Diversity Fueling Excellence in Research and Innovation

Program 2013

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8:00 am - 9:00 am
Registration
9:00 am - 9:30 am
Welcome
  • Cora Marrett PhD, Acting Director, National Science Foundation (NSF), USA
Video addresses from European Leaders

9:30 am - 10:00 am
Keynote Address
  • Valerie Jarrett, Senior Advisor to President Barack Obama and Chair of the White House Council on Women and Girls, USA

10:00 am - 11:30 am

Plenary Panel: Develop a collective commitment to strengthen human capital development, research and innovation through diversity

In this session leaders of major research funding bodies will agree on a joint approach to taking specific, evidence-based actions, which can clearly benefit the quality of research and innovation, for both women and men.

Chair and Summit Overview: Wanda E. Ward PhD, Director of Office of International and Integrative Activities, National Science Foundation (NSF), USA pdf icon

  • European Commission (EC), Dominique Ristori, Director General, European Commission Directorate General Joint Research Council – video
  • National Science Foundation (NSF), Cora Marrett PhD, Acting Director
  • Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC - CRSNG), Isabelle Blain, Vice-President Research Grants and Scholarships
  • The National Council on Science and Technology of Mexico (CONACYT), Julia Taguena PhD, Director of Scientific Development pdf icon

11:30 am - 12:00 pm
Break
12:00 pm  - 1:30 pm

Plenary Panel: Develop joint policies for innovation and partnership in STEM higher education as means of widening access to knowledge

In this session leaders of National Acadamies, academia and industry will discuss the need for joint policy actions and criteria needed to boost the benefits of diverse and gender-responsive scientific and technical education and access to knowledge.

Chair: Patricia Falcone PhD, Associate Director, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, USA

  • Developing an international network to address emerging international scientific frontiers and international acadamies pdf icon
    Rita Colwell PhD, Chair of Canon US Life Sciences Inc. and Distinguished Professor, University of Maryland and Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, USA

  • Partnerships for wider access to quality higher education pdf icon
    Phyllis Wise PhD, Chancellor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA

  • Educating for standards led technology transfer pdf icon
    Rocío Cassaigne Hernández PhD, Intellectual Property Manager, CIATEQ, Mexico

  • Building Partnerships to advance the educational experience and research opportunities
    Allison B. Sekuler PhD, Associate Vice-President & Dean, Graduate Studies, Canada Research Chair in Cognitive Neuroscience, Professor of Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour (PNB), McMaster University, Associate Member, The Brain-Body Institute, Canada

1:30 pm  - 2:45 pm
Keynote Address and Lunch
  • Introduction of Speaker
    Joy Johnson
    PhD, Scientific Director of the Institute of Gender and Health (IGH), Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), Canada
  • Keynote address
    Julie Payette
    , Chief Operating Officer, Montreal Science Centre and Vice-President of Canada Lands Company; Former NASA/CSA Astronaut, Canada

2:45 pm - 4:45pm

Plenary Panel: Demonstrate evidence of how incorporating sex and gender consideration into STEM research and innovation informs policy

In this session, leading scientists will describe how consideration of gender issues in research and innovation content can improve knowledge production, application and reporting, with increased benefits for both science and science policy, such as better healthcare, better methodologies, fair recruitment, better education systems, better science evidence for women and men.

Chair: Juan Pedro Laclette PhD, Professor, National Autonomous University of Mexico, Co-Chair of the Interamerican Network of the Academies of Science at the Mexican Academy of Sciences, Mexico pdf icon

  • Improving the Efficacy of Vaccinations for Women, Men and Children and Consequences for Public Health Policies pdf icon
    Sabra Klein PhD, Assistant Professor, Molecular Microbiology and Immunology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, USA

  • The Prevalence of Science-Gender Stereotypes and its Impact on Education and Policy  pdf icon
    Brian Nosek PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Virginia, USA

  • Encouraging young women to study engineering and sciences, and enhancing the status of women in the profession  pdf icon
    Ruby Heap PhD, Professor, Department of History at the University of Ottawa, Coordinator of the University of Ottawa Women in Engineering Research Group, Canada

