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Congratulations to the REACH for Commercialization 2017 Cohort

Wed, 24th May, 2017

On April 21, 2017, twenty-three cohort members made up of faculty, postdoctoral scholars and one PhD candidate completed the 2017 REACH for Commercialization workshop series. REACH inspires women to commercialize their research through interactive workshops over four months.  The 2017 cohort includes:

Jennifer Ahn-Jarvis, Postdoctoral Research, College of Dentistry

Amal Amer, Associate Professor, College of Medicine

Ginny L. Bumgardner, Professor, College of Medicine

Vanessa Chen, Assistant Professor, College of Engineering

Estelle Cormet-Boyaka, Associate Professor, College of Veterinary Medicine

Ozlem Dogan Ekici, Assistant Professor, College of Arts and Sciences

Irem Eryilmaz, Assistant Professor, College of Engineering

Joelle Fenger, Assistant Professor, College of Veterinary Medicine

Lisa Fiorentini, Clinical Assistant Professor, College of Engineering

Bridget Freisthler, Professor, College of Social Work

Shannon Gillespie, Assistant Professor, College of Nursing

Nina R. Kieves, Assistant Professor, College of Veterinary Medicine

Asimina Kiourti, Assistant Professor, College of Engineering

Ashanti Matlock, PhD Candidate, College of Arts and Sciences

Maria Isabel Menendez, Research Scientist, The Wright Center of Innovation

Lisa K. Militello, Assistant Professor, College of Nursing

Amanda Robinson Panfil, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, College of Veterinary Medicine

Amanda Quisenberry, Postdoctoral Associate, College of Public Health

Emily Rosenthal-Kim, Commercialization Program Director, Fisher College of Business

Kyoung Lee Swearingen, Assistant Professor, College of Arts and Sciences

Katelyn E. Swindle-Reilly, Assistant Professor, College of Engineering

Hua Wang, Professor, College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences

Amy Youngs, Associate Professor, College of Arts and Sciences


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(un)Hidden Figures: Conversations to Inspire Culture Change

Thu, 23rd March, 2017

The Ohio State University welcomed Margot Lee Shetterly, author of Hidden Figures:  The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race, to campus in March.  Presented in collaboration with the College of Engineering, Ohio State ADVANCE and the Honda-Ohio State Partnership, this series of events and dialogues sought to create conversations focused on gender equity and STEM.  While much has been achieved, there is still much work to be done including addressing the challenges that remain for women and girls in STEM.

Associate Vice President Mary Juhas served as a panelist, with colleagues from across campus, at an evening event on March 21.  This panel examined the role of higher education in creating equity for women in STEM.  Program Manager Nicole Nieto facilitated an earlier session for students with special guests Ms. Shetterly and Mrs. Brenda Drake.

To watch the evening panel please visit: https://www.osu.edu/hiddenfigures/

To hear Ms. Shetterly answer questions from OSU students please visit:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KoExfWnPQE4

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ADVANCE offers new series of workshops

Tue, 4th October, 2016

Examining Social Identity: Creating Authentic and Inclusive Spaces of Dialogue

This workshop focuses on creating spaces for authentic dialogue. Particular attention will be paid to understanding one’s own social identities (gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, ability, socioeconomic status, religion/spirituality, language and nationality) and how these identities impact one’s experiences. This workshop offers specific strategies as well as experiential activities for creating more inclusive cultures through dialogue. The core focus is on valuing difference, diversity and inclusion to dismantle current structural, systemic and cultural imbalances.

Breaking the Bias Habit®: A Workshop to Promote Gender Equity

This workshop introduces participants to the concepts of unconscious biases and assumptions about gender by treating the application of such biases as a “bad habit.” Participants will uncover their own biases through use of an Implicit Association Test and discover underlying concepts and language used in the psychological and social psychological literature to describe such processes. Proven strategies for reducing the application of these biases will be provided. Breaking the Bias Habit® is a registered trademark of WISELI and the Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System.

Covering: What It Costs Us and Our Organizations

Based on the work by Kenji Yoshino, legal scholar and NYU constitutional law professor, this workshop examines the notion of covering. Covering is a strategy through which an individual downplays a known stigmatized identity to blend into the mainstream. Individuals can cover
in di erent ways including appearance and a liation. The di erence between diversity and inclusion will be explored as well as how the notion of covering inhibits an inclusive climate. Through experiential activities, participants will examine the ways in which they cover. Strategies for increasing inclusion will be o ered.

Gendered Leadership: Gender Differences and the Traits of Effective Leadership

This workshop examines effective leadership through a gendered lens. Participants will interrogate leadership styles gendered traditionally “masculine” and “feminine.” Overall notions of effective leadership and strategies for increasing effectiveness as a leader will be explored.

Navigating Negotiations: Why Women Must Ask

This workshop examines the importance of negotiation. Women typically do not negotiate and when they do, they sell themselves short. Participants will gain a greater understanding of the barriers women often face when it comes to negotiating as well as how this impacts them throughout their careers. Specific negotiation strategies will be shared.

For More Information Contact:

Nicole K. Nieto, PhD,  nieto.12@osu.edu 

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