2011-2012 Events, Lectures, and Presentations

Women and Leadership: Career Success and Satisfaction

Thursday, April 26, 2012, 7:00 PM in Sun Room, Memorial Union. Gretchen M. Bataille is Senior Vice President for Programs and Services at the American Council on education in Washington DC. 

Picky Eaters and (In) Active Kids: Establishing Healthy Habits in Early Childhood

Wednesday, April 18, 2012, 7:00 PM in Garden Room, Reiman Gardens. Laura Bellows is recognized for her work on the prevention of childhood obesity, for which she was recently honored with a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers. Her work emphasizes nutrition and physical activity as well as educating parents and teachers, the primary role models for young children. 

CANCELLED : The Impact of Women's and Gender Studies in Academic and Beyond

Thursday, March 8, 2012, 7:00 PM in Campanile Room, Memorial Union. Dr. Jill Bystydzienski, Professor and Chair of Women's Gender and Sexuality Studies at Ohio State University, will discuss the variety of women's and gender studies programs in higher education today as well as international collaborations in this area. Part of the Women's and Gender Studies Program 35th-Anniversary Celebration. Co-sponsored by the Women's and Gender Studies Program and Committee on Lectures (funded by GSB) More information

Women in STEM lecture: Experimental behavioral economist to speak on ethical behavior in finance

February 28, 2012, 8:00 PM in Great Hall, Memorial Union. Erin Krupka, an experimental behavioral economist who studies how the desire to conform to social norms influences immoral and self-interested behavior, will speak at Iowa State University. Read Article

Women in STEM lecture: Chief scientist at BP to speak on energy sustainability at Iowa State

February 27, 2012, 8:00 PM in Great Hall, Memorial Union. The chief scientist at one of the world's largest oil and gas companies will speak at Iowa State University next week. Ellen Williams of BP will present "Energy Sustainability in a Changing World". Her talk is part of the university's Women in STEM Speaker Series and the Live Green! Sustainability Lecture Series. It is free and open to the public. Read Article

February 2, 2012. The Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost is accepting applications through Feb. 22, 2012 for an ADVANCE faculty fellowship. The fellow will continue to develop the university's programs and materials for recruiting, retaining and advancing women faculty and faculty of color. More information (PDF), including application requirements and form, is online. Questions may be directed to Associate Provost Dawn Bratsch-Prince, 294-6410.

Reflecting on ISU ADVANCE: How are the faces in the mirror different??

Tuesday, January 24, 2012, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM, in Campanile Room, Memorial Union. An event for women in STEM disciplines to reflect on how things at ISU have changed since the inception of the ADVANCE program 6 years ago.