“Why Aren’t More Women in Science?”

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BUFFALO, N.Y. — The University at Buffalo Undergraduate Academies will present, “Why Aren’t More Women in Science? Understanding and Addressing Current Causes of Underrepresentation” April 5 from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Student Union Theatre on UB’s North Campus.

Keynote speaker Wendy M. Williams, PhD, professor in the Department of Human Development and director of the Cornell Institute for Women in Science, will discuss the career challenges that women face in science.

Esther S. Takeuchi, PhD, SUNY Distinguished and Greatbatch Professor of Advanced Power Sources at UB in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, a winner of the National Medal of Technology and Innovation and a 2011 National Inventors Hall of Fame inducteewill provide post-lecture remarks including reflections on her personal experiences as a woman in science.

The UB lecture is made possible by a grant that UB’s Undergraduate Academies received this year from the SUNY Office of Diversity and Education Equity in order to support explorations in diversity and academic excellence. The grant supports the Academies’ theme of gender and education, focusing on STEM skills (science, technology engineering and mathematics) and the representation, or lack thereof, of females and minorities in sciences.

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