4:45 pm - 7:30 pm
 Evening events
  • Networking
  • Posters
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8:00 am - 8:30 am
Keynote Address
  • Introduction of Speaker
    Julia Tagüeña
    PhD, Deputy General Director of Scientific Development, The National Council on Science and Technology of Mexico (CONACYT), Mexico
  • Keynote Address
    Ana María Cetto
    PhD, Professor of the Institute of Physics, and lecturer, Faculty of Sciences, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), Mexico

8:30 am - 10:00 am

Plenary Panel: Harnessing Gender Dimensions to Address Global Scientific and Societal Challenges

The goal of this session is to demonstrate gender issues in the context of research, which has global influence on the lives of both women and men, such as transport, health, security, as well as effectiveness and efficiency of research collaboration.

Chair: Simone Buitendijk PhD, MPH, MD, Vice-rector Magnificus and member of the Board of the University of Leiden; Professor and Chair of Women’s and Family Health at the Leiden University Medical Center, Netherlands, Europe

  • Cross Boarder Research Collaboration 
    Subra Suresh PhD, President of Carnegie Mellon University, USA (former Director of the NSF) representing the Global Research Council, International

  • Patents for Humanity: Building a Better Modern World pdf icon
    Teresa Stanek Rea, Deputy Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Deputy Director of the US Patents and Trademark Office, USA

  • Why gender budgeting empowers women and can boost economic and social development pdf icon
    Janet Stotsky PhD, Adviser, Office of Budget and Planning, International Monetary Fund, International

  • Women and agricultural and nutritional knowledge pdf icon
    Amanda Galvez PhD, Professor, Department of Food and Biotechnology, National Autonomous University of Mexico, Mexico

10:00 am - 10:15 am
Break
10:15 am - 11:30 pm

Parallel Sessions: Stream 1 – Diversity in participation

In this session, speakers and discussions will focus on why it matters who participates in research and innovation; how research problems are defined and solved, how women and men communicate, address risk factors, and make decisions.


1. Equity for Excellence in Research Teams

The evidence presented in this session shows the influence of the problem solving styles of women and men when confronted with unexpected experimental findings; how collective intelligence of teams varies with the proportion of women on the team; how men and women differ in their attitudes to risk taking; and how the presence of women on company boards affects its performance.

Discussant: Kellina Craig-Henderson PhD, Deputy Division Director, Directorate for Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences, National science Foundation (NSF), USA

  • Problem Solving Strategies in the Lab of Female and Male Researchers pdf icon
    Kevin Dunbar PhD, Professor of Human Development and Quantitative Methodology and Director of Laboratory for Scientific Thinking, Reasoning, & Education, University of Maryland College Park, USA 

  • How gender balance of teams and the gender of team leaders influences team performance
    Rosalind Chow PhD, Assistant Professor of Organizational Behvior and Theory, Tepper School of Business, Carnegie Mellon University, USA

  • Promoting STEM Risk-taking by Balancing Gender pdf icon
    James P. Byrnes PhD, BS, Department Chair and Professor of Educational Psychology, College of Education, Temple University, USA

  • Performance and Women’s Performance on Boards pdf icon
    Nancy M. Carter PhD, Senior Vice President, Research, Catalyst, USA

2. Openness and Diversity in Innovation and Collective Problem Solving

Women’s participation in higher education has been growing but their creative and intellectual capital and talent have been greatly under-utilized. The speakers in this session will show evidence of how those inside and outside the formal research and innovation structures, but in particular women, can be effectively engaged and contribute successful solutions to a variety of innovation problems that the traditional approaches have not been able to solve.

