(image) Sewp Logo

Agenda: 2005 Jan 14 - 15

Link to PDF agenda

(revised Agenda - January 25)

 

DIVERSIFYING THE SCIENCE & ENGINEERING WORKFORCE:

WOMEN, UNDERREPRESENTED MINORITIES, AND THEIR S&E CAREERS

 

The Science and Engineering Workforce Project

of the National Bureau of Economic Research

 

Sponsored by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation

January 14-15, 2005

Richard B. Freeman and Daniel L. Goroff: Organizers 

 

The National Bureau of Economic Research

1050 Massachusetts Avenue, 3rd floor, Cambridge, MA

 

Purpose:   Women and underrepresented minorities have increased their share of S&E degrees in the past two decades.  What forces have facilitated/impeded this process?  How has the labor market adjusted?  What challenges do women and underrepresented groups face in the S&E job market and how can these be alleviated?  What programs and policies can further the process of diversifying the science workforce?

 

FRIDAY, JANUARY 14 (Shuttle buses depart Sonesta Hotel, 5 Cambridge Pkway at 8:00am & 8:20am)

Breakfast:  8:15am (NBER, 1050 Mass. Ave, go to 3rd floor receptionist, then proceed to 2nd fl conf.room)

 

Opening Statement

 

 

 

 

8:45am

Richard B. Freeman, Greetings

 

 

 

Panel 1: Introduction: The Current Situation

 

 

 

 

9:00–10:30am

Richard B. Freeman, Tanwin Chang, Hanley Chiang; Harvard University and NBER

“Recent Progress in S&E Developments”

 

 

 

Presentation [ppt]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mary Frase, NSF

“Highlights of the NSF Women and Minorities Report”

 

 

 

Presentation [ppt]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Denice D. Denton, University of Washington

“ Diversifying Science and Engineering”

 

 

Bio

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Break:  10:30am

 

 

 

Panel 2: Research University Experiences

 

Chair and first discussant: Daniel L. Goroff, Harvard University and SEWP

 

 

 

 

10:45am-12:15pm

Barbara J. Grosz, Harvard

“Women in Science and Engineering at Harvard”

 

 

Bio [pdf]

Presentation [pdf]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nancy Hopkins, MIT

“Women in Science and Engineering at MIT”

 

 

Bio [doc]

 

Rec.Reading 1 [pdf]

 Rec.Reading 2

 Rec.Reading 3

 

 

 

 

 

Linda Hamilton Krieger, UC Berkeley

“Women in Science: Equal Employment and Educational Opportunity Law”

 

 

Bio [doc]

Presentation [ppt]

Rec.Reading 1 [pdf]

 

 

 

 

 

 

12:15

 

Linda Hamilton Krieger, UC Berkeley

Implicit Bias & the Female/Science Disassociation

 

 

Bio [doc]

 

Rec.Read1 [pdf]

Rec.Read2 [pdf]

Rec.Read3 [doc]

Rec.Read4 [pdf]

Rec.Read5 [pdf]

 

 

 

 

 

Lunch:  12:30 pm

 

 

Lawrence Summers, President, Harvard University

“Faculty Diversity: Research Agenda” Transcript

 

 

 

 

 

Shirley Malcom, American Association for the Advancement of Science

"Standing Our Ground in the Post-Michigan Era”

 

 

Bio [pdf]

 

Rec.Reading 1

 

 

 

 

 

 

Panel 3:  Psychological and Sociological Aspects of Occupation Choice

 

Chair and first discussant: Paula Stephan, Georgia State University and SEWP

 

 

 

 

2:00-3:30pm

Catherine D. Good, Columbia University

“Closing Achievement Gaps”

 

 

 

Presentation [ppt]

Rec.Reading 1 [pdf]

Rec.Reading 2 [pdf]

Rec.Reading 3 [pdf]

 

 

 

 

 

Daniel B. Berch, National Institutes of Health

“Quantitative and Scientific Reasoning: Perspectives from Cognitive Science”

 

 

Bio

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yu Xie, University of Michigan and Kimberlee Shauman, Univ of California, Davis

“Sociological Aspects of S&E Career Participation”

 

 

Bio (Xie)

 

Presentation [ppt]

 

Rec.Reading 1

 

 

 

 

 

Bio [pdf] (Shauman)

 

 

 

 

