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Women’s History Month Kick-Off Celebration with Special Guest Patricia Valoy

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

5 – 6:30 p.m.

Great Hall Meeting Room, Ohio Union

Contact: Dr. Gisell Jeter-Bennett (jeter-bennett.1@osu.edu)

Description: Join the Multicultural Center as they kick-off a month of celebration with Patricia Valoy, Latina feminist and civil engineer. Patricia’s advocacy is on attracting and retaining women in STEM careers and building work environments where women are free from discrimination, sexism and racism. She also speaks and writes on a variety of issues affecting the Latinx community including racism, immigration, cultural and religious pressures and living at the intersection of two cultures. A Student Life Multicultural Center event sponsored by Office of Diversity and Inclusion, Ohio State ADVANCE and Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers.

Collaborative to ADVANCE Equity through Research

Friday, February 10, 2017

Join the Collaborative, a research and learning community working together to close the gaps in knowledge on women and girls of color, at their kick-off event on Friday, February 10, 12pm-4pm at the Hale Center, MLK Lounge.  

The Collaborative @OSU is part of a national coalition of institutions committed to supporting and advancing research addressing the lives of women and girls of color.

The Collaborative @OSU brings together OSU researchers to build a university-wide research and learning community focused on the lives of women and girls of color.

Professor Patricia Hill Collins, Distinguished University Professor at the University of Maryland and a leading scholar in the study of intersectionality as an analytical approach, will deliver the luncheon keynote address,

Following the keynote address, breakout sessions aimed at building a research and learning community by identifying collective goals, research needs and potential research collaborations will be held.

This university-wide event is open to all OSU researchers. To attend the event, please RSVP by clicking here, https://osu.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0ktVoLOxlwNJqjr.

Lunch begins at 12noon and the program and keynote address will begin promptly at 12:30.

For questions and more information contact Professor Wendy Smooth smooth.1@osu.edu.

Sponsored by Office of Diversity and Inclusion; Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies; & The Women’s Place

Tech Hub Hosts Women in Tech Networking Event

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

You’re invited to join Tech Hub on Tuesday (2/7) in 100 Campbell Hall for the first Women in Technology night. Meet their guest speaker Erica Krumlauf and women working in technology from across the university for an evening of light refreshments and networking. To attend the event, please RSVP with the online form and we will contact you with additional details and reminders.

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Sponsored by techHUB

REACH for Commercialization 2017

January 27, 2017

Ohio State ADVANCE held its first of four REACH for Commercialization 2017 workshops on Friday, January 27, at rev1ventures. The workshop featured introductions from Dr. Mary Juhas and Dr. Caroline Whitacre and a panel on The Entrepreneurship and Innovation Journey. The workshop concluded with an interactive session on the Benefits and Challenges of Commercialization followed by a networking event at rev1.  REACH for Commercialization is a cohort of twenty-three faculty, postdoctoral and graduate scholars who are interested in commercializing their research.  For more information on REACH visit http://advance.osu.edu/initiatives/project-reach/.

Sponsored by Ohio State ADVANCE 

Jevin West Visit

November 4, 2016

On November 4, 2016, University Libraries and Ohio State ADVANCE welcomed Dr. Jevin West to campus for a meeting on gender representation in scholarly publishing. Dr. West is an Assistant Professor at the Information School at the University of Washington and co-director of the DataLab.

The meeting began with a public lecture on diversity and gender in scholarly publishing. Dr. West discussed unseen ways in which gender inequality is present in scholarly publishing today and presented his research and findings on diversity in academia.

Sponsored by University Libraries and Ohio State ADVANCE

Bias Busters, Carnegie Mellon and Google Pittsburgh

November 2, 2016

Implicit (unconscious) bias is believed to be a contributing factor that has stalled efforts at increasing diversity in the faculty body. This workshop presented current understandings of what these biases are, and how we can reduce their impacts. The workshop also included role-playing activities to allow attendees the opportunity to identify and respond to unconscious bias.  Ohio State ADVANCE team members attended the workshop.