Discussant: Janet Abbate PhD, Associate Professor and Co-Director of Graduate Program in STS - National Capital Region Campus, Virginia Tech, USA

  • Task and compositional factors in individual and group problem solving pdf icon
    Stephen M. Fiore PhD, Associate Professor of Cognitive Science, University of Central Florida, USA

  • Innovating Together the New Future of Electronics pdf icon
    Krunali Patel, Business Manager, Storage Products Group, Texas Instruments (TI), USA

  • Discovering Markets with the Help of Citizens pdf icon
    Martina Schraudner PhD, Head of the Department of Gender and Diversity in Organizations, Technical University Berlin, and Director of Responsible Research and Innovation Unit, Fraunhofer Gesellschaft, Germany

  • STEM Women Faculty as Entrepreneurs pdf icon
    Mary Juhas PhD, Associate Vice President, Gender Initiatives in STEMM, Office of Research, Clinical Professor, Materials Science & Engineering Co-investigator, Project CEOS (Comprehensive Equity at Ohio State), An NSF ADVANCE Program Award, Ohio State University, USA

3. Opportunities and Challenges for Women of Color in STEM and Society

The issues discussed in this session concerns the needs and the means of progressing women of color in research and innovation, and in society in general, where until now, as a group, they received much less attention in the discourse on gender issues.

Discussant: Kelly Mack PhD, PhD, Vice President for Undergraduate Science Education and Executive Director, Project Kaleidoscope, Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U), USA

  • Supporting Scholarly Careers of Underrepresented Faculty pdf icon
    Loretta Moore PhD, Loretta Moore PhD, Interim Vice President for Research and Federal Relations  & Professor, Department of Computer Science, Jackson State University, USA

  • Social Psychology Research on Women of Color in the STEM Disciplines pdf icon
    Kecia Thomas PhD, Professor of Industrial/Organizational Psychology, University of Georgia, Founding director, Center for Research and Engagement in Diversity, USA

  • Advancing American Indians in the Sciences pdf icon
    Marigold Linton PhD, Director, American Indian Outreach, University of Kansas, USA

4. Diversity in Leadership

While 50% of PhD degrees are today awarded to women, in both the USA and Europe, the scientific leadership remains predominantly male, stubbornly so. The speakers will discuss why it is critical for women to be leaders: to increase diversity of leadership styles; strengthen the scientific human capital; challenge stereotype behaviors; and make transparent what are the necessary leadership competencies.

Discussant: Grace Jinliu Wang PhD, Division Director, Industrial Innovation and Partnerships Division, Directorate of Engineering, National Science Foundation (NSF), USA

  • Enhancing performance and the position of women -- a win-win opportunity for university leaders 
    Curt Rice PhD, Professor, University of Tromsø, Norway, and Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study (NIAS), Netherlands 

  • The Creation of a Graduate Course pdf icon
    Beth M. Holloway, Director, Women in Engineering Program, Purdue University, USA 

  • Enhancing Academic Performance of Underrepresented Minority pdf icon
    Joan Y. Reede MD, MS, MPH, MBA, Dean for Diversity and Community Partnership, Harvard Medical School, USA

  • Germany Gender and Diversity in Teaching – Added Value for Science pdf icon
    Carmen Leicht-Scholten PhD, BS, Professor of “Gender and Diversity in Engineering”, Faculty of Civil Engineering, RWTH Aachen University, Germany

5. Diversity and Gatekeepers in STEM Participation

Diversity in participation in STEM, as researchers and subjects of research, is crucial to establishing the same opportunities for women and men, across all social and ethnic groups, to contribute to and benefit from science knowledge. The speakers will discuss how gatekeepers can become agents of change.