Break:  3:30

 

 

 

Panel 4:  Learning from Successful Programs

 

 

 

Chair and first discussant:  Geoff Davis, Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society

 

 

 

 

3:45-5:30pm

Sue Rosser, Georgia Institute of Technology

“POWRE and ADVANCE Programs for Women”

 

 

Bio [doc]

Presentation [ppt]

Rec.Reading 1 [pdf]

Rec.Reading2 [pdf]

Rec.Reading 3 [doc] 

 

 

 

 

 

David Manderscheid, University of Iowa

“Minorities in the Iowa Mathematics PhD Program”

 

 

Bio [pdf]

Presentation [ppt]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sheila Tobias, Sloan Foundation, Science Masters Initiative

“The Newest Master's: Professional Studies in the Sciences and Mathematics”

 

 

Bio [doc]

 

Rec.Reading1

Rec.Reading 2 [doc]

Rec.Reading3 [xls]

 

 

 

 

 

Wanda E. Ward, NSF

“Optimizing America's Scientific Talent: Opening Doors to Success and Broadening Participation in Science and Engineering Careers

 

 

 

 

Rec.Reading1

 

 

 

 

 

 

Break:  5:30pm

Informal Reception: 6:00pm - The Harvard Faculty Club, 20 Quincy Street, Cambridge

Dinner:  6:30pm  (after dinner, shuttle buses will return to Sonesta Hotel at 8:45pm and ~9:10pm)

 

 

 

 

Chairperson: Nila Bhakuni, Harvard University

 

 

 

 

 

Jaline Gerardin, Harvard University and Saundra Quinlan, MIT and National Society of Black Engineers

“ Science and Diversity: Student Views”

 

 

 

 

 

Anne C. Petersen, WK Kellogg Foundation

“Hybrid Vigor:  Strengthening the Science and Engineering Workforces with Women and Underrepresented Minorities”

 

 

Bio [doc]

Presentation [ppt]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SATURDAY, January 15 (Shuttle buses depart Sonesta Hotel, 5 Cambridge Pkway at 7:45am & 8:15am)

Breakfast:  8:00am (NBER, 1050 Mass. Ave, entry instructions will be posted in the street level foyer)

 

 

 

Panel 5:  Academic Employment Issues

 

Chair and first discussant: Charles Brown, University of Michigan and NBER

 

 

 

 

8:30-10:15am

Catherine Weinberger, UC Santa Barbara

“Is the Science and Engineering Workforce Drawn from the Far Upper Tail of the Math Ability Distribution?”

 

 

 

Presentation [pdf]

Presentation [ppt]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Donna J. Nelson, University of Oklahoma

“National Analysis of Science and Engineering Diversity at Research Universities”

 

 

 

 

Rec.Reading 1 [pdf] 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cathy Trower, Harvard University

“Portrait of an Intractable Problem”

 

 

Bio [pdf]

Presention [ppt]

 Rec.Reading 1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ronald Oaxaca, University of Arizona

“Faculty Salary Determination at a Research I University”

 

 

Bio [pdf]

 

Rec.Reading 1 [pdf]

 

 

 

 

 

Break:  10:15am

 

 

 

Panel 6:  Non-Academic Employment Issues

 

Chair and first discussant: Sarah Turner, University of Virginia and NBER

 

 

 

 

10:30-12:15am

Kristen Roby, Microsoft

“Recruiting Scientists and Engineers”

 

 

Bio [pdf]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

William Berry, U.S. Department of Defense

“National Security Needs for Scientists and Engineers”

 

 

Bio [pdf]

Presentation [ppt]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kjersten Bunker Whittington, Stanford University

“Employment Sectors as Opportunity Structures: The Effects of Location on Male and Female Commercial Dissemination”

 

 

Bio [pdf]

 

Rec.Reading 1 [pdf]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sharon Levin, U of Missouri, St. Louis, and Paula Stephan, Georgia State University

“Leaving Careers in IT: Differences in Retention by Gender and Minority”

 

 

Bio (Levin) [pdf]

Presentation [ppt]

Presentation [pdf]

 

Rec.Reading 1

 

 

 

 

 

Bio (Stephan)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lunch: 12:15pm

 

 

David Goldston, House Committee on Science

“Congressional Viewpoints on S&E Representation”

 

 

Bio [pdf]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adjourn:  2:00pm