Fall workshops set for Central Pennsylvania female STEM faculty
collaborative program based at Shippensburg University will host a series of
workshops next fall for mid-career female science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) faculty in colleges and universities in Central
to register for the series is April 15.
four-part series beginning in September is the Objective Analysis of Self and Institution Seminar (OASIS). The program, in affiliation with Rutgers University, supports the career development and advancement of academic STEM women through a combination of skills workshops, peer-mentoring, networking and coaching opportunities.
It is sponsored by the Science,
Technology, Engineering, Math-University Partnership for the Advancement of Academic Women in Pennsylvania (STEM-UP PA), which is funded by
the National Science Foundation (NSF). In September 2011, NSF awarded Shippensburg, in cooperation with three other
organizations, a grant to promote the recruitment, retention and advancement of
women academics in STEM disciplines. Partnering with Shippensburg are
Elizabethtown College, Harrisburg University of Science and Technology and the
Innovation Transfer Network.
The program is intended for female STEM faculty at all career levels in colleges and universities in CentralPennsylvania. Potential workshop topics include understanding and
cultivating your style in working with and leading others; being heard clearly
at the leadership table and beyond; negotiating effectively in work and life:
concepts and skills; and creating balance and integrating work and life.
The program dates are Sept. 21, Oct. 11, Nov. 2 and Nov. 22. The programs
are Fridays from 4 to 9 p.m. and Saturdays from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30p.m. in the Dixon University Center on North Second Street
in Harrisburg. Dinner/lunch and parking are provided.
Benefits of participation include clarity about
professional goals and how to achieve them; skill development in topics such as
negotiation, leadership, teamwork and self-advocacy; an expanded community of
colleagues, strategies for enhanced work-life balance; and awareness of skill
gaps in leadership.
The program fee is $825. More information is
available online at http://stemuppa.org/?page_id=49.
For general information, send an e-mail