NSF-funded program conducts first workshop
A program to
support women in science began a four-part workshop series with a recent presentation
in Harrisburg. The workshop series is in conjunction with a National Science
Foundation grant awarded to Shippensburg University to support women in
The 11 participants were from Shippensburg University, Millersville University, Dickinson
College and Franklin and Marshall College.
Sept. 21 workshop at Dixon University Center is part of the Objective Analysis of Self and Institution Seminar (OASIS).
The workshop, facilitated by Beth Tracy of Beth Tracy Consulting was
“Understand and Cultivate Your Style in Working with and Leading Others.” The
workshop developed skills and awareness of different leadership styles, and in
dealing with those whose styles differ from your own.
OASIS 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 NSF. The NSF ADVANCE
program seeks to increase the representation and advancement of women in
academic STEM careers, enhancing diversity of the science and engineering
workforce. Grant partners include Shippensburg University, Harrisburg
University of Science and Technology, Elizabethtown College and the Innovation
According to Dr. Kate G. McGivney,
professor of mathematics at Shippensburg, “We’re excited about welcoming the first
cohort of female mid-career STEM faculty to the OASIS leadership and
advancement professional development program which will run in Harrisburg
through December. We are fortunate to be working with Beth Tracy who has
pioneered and developed the OASIS program at Rutgers.
“This program is a great way to support women and to provide them with
leadership skills so that they not only remain in STEM fields but that they
continue to seek out leadership roles at their universities and within their
professional organizations.Additionally, the program includes a
peer-mentoring component which will provide the cohort with a strong network of
STEM faculty from throughout the Central Pennsylvania region.Thanks
to the NSF grant, programming will be available for additional cohorts in the
topics include “Negotiate Effectively in Work and Life: Concepts and Skills,” “Being
Heard Clearly at the Leadership Table and Beyond” and “Creating Balance and
Integrating Work and Life.” A potential fifth workshop on conflict resolution
may be added.
information visit the STEM-UP PA website at www.stemuppa.org.