New shared governance organization focuses on advocacy and collaboration on important women’s issues
Carol Marchetti, professor of statistics and coordinator of the RIT Women’s Caucus, formally launched the caucus, a new campus advocacy organization, at the Nov. 16 Academic Senate meeting. She shared her vision for the caucus as one of advocacy and involvement. Read More »
New shared governance organization focuses on advocacy and collaboration on important women’s issues
Nichole Jones, a chemistry education junior, attended the Women in Science Conference in Tulsa this week with the Oklahoma State Chapter of the American Chemical Society.
The American Chemical Society is a student organization that works on professional development of all students majoring in chemistry-related fields. ACS meets every other Tuesday at OSU.For the full art...Read More »
In a region that was once a hotbed for women’s rights — and home to Susan B. Anthony — it is fitting that the Rochester area now has a noticeable number of women college presidents.
It is even more fitting this year, the 100th anniversary of New York state granting women the right to vote.
Anthony, who fought to get women admitted to the University of Rochester mo...Read More »
Progress has been made at UR and Rochester Institute of Technology in attracting female faculty and students to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) disciplines, but the numbers are still low, as they are nationwide.
"It is the shrinking pipeline. You start out with not that many. It keeps dropping off," said Wendi Heinzelman, dean of the Hajim School of Engineering a...Read More »
Congratulations to Betsy Dell on her recent nomination for Digital Rochester's Technology Woman of the Year award.
Professor Betsy Dell, co-PI, serves on the project's leadership team and coordinates the project's Connectivity Series. The Connectivity Seriesincludes seminars, workshops, panel discussions, etc. for faculty and Department Heads to strengthen core competencies, eff...Read More »
Growing up, Sarah Fomchenko had no clue what she wanted to do. She just knew that she liked playing with computers.
“My parents would joke that if I wasn’t on the computer all the time, I could be a straight-A student,” said Fomchenko, a second-year computer science major from Franklin Lakes, N.J. “I love the feeling of being able to create something, without needing to be ar...Read More »
Women in Business Q&A: Maureen Lally, Vice President of Marketing, Tyco International North America Installation
Rochester Native In the News:
Maureen Lally is the Vice President of Marketing for Tyco International North America Installation and Service, which includes Tyco Integrated Security and Tyco SimplexGrinnell.
Prior to joining Tyco, Lally was responsible for marketing and strategy for the Electronic Controls and Services business of Danfoss, a global manufactur...Read More »
Gender equality is not just a woman's issue. It is a worthy goal that can be accomplished with men and women working together.
This fall, RIT launched Advocates & Allies, a campus program where male colleagues help improve overall campus culture and support advancements of female faculty. There is a national need for this advocacy with women underrepresented in STEM fields and a...
Gender equity is not just a women’s issue, said Marcos Esterman, and he is part of a campus group that believes it is attainable if men and women work together.
Esterman is a member of Advocates & Allies, a new campus program in which male colleagues help improve campus culture overall and support advancement of female faculty.
With women underrepresented nationally in...
Hidden Figures, the just-released movie, highlights the roles of three black female mathematicians (human computers) working at NASA who helped win the Space Race. At one time, computer science was originally a female-dominated area, and computing was considered “women’s work.” Fast forward to 2017 and women in computer science aren’t common.
The number of women receiving ...
RIT is currently undergoing a self-study for the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE). This association is a “voluntary, non-governmental, membership.” This self-study is helping to re-accredit RIT, and generally lasts approximately 2.5 years. For more information about this process, please visit the self-study overview page.
To see a list of the steering com...
As any business leader can attest, the world has become increasingly complex. To navigate in that world, they need all of the help they can get—and one powerful tool is a grounding in STEM. Technology and science are not only central to today’s business landscape, but they’re often the keys to progress. I come from a computer science background and have found my training to be invaluabl...Read More »
Xiaolin Lu, an expert in the Internet of Things, will be the keynote speaker for the annual RIT ARM Developer Day conference at Rochester Institute of Technology. The Texas Instruments R&D manager will speak at noon on Friday, Jan. 27, in RIT’s University Gallery, located in James E. Booth Hall, Room 2765. Her presentation is titled, “A Semiconductor View of Intelligent I of T: Making the...Read More »
Rochester Institute of Technology professor Moumita Das has won seed funding for cutting-edge research that explores mitochondrial DNA and intercellular cargo transport.
