[EDEQUITY Dialogue] Women and Girls in Science

From: owner-edequity@phoenix.edc.org
Date: Mon Nov 13 2000 - 12:55:07 EST

Welcome to Dialogue with the Experts, the WEEA Equity Resource
Center's series of focused discussions on EdEquity. Today we begin our
dialogue on Women and Girls in Science: Continuing the Discussion. We have
an outstanding panel to lead this event moderated by Gay Gordon of the
Math and Science Consortium. They will discuss different experiences,
perspectives, and agendas
on examing and changing the way that science is carried out and taught in
our education systems as well as how these changes will improve the
for girls and women in science. During the discussion, we would like
participants to review the summary document of last year's dialogue
Women and Girls in Science: Who Are They? Where Are They? found on our
(http://www.edc.org/WomensEquity highlights. We invite you to ask
questions, comment on
the document and panelists' statements, and share your experiences and
resources-all with the
goal of improving the status of women and girls in the science field.

We are please to welcome:

   Gay Gordon, Facilitator, Eisenhower Math and Science Consortium

   Monira Hossain, Associate Professor, Bangladesh Open University

   Jayshree Mehta, Once and Future Action Network

   Cristine Min Wotipka, Doctoral Candidate, Stanford University

   Cerise Roth-Vinson, Program Director, CyberSisters

   Linda Samuels, Author, "Girls Can Succeed in Science"

   Mary Thompson, Author, "The Scientist Within You"

As moderator for the listserver, I would like to remind you of a few
guidelines for EdEquity Dialogue.

Each panelist's opening statement will be sent in a separate e-mail
message. To respond, simply hit "reply" to any of these messages and your
comments/questions will be distributed to the panelists and the
EdEquity list as usual. Messages will be posted throughout the day from
today through Friday, November 17. Final comments will be posted on
Friday, November 17 at 4 p.m. U.S. Eastern Time and the dialogue will
officially close at 5 p.m.

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previous experience that some have subscribed to our list simply to disrupt
the discussion. Please be aware of this as you respond to messages.
Usually the best strategy is to ignore inflammatory, anti-equity

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Finally, let me remind you that until the end of the day on Friday,
November 17, we will post only messages about Women and Girls in Science:
Continuing the Discussion. We will resume posting other EdEquity messages
on Monday, November 20.

We look forward to your participation.

Hilandia Rendon
EdEquity Moderator

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