Discussant: Carla Fehr PhD, Associate Professor, (Wolfe Chair in Scientific and Technological Literacy), Department of Philosophy, University of Waterloo, Canada

  • Changing faculty gender bias pdf icon
    Jo Handelsman PhD, Howard Hughes Medical Institute Professor and Frederick Phineas Rose Professor in the Department of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology, Yale University, USA

  • Platforms for Engineering Global Development pdf icon
    Madiha El Mehelmy Kotb, President, The American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Canada/USA

  • Gatekeepers in Recruiting and Organizational Solutions pdf icon
    Brian Rubineau PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Organizational Behavior, School of Industrial and Labor Relations, Cornell University, USA

  • Survey of Science Editors’ Policies on Standards for Reporting Gender pdf icon
    Shirin Heidari PhD, Executive Editor, Journal of the International AIDS Society and Member of Council and Chair of the Gender Policy Committee, European Association of Science Editors, Europe 

11:30 pm - 12:30 pm
Keynote Addresses and Lunch
  • Introduction of Speaker
    Elizabeth Pollitzer PhD, Director, Portia Ltd, UK
  • Keynote remarks
    Ralph Cicerone
    PhD, President, US National Academy of Sciences, and Chair, National Research Council, USA
  • The Future of the Gender Summits
    Elizabeth Pollitzer PhD, Director, Portia Ltd, UK
  • Video Remarks from Africa 
    Olive Shisana PhD, Chief Executive Officer, Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC), South Africa

12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
Break / Poster exhibition

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Parallel Roadmap development sessions

The goal of this part of the program is to build on the extensive evidence already available to jointly develop a Roadmap for action, which will set out specific milestones that can be achieved by the different stakeholder groups making up the science system.  Key points and recommendations from the individual sessions will be presented in the final Plenary Session.


1. Cultivating and Promoting Future Leaders

The Roadmap discussion in this session will focus on the practices and processes that can ensure more effective promotion and progress of women already in the system, and ready to take on leadership roles.  Speakers will provide specific examples from academia and industry how this can be achieved.

Chair: Serge Villemure, Director, Research Grants & Scholarships, Natural   Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), Canada
Rapporteur: Jennifer R. Cohen PhD, American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Fellow, Office of International & Integrative Activities, National Science Foundation (NSF), USA

  • The Value of Mentoring: Impact of Lack of Access to Mentoring for Women pdf icon
    Faye Crosby PhD, Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Provost of Cowell College, University of California at Santa Cruz, USA
  • To the Top through the Maze pdf icon
    Simone Buitendijk PhD, MPH, MD, Vice-rector Magnificus and member of the Board of the University of Leiden, Netherlands, Professor and Chair of Women’s and Family Health at the Leiden University Medical Center, Netherlands, Europe

  • Diverse Workforce Leads to Excellence pdf icon
    Ray Upton, Vice President and general manager, Americas Sales and Applications team, Texas Instruments, USA 

  • Leadership Starts Early: the Impact of Role Models pdf icon
    Tamara Franz-Odendaal PhD, Associate Professor, Mount Saint Vincent University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC - CRSNG) Atlantic Chair for Women in Science and Engineering, Canada

2. Empowering Voices of Early-Career Scientists

This session will discuss the importance of the early career stage: the decisions made here can have huge consequences for the evolution of future career direction. Understanding the science landscape, and how the science system functions, is essential to effective career development.  Support measures that make this knowledge - of opportunities and obstacles – less opaque can facilitate more informed and effective career development decisions.

Chair: Risa Sargent PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Biology, University of Ottawa, Canada
Rapporteur: Joel Kelly PhD, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of British Columbia, Canada

  • The Value and Role of Post-doctoral Periods in Shaping and Securing Sustainable Career Pathways pdf icon
    Louise Harvey PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow
, Douglas Institute Research Centre, Canada

  • Single discipline or interdisciplinary career directions: what is best and most practical at early career stage? pdf icon
    Ingrid Kuri Alonso PhD, Professor of Law and Economics, Latin American and Caribbean Law and Economics Association, Mexico

  • My pathway into an interdisciplinary research career pdf icon
    Leah Rubin PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA

  • Woman on the verge: transitioning from graduate school to the 'real world pdf icon
    Anita Melnyk PhD Candidate, University of Ottawa, Canada

  • Preparing for an academic career in Geoscience pdf icon
    Alexis K. Ault PhD, National Science Foundation (NSF) Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Geoscience, University of Arizona, USA

  • Reflections of a mid-career climate scientist pdf icon
    Kim Cobb PhD, Associate Professor, School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA

3. Integrating Gender into Research Content and Methods

The idea that science is gender neutral has been challenged by the evidence of omissions of sex/gender as a variable in study design; gender bias in research analysis; and under- or non-reporting of data analyzed by sex.  Speakers in this session will demonstrate why and how these practices should be changed to improve both quality and efficacy of research and innovation.

