Dialogue with the Experts
Women and Girls in Science: Who are they? Where are they?
For the next in our quarterly series of topical discussions, a distinguished
international panel of experts will participate in a thought provoking e-mail
discussion on girls and women in the sciences. The discussion will take place
from Tuesday, November 30 to Friday, December 3. The experts are:
* Sophia Huyer, Women in Global Science and Technology (WIGSAT).
* Jasna Javanovic, Assistant Professor, Human and Community Development
Department and the Women's Studies Program, University of Illinois-Urbana.
* Mary Susan Lindee, Acting Graduate Chair, Department of History and Sociology
of Science, University of Pennsylvania.
* Jayshree Mehta, President, Once and Future Action Network.
* Londa Schiebinger, Author, Has Feminism Changed Science?
* Mary Thompson, Author, Scientist Within You.
* Gay Gordon - Facilitator.
Eisenhower National Clearinghouse for Math and Science.
To focus attention on this discussion, only messages related to the "Dialogue on
Women and Girls in Science" will be posted to EDEQUITY from November 30 to
December 3. Posting of all other messages will resume on Monday, December 6
The Dialogue will begin with an opening statement from each of the panelists
posted to the list by 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday November 30, 1999. You are encouraged
to react, comment, and ask questions. Please note that for this dialogue, you
can send in questions before hand to the EDEQUITY administrator edequity-
firstname.lastname@example.org and we will forward it to the panelists for their response
during the dialogue. Responses will be posted throughout the four days. At 4
p.m. on Friday, December 3, the panelists will post their closing statements.
The Dialogue will officially be ended at 5 p.m.
Invite Your Colleagues to Log On to EDEQUITY
Please invite others who you think might be interested to join us by sending an
e-mail to e-mail to email@example.com. The subject must be left blank. The body of
the message should read: subscribe edequity (no quotation marks or other
punctuation). Anyone who would like to follow the discussion without subscribing
to the list will find it on the Internet at <www.edc.org/WomensEquity>. They
can click on the discussion list selection, and then on "guest privileges."
If you can post a flier about the discussion in your school or organization, e-
mail Paula Fleming, WEEA's marketing communications director, at WEEACTR@edc.org
or call (800) 225-3088; TTY (800) 354-6798.
We look forward to your participation in the Dialogue.
Susan J. Smith
WEEA Equity Resource Center at EDC
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