Das, an assistant professor in RIT’s School of Physics and Astronomy, is a Scialog Fellow on two research teams supported by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation. Last April, the Moore Foundation, Research Corp...
Anne R. Haake became dean of the B. Thomas Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences on April 1. She had been serving as interim dean since July 2015. The appointment made her the first female dean of the college, home to RIT’s School of Interactive Games & Media and computer science, information sciences and technologies, software engineering and computing security departments...Read More »
On October 17, 2016, WiSTEE Connect (Women in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Entrepreneuship) collaborated with the OSA Foundation to organize an international symposium entitled “Global Women of Light.” This symposium took place in Rochester, NY at the 2016 Frontiers in Optics, an annual conference held by the Optical Society.
According to Dr. Jia Qiao, “The overall...
Jing Zhang, engineering faculty member at Rochester Institute of Technology, received a $305,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to acquire a new etching system for photonic, electronic and bio-device fabrication. The system strengthens RIT’s fabrication capability in its Semiconductor & Microsystems Fabrication Laboratory to support new and existing multidisciplinary research in...Read More »
Callie Babbitt, an associate professor at Rochester Institute of Technology’s Golisano Institute for Sustainability (GIS), has received a nearly $1 million award from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to research sustainable solutions for minimizing and managing the growing and complex challenges of food waste generated across the food supply chain.
The four-year project, ti...
Connect Grant Co-PI Dr. Satish Kandlikar Wins NSF Funding to Study Benefits of New Infrared-Imaging Method
Researchers at Rochester Institute of Technology and physicians at Rochester Regional Health are advancing thermal imaging techniques as a potentially safer and less invasive diagnostic tool for the detection of early-stage breast cancer.
A National Science Foundation grant of $99,620 is supporting the two-year project and the multidisciplinary team that represents the strategic c...
Women have been breaking all sorts of glass ceilings recently.
At the 2016 Rio Olympics, U.S. women took home more gold medals than anybody else. Beyoncé was nominated for 11 VMA awards this year and took home eight, setting a record for VMA wins (and the #BeyHive rejoiced). And of course, this summer Hillary Clinton became the first woman to be nominated for president by a major...
Many women working in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) have faced a common experience at some point during their college days -- they walked into a classroom and found that they were among a small handful of women in the class, or even the only one.
That kind of experience has the potential to make a talented, motivated student feel out-of-place, and compel ...
The AdvanceRIT Team successfully completed yet another NSF ADVANCE/GSE/AWIS PI Conference in Baltimore, MD from 22-24 May 2016! The team had its strongest attendance to date at this conference with 12 people in attendance from RIT! The program ultimately hosted 3 excellent workshops, made numerous connections, had time for high quality brainstorming and planning sessions, and enjoyed several...Read More »
Rochester Institute of Technology is prestigiously known for its technological advancements, enhanced research findings, and preparing some of the most tech savvy engineers in the world. Jennifer Smith is a prime example of how hard work, dedication and perseverance can ultimately lead to continued success, even after graduation. Jenn, a 5th year mechanical engineer major and program assistan...Read More »
Santosh Kurinec, professor of electrical and microelectronic engineering at RIT, was the keynote speaker at the National Science Foundation-King Abdullah University of Science and Technology annual conference on Electronic Materials, Devices and Systems for a Sustainable Future. More than 200 scientists, researchers, university faculty and graduate students attended the conference that took p...Read More »
AdvanceRIT Team Members to Present at 2016 NSF/GSE Program Workshop: Research, Interventions, Impact
This year, Drs. olgilvie, Crawford, Schley, Beiter, and Blizzard have been chosen to hold sessions in the NSF ADVANCE/GSE Workshop in Baltimore. MD.
Drs. olgilvie and Crawford will be holding a session entitled “Promotion & Tenure Strategies for Minority-women Academics at RIT for Transformative Success” on May 23rd from 5:45 PM to 6:45 PM.
Drs. Schley, Beiter, a...
