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Race and Gender Matters:

Building a Diverse Science, Technology, and

Engineering Community

April 2, 2010 | 10-11 a.m. | Location: Newcomb Hall, Room 480


In a highly interactive format that will provide ample time for audience engagement, this panel explores issues related to the participation and expansion of women's presence in science, technology, engineering, and math.

Speakers will address reasons that girls and women continue to be underrepresented in these fields, the potential negative consequences for the nation and the actions/ initiatives that can potentially create a more inclusive environment for access and success. Included in the discussion of gender, the objective is to raise questions about intersections of gender, class, race, and ethnicity that may underlie issues of women's marginalization in STEM fields.

Panelists will explore the ways in which women's exclusion limits scientific potential and creativity to solve increasingly complex societal and technological problems.


Hosted by the University of Virginia Women's Leadership Council in collaboration with the Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty Recruitment and Retention and the Student Council Diversity Initiatives Committee.