Sponsored by Carnegie Mellon and Google Pittsburgh

HERC Regional Meeting, Bowling Green University

October 13, 2016

Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC) hosted a Cluster Meeting in October at Bowling Green State University with a focus on Broadening the Diversity Conversation. The meeting included member institutions from Ohio, Western Pennsylvania and West Virginia and offered stimulating professional development and networking for faculty, administrators, diversity and inclusion professionals and talent acquisition staff involved in dual-career and diversity related recruitment and retention.  Ohio State was represented by Ohio State ADVANCE and the Office of Human Resources.

Sponsored by HERC

REACH Networking Reception

September 27, 2016

REACH for Commercialization is a series of four workshops intended to encourage women researchers and scholars at Ohio State to explore commercialization and innovation. REACH 2017 will be the fifth cohort of women to complete the workshop series. In September, Ohio State ADVANCE hosted a REACH Networking Reception at Rev1Ventures to announce the newest REACH workshops to be offered.

Sponsored by Ohio State ADVANCE

Research Expo 2016

September 27, 2016

The 2016 Research Expo took place in September 2016 at the Research Commons. More than 65 exhibitors – research centers, institutes, core laboratories, shared resource providers and campus vendors – presented to help attendees navigate through the research enterprise. The Expo provided a great opportunity to network with fellow researchers and find collaborators for future endeavors.

Sponsored by the Office of Research

REACH 2015

Fennessy Springer Weinberger

REACH Networking Event, August 21, 2014

Gender Initiatives in STEMM is pleased to offer REACH for Commercialization 2015, a series of four workshops designed to help women faculty explore commercialization as a means of expanding the impact of their research. Initially offered by Ohio State’s NSF ADVANCE grant Project CEOS, REACH 2015 will be the third cohort of women faculty to complete the on-campus workshop series.

Who should attend: Women tenure-track faculty with an interest in exploring commercialization as an alternative pathway for their research. Deans and chairs are encouraged to nominate individual faculty members to participate. Individuals may also apply, with the support of their dean and chair.

When: Workshops will be held from 2-5 p.m. on the following Fridays in 2015: January 16, February 13, March 13 and April 17

How to apply: Complete the application form and secure appropriate signatures. Application materials are due by Friday, December 12.

STEMM Academic Leaders Luncheon

Thursday, September 18 2014, 11:30am – 1:00pm, E100 Scott Lab

Dr. Keri Hornbuckle, professor of civil and environmental engineering and associate dean for academic programs at the University of Iowa College of Engineering, and Dr. Fonda Robinson, associate dean, clinic administration and patient care at The Ohio State University College of Dentistry will discuss highly acclaimed leadership programs:

This event is invitation only. For more details, please contact us.

Project REACH: Inspiring Female Entrepreneurship at Ohio State and Beyond

Thursday, August 21, 2014, 4-6pm

Technology Commercialization Office
1524 N. High Street
Columbus, Ohio 43201

Sponsored by Gender Initiatives in STEMM, Project CEOS, Central for Clinical and Translational Science and the Technology Commercialization Office.

Join us for networking and sharing of ideas to move your research or innovation toward commercialization.

Doors open at 4:00pm. Announcements and a brief informational program will begin at 4:30pm, followed by more networking with experts. Hors d’oeuvres and beverages will be provided.

Hosted by Gender Initiatives in STEMMProject CEOS, the Center for Clinical and Translational Science and the Technology Commercialization Office at The Ohio State University.

Target audience: women faculty, researchers and administrative leadership

Space is limited. Register today.

Implicit Bias Collaborative

An Ohio State group, the Implicit Bias Collaborative, has come together to develop a series of programs on the issue of implicit bias and its impact at the university.  Implicit biases are unconscious attitudes that can affect our behaviors in ways we are unaware of and may not want. This collaborative includes The Women’s Place, Kirwan Institute, Office of Human Resources, Office of Diversity and Inclusion, Project CEOS, Gender Initiatives in STEMM, Diversity and Identity Collaborative at OSU (DISCO) from Arts and Sciences, Wexner Medical Center, University Senate Diversity Committee, regional campus deans, and others.

The group has planned a number of events for the coming year. For more information, visit the womensplace.osu.edu.