Dr. Margaret Bailey will be giving a presentation about AdvanceRIT at the MU-RIT Computing Visit's labinar on April 25th. This labinar will be about gender issues and encouraging women in the computing fields.
The MU-RIT Computing Visit will be from April 25th to April 28th, covering a variety of topics in regards to educational programs, the challenges and opportunities associat...
More women are adding terms like “coder” and “game developer” to their résumés, but the industry still has a long way to go to reach gender parity.
Last year, women made up 22 per cent of the game developer workforce, double the 11.5 per cent of females in the field in 2009, according to a recent study by the International Game Developers Association (IGDA).
Innovation in Interdisciplinary Teaching Grant Award and Faculty Career Development Sponsored Grant Recipients
The recipients of the Provost's Faculty Mentoring Grant, Lecturers' Professional Development Grant, Adjunct Faculty Professional Development Grant, College Collaboration Matching Grant, and Innovation in Interdisciplinary Teaching Grant have been announced!
To read more about these grants and find more information, please follow the links below:
In the KGCOE November issue of the newsletter, the AdvanceRIT Connect Grant recipients were mentioned. An excerpt may be read below:
The AdvanceRIT program is now in its third year. RIT was awarded $3.5 million in 2012 from the National Science Foundation for its Advance institutional transformation grant, “Connect: Increasing the Representation and Advancement of Women ...
Rochester Institute of Technology professor Manuela Campanelli has been invited to talk about simulating supermassive black hole mergers at SC 2015, the international conference for high performance computing, networking, storage and analysis, in Austin, Texas. The event, hosted by the Association for Computing Machinery and the IEEE Computer Society, is expected to draw 10,000 visitors.
For decades, stories have gone largely untold about world-changing accomplishments by dozens of female pioneers in science, medicine and technology.
Author Rachel Swaby's 2015 book, "Headstrong: 52 Women who Changed Science-and the World," sheds fresh light on these fascinating women who pushed themselves to succeed in fields that were overwhelmingly male-dominated.
The wage gap between recent male and female college graduates is narrowing and, in some cases, even reversing, but that those earnings gains by women dissipate the longer they remain in the workforce, according to a new analysis by Federal Reserve economists.
While studies have long shown the gender pay gap to be a stubbornly persistent phenomenon—with women earning somewhere bet...
Dr. Laurie Clayton, program director of the NSF AdvanceRIT Project, has been nominated for the Presidential Award for Outstanding Staff. The awards ceremony begins at 10 AM on October 8 in Ingle Auditorium. The Presidential Award is given to staff members whose work has shown outstanding service and dedication to RIT.
To read more about the Presidential Awards for Outstanding St...
Amid high-profile breaches on websites such as Ashley Madison and the IRS, experts say the need for cybersecurity professionals—including women—is only growing.
Nearly 2 million global cybersecurity professionals will be needed by 2017, according to the National Cybersecurity Institute at Excelsior College. At the same time, the cybersecurity industry is facing a gender gap. <...
8 Woman-Run Tech Companies You Should Know, Because These Leaders Are Combating Sexism In The Tech Industry
When you combine the lack of women in the tech industry with the paucity of women holding leadership roles at companies of all sorts, the chances for women to assume executive positions at tech companies can look bleak. Only 14.2 percent of top executives at S&P 500 companies are women, and women constituted only 26 percent of people in computer and mathematical occupations in 2013. Our cultu...Read More »
At the request of three Congresswomen the US Government Accountability Office (GAO) has launched an investigation into whether gender bias is influencing the awarding of research grants, which would be illegal under US law.
There is evidence of gender disparity in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (Stem) research at US universities and 4 year colleges—women hold ...
These five most influential women are pioneers in the field of science and medicine.
It will surprise no one to learn that women are vastly underrepresented in the field of science. But in this year’s TIME 100, five outstanding women who are making huge strides in the fields of medicine, genetics, and infectious disease, made the list.
Read more about these five infl...
Boston-based Quantopian looked at how well Fortune 1000 companies led by women performed compared to the S&P 500 over a 12-year period.
You’ve heard that companies with women executives at the helm tend to perform better than those led by men— and a new study furthers that claim, finding that women CEOs in the Fortune 1000 drive three times the returns as S&P 500 enterprises r...
