advancement of women, science and improved communication strategies to promote both.
We are excited to announce that a date has been set for the second Women in Science Workshop, April 19, 2018, at the Lory Student Center Theater. This year’s workshop will feature Dr. Kathleen Galvin and another speaker to be announced.
We look forward to seeing you in April. Women in Science… Pass it on!