WEPAN 2008 National Conference: Gateway to Diversity: Getting Results Through Strategic Communications

Proceedings of the 2008 WEPAN National Conference, held June 8 - 10, 2008 at Hyatt Regency St. Louis, Missouri

Table of Contents


Program PDF

Gender Equity in the Classroom and Workplace

Academic climate and advisor support affect the quality of womens' experiences in graduate school PDF
Carolyn J. Sparry, Beth Lopour, Jenni M. Buckley, Alice M. Agogino
Global Circuits of Gender: Women and High-Tech Work in India and the U.S. PDF
Dr. Winifred R. Poster
The Evidence for Discrimination: A Review of Concepts PDF
Ruta Sevo, Daryl E. Chubin

Innovative and Effective Recruitment and Retention Strategies

A Summer Camp Program to Introduce Girls to Opportunities in Engineering PDF
Suzanne Zurn-Birkhimer, Beth Holloway
Attracting and retaining females and minority students into Technology PDF
Alka Harriger, Antonia Munguia
Career Advancement Program for Tenured SEM Women Faculty PDF
Beth A. Montelone, Ruth A. Dyer
Creating Connections through Online Resources PDF
Susan Arnold Christian, Dr. Kimberly D. Douglas, Ashton Archer, Rebecca Greif, Sharnée Hudgins, Katie Kerr
Effective Strategies to Change Attitudes toward Female Participation in Science and Technology PDF
Anu Gokhale, Kenton Machina
Getting Apples to Converse with Oranges: Facilitating Successful Student-Faculty Communication PDF
Emily Wilcox, Mahjabeen Raza
Honoring Culture, Diversifying the Workforce, Strengthening Science PDF
Leslie Wilkins, Jenilynne Salvador Gaskin, Kawailehua Kuluhiwa, Shawna Sodersten
How Did They Fare: Women and Underrepresented Minority Engineering and Computer Science Students in a Five-Year Program PDF
Mary R. Anderson-Rowland
World-Wide Technical Internship Program: A Model to Advance Women in the a Customer Support Career PDF
Linda Zimmer, Suparna Roy
The Use of Hands-on Science Kits to Develop Interest in the Engineering Program at Sweet Briar College PDF
Hank Yochum, Dorsa Sanadgol, Tim Loboschefski, Scott Pierce, Scott Hyman
The Women's Industry Network at WPI: Career Mentoring for Women PDF
Shelley Errington Nicholson
Watson Women's Network Leadership: A Best Practice at IBM Research for Innovative and Effective Recruitment and Retention PDF
N. Burke, T. Chao, J. Chen, C.-H. Chen-Ritzo, C. A. Chess, S. Chiras, D. Da Silva, E. Duch, E. Duesterwald, M. Eleftheriou, M. E. Helander, H. Hunter, C. Lasser, S. Mahatma, I. Nnebe, K. Penchuk, A. Sailer, V. Salapura, L. Sekaric, J. L. Snowdon, M. L. Steen, A. Topol, C. K. Tsang, M. Zhou

Institutional and Organizational Change

Advancing Women Faculty at the New Jersey Institute of Technology through Collaborative Research Networks: an Analysis of Preliminary Results and Methodology PDF
Nancy Steffen-Fluhr, Maria Plummer
Communicating with Those Who Do Not See the Need for Change PDF
Ann Holmes, Márta Ecsedi
Creating a Climate That Fosters Institutional Change PDF
Catherine Didion
Gendered organisational cultures and networks in engineering research. Results from European project PROMETEA PDF
Felizitas Sagebiel
Institutional Transformation at North Dakota State University PDF
Canan Bilen-Green, Elizabeth Birmingham, Ann Burnett
Student Organization Awards PDF
Mary R. Anderson-Rowland, Annmarie Connor
Policy Change Is Not Enough: Measuring the Impact of Work/Life Policies at a Research University PDF
Peggy Layne, Ane Johnson, Patricia Hyer
Promoting Institutional Change via the Faculty Search Process: Career Workshops and a National Database PDF
Jan Rinehart, Sherry E. Woods, Rebecca Richards-Kortum
The Need for Female Role Models in Engineering Education PDF
Ingrid Bauer
The Prevalence of Women in Academic Leadership Positions, and Potential Impact on Prevalence of Women in the Professorial Ranks PDF
Canan Bilen-Green, Karen A. Froelich, Sarah W. Jacobson
STEM Equity Pipeline Project PDF
Mimi Lufkin

Market Research and Branding

Developing a Strong Brand Identity for Your Organization: Lessons Learned from the WEPAN Branding Initiative PDF
Julie Martin Trenor, Sheila Edwards Lange, Carlie Bower, C. Diane Matt

National Policies to Enhance Gender Equity

Metrics for Assessing Broadening Participation in a Title IX Context PDF
Elizabeth T. Cady, Norman L. Fortenberry
Women in Engineering Programs in the United States and Korea: Making Best Practices Even Better PDF
Amy L. Freeman


Women in the IT Profession in India –The Millennium Scenario PDF
Dr. M. Suriya

Personal and Career Communication Skills

Enhanced Professional Networking and its Impact on Personal Development and Business Success PDF
J. Chen, C.-H. Chen-Ritzo, C. A. Chess, K. Ehrlich, M. Eleftheriou, M. E. Helander, C. Lasser, S. C. McAllister, S. A. Medeiros, K. Penchuk, J. L. Snowdon, M. L. Steen, Anna Topol
Improv For Effective Collaborative Innovation? PDF
Jeannie Kristufek
Women of Color in Technology PDF
Wanda Ronquillo, Juliet Pro, Paulina Acevedo, Denise Brown, Marina Ruiz

Research and Assessments

An Intergenerational Working Conference to Define Research Questions for Future Work on Women’s Success in STEM PDF
Maria Brunette, Paula Rayman, Meg Bond, Jody Lally, Padmaja Sistla

Strategically Building Internal and External Support for Gender Equity

Gender Equity Initiative: Causes and Effects PDF
Ranjani Santhanam, Kamala Parvathanathan
Maximizing Industry and Academia Efforts to Attract Females into Science, Engineering & Technology (SET) Careers PDF
Rebecca Schmieding
University & Community Partnerships: Growing the Numbers of Underrepresented Students in the STEM Pipeline PDF
Karla O. Korpela, Shalini N. Suryanarayana, Chris S. Anderson
The National Girls Collaborative Project: Building capacity through collaboration PDF
Brenda Britsch, Karen Peterson, Rose M. Marra