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News Release

March 21, 2007

Contact:

Lisa Trei, News Service: (650) 725-0224, lisatrei@stanford.edu


'Getting Results: The Next Generation of Women Scientists'

A film and panel discussion on what it's like to be a female student majoring in science, math, engineering and technology, why college women are more likely to quit these fields than men, and what can be done to change this is scheduled from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday, March 26, in Cubberley Auditorium in the Stanford School of Education.

"Getting Results: The Next Generation of Women Scientists," presented by the Michelle R. Clayman Institute for Gender Research, is free and open to the public. Middle and high school principals, teachers, students and their parents, and education administrators, are encouraged to attend. Blocks of seating for large groups can be reserved with advance notice.

Program

4 p.m. Welcome.

4:10 p.m. The Gender Chip Project screening. The documentary follows the paths of a group of women enrolled in science courses at Ohio State University, from their freshman year to career decisions.

5 p.m. Panel discussion moderated by Adina Paytan, assistant professor of geological and environmental sciences. Participants will include Helen DeMichiel, producer and director of The Gender Chip Project; Jennifer Kohler, assistant professor of chemistry; Tracy Terry, graduate student in chemistry operations and co-founder of Stanford's Science and Engineering Graduate Women's Association; Nick Triantos, board director of Sand Hill Angels Inc.; and Marie Wolbach, founder of Tech Trek Science Camp for Girls, organized by the American Association of University Women, California.

6-7 p.m. Reception with representatives from local science and industry organizations, the Stanford Office of Undergraduate Admission and the Stanford Bookstore.

The event is co-sponsored by the School of Education, School of Earth Sciences, Department of Computer Science, Department of Chemistry, Women's Community Center, Science and Engineering Graduate Women's Association and American Association of University Women.

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Comment:

Michelle Cale, Michelle R. Clayman Institute for Gender Research: (650) 725-0374, mcale@stanford.edu

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