RIT Forum Explores Gender Gap in Science, Technology and Engineering

Expert panel will discuss measures to ‘bridge the gender gap’




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Problems related to the lack of female engineers in the United States and what’s being done to address the issue will be the focus of a discussion featuring a panel of experts on March 29 at Rochester Institute of Technology.

“Bridging the Gender Gap: Expanding the Future Pipeline of Women Engineers” will also address such topics as reasons why women don’t gravitate to engineering and middle and high school science, technology, engineering and mathematics curricula. The event is targeted at educators—particularly math, science and technology teachers—and school administrators.

Sponsored by Harris Corp. and WE@RIT: Women Engineering the Future, a group within RIT’s Kate Gleason College of Engineering that organizes programs for young women interested in engineering studies and careers, the panel discussion begins at 4 p.m. March 29 in Xerox Auditorium in RIT’s James E. Gleason Building. It will be followed by a networking reception, at 5:30 p.m., in Erdle Commons in the James E. Gleason Building.

For more information, contact Julie Olney at 475-6321 or visit www.rit.edu/~women.

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WHAT: Panel discussion: Bridging the Gender Gap: Expanding the Future Pipeline of Women Engineers

WHEN: 4-5:30 p.m. Thursday, March 29

WHERE: Xerox Auditorium, James E. Gleason Building, Rochester Institute of Technology

SPONSORS: Harris Corp. and WE@RIT: Women Engineering the Future