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Webinar: “Views from the Pipeline: Women of Color in the STEM Professoriate”, 4/27, 1:00pm

Posted: April 25, 2017

As of 2010, women of color represented less than 6% of faculty members with STEM doctorates at four-year colleges and universities. This underrepresentation increases up the career ladder of the academy — at the rank of full professor, women of color constitute only 2.5% of faculty.

Despite public attention focused on addressing this underrepresentation, the voices of women of color who are in the STEM professoriate pipeline — or have exited — are often missing from the discussion.

This live webinar will bring together women of color scientists for an open discussion about the STEM pipeline, including:

  • Are we asking the right questions about STEM pipeline programs?
  • Are STEM pipeline programs responding to the right questions and challenges?
  • What leads women of color to exit the STEM professoriate pipeline?
  • What research questions do women of color scientists suggest social science ask about the experiences and representation of women of color in the STEM professoriate?

Register for the webinar here.

Thursday, April 27, 1:00 PM

Confirmed participants include Dr. Evelyn Hammonds, Barbara Gutmann Rosenkrantz, Professor of the History of Science at Harvard University, and Dr. Jami Valentine, Physicist, Advocate, and founder of the website African American Women in Physics.

Category : General

Distinguished Scholar Awards Announced

Posted: April 13, 2017

The Distinguished Scholar Award, established in 1978, recognizes exceptional scholarly accomplishments by senior professors who have compiled a substantial body of research, as well as younger faculty members who have demonstrated great scholarly potential. The 2017 honorees are:

  • Leonard J. Brillson, professor and Center for Materials Research Scholar, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, College of Engineering, and Department of Physics, College of Arts and Sciences
  • Laura M. Justice, Education and Human Ecology Distinguished Professor, Department of Educational Studies, College of Education and Human Ecology
  • Michael V. Knopp, The Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation Chair for Clinical Research, Department of Radiology, College of Medicine
  • William S. Marras, The Honda Chair in Transportation, Professor in Integrated Systems Engineering, Department of Integrated Systems Engineering, College of Engineering
  • Marc H. Pinsonneault, professor, Department of Astronomy, College of Arts and Sciences
  • Claudia Turro, Dow Professorship in Chemistry, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, College of Arts and Sciences

Recipients are nominated by their departments and chosen by a committee of senior faculty, including past award recipients. Distinguished Scholars receive an honorarium and a research grant to be used over the next three years. The award is supported by the Office of Research.

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rev1ventures Innovation Hop, April 13

Posted: April 13, 2017

Don’t miss the Third Annual Innovation Hop!

The buzz about Columbus’ startup scene continues to grow. More tech-enabled, high-growth companies are being built here than ever before.

Now is your chance to get to know the entrepreneurs behind the big ideas that have helped put the Columbus region on the map as the #1 City for Scaling Startups.

Please join us as we celebrate the companies – and partners – supporting these efforts.

When: Thursday, April 13, 2017 | 4:00pm – 7:00pm

Where: Rev1 Ventures | 1275 Kinnear Rd. Columbus, OH 43212

Enjoy great local music, food and drinks (Middle West Spirits, Land Grant and more!) while you network with the teams from more than 30 high-growth startups, including:

  • 3 Bar Biologics delivers a sustainable microbe inoculant system that helps farmers increase crop yield without changing their planting practices. In 2016 the company was named a winner of R&D 100’s annual award.
  • Clarivoy is the automotive industry’s leading provider of multi-touch sales attribution. Clarivoy’s proprietary TV Analytics solution was named the winner of the 2016 DrivingSales Innovation Cup Award.
  • Prevedere is a cloud-based platform provider that is powering unprecedented sales and demand forecast accuracy. Prevedere was included on Business Insider’s “Startups That Will Boom in 2017″ list.
  • Simple-Fill is changing the way vehicles are fueled with an innovative technology that compresses natural gas (CNG) in a more efficient, reliable and affordable way. Safelite recently installed Simple-Fill’s first working compressor and will begin using the technology this year to fuel its fleet.
  • Updox is the industry leader for care coordination and healthcare customer relationship management (CRM) solutions. In 2016 the company made the Inc. 5000 list of fastest-growing private companies for the second year in a row.

Community Initiatives, Workforce Development and Inclusion Partners to be showcased include:

  • Columbus Foundation
  • Smart Columbus
  • Bunker Labs
  • i.c. stars
  • Tech Elevator
  • OSU REACH for Commercialization
  • Dublin Entrepreneurial Center
  • Cultivate SMB Grove City
  • Innovate New Albany
  • Cap City Biohackers
  • Hack
  • Silicon Valley Bank

Rev1 is supported by the Ohio Third Frontier as well as by dozens of corporate and community partners.


Category : General

Cornish joins panel charged with steering course of biofuels R&D

Posted: April 13, 2017

Katrina Cornish, an Ohio Research Scholar and Endowed Chair in Bio-based Emergent Materials, has been appointed to an independent federal panel responsible for advising the Biomass Research and Development Initiative. A collaboration between the Energy and Agriculture departments, the initiative is focused on refining various types of feedstocks and crops into next-generation biofuels or bio-based chemicals and products. In her new role, Cornish hopes to bring more attention—and more funding—to research on alternative crops that could be used as biofuels. Read more.

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(un)Hidden Figures: Conversations to Inspire Culture Change

Posted: March 23, 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

Category : Featured Articles / General

(un)Hidden Figures: Conversations to Inspire Culture Change

Posted: March 23, 2017

Hosting a series of conversations, Ohio State is inspiring meaningful dialogue to ignite change in our communities, schools and workplaces that create environments where women of all backgrounds can thrive and make their full contributions.

While much has been achieved, there is still much to do. That means tackling the challenges that remain and expanding opportunities for women and girls, particularly as they navigate careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

Together, we will help close the gender gap in these fields and in our society at large.

Associate Vice President, Mary Juhas served as a panelist with Ohio State leaders and author, Margot Shetterly.  Nicole Nieto hosted a dialogue with OSU students, Ms. Shetterly and Mrs. Brenda Drake.

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2017 Status Report on OSU Women

Posted: March 23, 2017

Each year, The Women’s Place produces the Status Report on Women at Ohio State. The report uses data to evaluate progress toward increasing diversity and promoting equity for women. The 2017 edition also highlights an increasing number of women prepared for top leadership roles and efforts to remove barriers and prepare more women at Ohio State to advance their careers. If you would like copies for distribution, contact The Women’s Place or view the website for additional data, including statistics on civil service staff and all of the reports from 2002 to 2017.
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