Women may be underrepresented throughout the tech sector, but they're still building some incredible startups, apps, and products.
The folks over at Product Hunt have created and curated a collection of the best startups and products founded by inspiring women. VCs, entrepreneurs, and Product Hunt members have all weighed in on their favorites.
From uBeam's innovative ...
Incoming Cybersecurity and Policy Expert Bolsters RIT’s Interdisciplinary Offerings MIT Researcher and ‘Slate’ Writer Jose
Rochester Institute of Technology is embracing interdisciplinary education by hiring a faculty member who will teach for both the College of Liberal Arts and the B. Thomas Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences.
Josephine Wolff, a leading researcher in cybersecurity and Internet policy, will join RIT in August as an assistant professor of public policy and faculty ...
If you want to encourage your daughter, sister, niece, aunt, mom, grandma, BFF, girlfriend, or wife to dig into math, science, and computers and pursue the high-paying jobs in those fields, it helps to show her some role models.
In that spirit, Duke University professor Susan Rodger, author and mentor Katy Dickinson, and developer Jessica Dickinson Goodman fired up The Notable Wom...
Dr. Sukanya Chakrabarti and her colleagues have recently made an "observational confirmation" of a predicted unseen dark matter dominated dwarf galaxy located approximately 300,000 light years away.
This discovery has been featured in NBC News, Read More »
As a follow-up to recent studies on sexism and harassment in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math), researchers studied the Internet's reaction to the evidence those studies provided — and it turned out the way you'd expect, if you've ever been on the Internet.
Male commenters flipped out.
The new study's results were published Thursday in the journal Psychology of Wom...
Many in academia have long known about how the practice of student evaluations of professors is inherently biased against female professors. Students, after all, are just as likely as the public in general to have the same ugly, if unconscious, biases about women in authority. Just as polling data continues to show that a majority of Americans think being a man automatically makes you better ...Read More »
This message is posted on behalf of Jeremy Haefner, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs
DEADLINE EXTENDED UNTIL FEBRUARY 9TH
Dear Faculty Colleagues,
As part of RIT’s continued commitment to faculty success and career development, I’m very excited to announce the 2014 AY Connect Grants Program offered by the AdvanceRIT project, Faculty Career Developm...
Thursday, December 11
VIG - Vignelli Center for Design Studies (07A), Vignelli
12:30 - 3:00 PM
*Light Refreshments will be provided at 12:30 PM.
The CRLT Players are visiting RIT with their acclaimed production of Navigating Departmental Politics. A touring theatre company housed in the Center for Research on Learning and Teaching at the University of Michigan, th...
Professor Betsy Dell has been selected as the Faculty Associate for Female Faculty. She is an associate professor in the manufacturing and mechanical engineering technology (MMET) department in CAST and has been at RIT since 2006. She is a co-PI on the AdvanceRIT grant, and a member of the program’s leadership team, as well as director and PI for the NSF-sponsored COMETS scholarship program...Read More »
The National Science Foundation has awarded a $399,986, three-year grant to RIT’s College of Science and National Technical Institute for the Deaf to develop up to 10 supplemental online learning tools that may help deaf and hard-of-hearing students better understand statistics concepts by integrating visual representations of complex concepts with signed explanations, voice and captioning....Read More »
A recent study raises questions about why women are less likely than men to earn tenure. Read the Inside Higher Ed article here.
October 17-19, 2014
Gould Hotel and Seneca Falls Community Center
Seneca Falls, NY
This session introduces participants to a process of Appreciative Inquiry currently underway at Rochester Institute of Technology’s College of Liberal Arts. Appreciative Inquiry is a strength-based approach that builds on positive psychology as well as social construction of language. R...
WOMEN ARE TOLD TO LEAN IN, BUT HAVING THE TIME TO LEAN BACK MIGHT BE THE TRUE TEST OF EQUALITY AND SUCCESS. Read the article here.
WiSTEE Connect was featured on Time Warner Cable News recently. The video can be found by clicking here.
Dr. Margaret Bailey was recently interviewed for a Women in STEM Knowledge Center newsletter. To read this article, please click here.
Read the University News story here.
President Destler writes about the value of the RIT NSF ADVANCE project in providing role models for women students. Read the full article here.