Chair: Julia Tagüeña PhD, Deputy General Director of Scientific Development, The National Council on Science and Technology of Mexico (CONACYT), Mexico
Rapporteur: Sarah Miller PhD, American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Fellow, Directorate for Computer & Information Science & Engineering, National Science Foundation (NSF), USA

  • Consensus on studying sex and gender differences in pain and analgesia pdf icon
    Joel D. Greenspan PhD, Professor and Chair of the Department of Neural and Pain Sciences, University of Maryland School of Dentistry, USA

  • Gendered Innovations: Tools of Sex and Gender Analysis for Research pdf icon
    Londa Schiebinger PhD, John L. Hinds Professor of History of Science, Stanford University and Director, Gendered Innovations in Science, Health & Medicine, Engineering, and Environment project, USA

  • Gender, Masculinity and Men’s Health pdf icon
    John Oliffe PhD, Professor, School of Nursing, University of British Columbia, Canada

  • Institutionalization of Gender Perspective at the University pdf icon
    Jennifer Ann Cooper PhD, Professor, Post Graduate School of Economics, National Autonomous University of Mexico, Mexico

4. Improving Career Life Balance

Science work practices and traditions are rooted in times when women were largely excluded from research and innovation and their own as well as the society’s expectations were vastly different to the realities of today. Providing women and men with the same opportunities to do scientific work and have time for family life and other commitments should be entirely possible in the 21st century.  Speakers will demonstrate how this can be done.

Chair: Elizabeth Pollitzer PhD, Director, Portia Ltd, UK, Europe
Rapporteur: Renatta Tull PhD, Associate Vice Provost for Graduate Student Development and Postdoctoral Affairs at the University of Maryland, USA

  • Career-Life Balance Initiative pdf icon
    Wanda E. Ward PhD, Director of Office of International and Integrative Activities, National Science Foundation, USA

  • Do babies Matter in Science? pdf icon
    Mary Ann Mason PhD, Professor and co-director, Center of Economics & Family Security, University of California, Berkeley, School of Law, USA

  • Supporting Academic Women in STEM: The Post-Doc Institute pdf icon
    Cynthia J. Jameson PhD, Professor Emerita of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, University of Illinois-Chicago, USA

  • Positive Climate that Encourages the Recruitment of Females in STEM pdf icon
    Nadia Ghazzali PhD, Full Professor, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Université Laval in Quebec City, Canada

5. Creating and Sustaining Networks

No scientist can work in isolation and professional networks form an essential component of how science is done today.  Speakers will demonstrate a variety of successful approaches from linking different fields and sectors to using networks as tools for professional empowerment of women and opportunities to influence attitudes to their advancement.

Chair: Sophie D’Amours PhD, Vice Rector, Research and Innovation, Université Laval, Canada
Rapporteur: David Proctor PhD, American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Fellow, Office of the Director, Office of Cyberinfrastructure, National Science Foundation (NSF), USA

  • Why Advancing Women Requires Networking pdf icon
    Patricia Rankin PhD, Associate Vice Chancellor for Research, Interim Director, Office of Contracts and Grants,  University of Colorado, Boulder, USA

  • Networking workplace leaders pdf icon
    Stephanie Watts Butler PhD, Innovation Manager, Texas Instruments, USA

  • Leveraging Network Data to Support Women STEM Faculty: Recommendations from NJIT ADVANCE pdf icon
    Nancy Steffen-Fluhr PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Humanities New Jersey Institute of Technology, Director, Murray Center for Women in Technology, USA

  • Institutionalizing ‘Networking 2.0’ pdf icon
    Betty Shanahan CAE, F.SWE, Executive Director & CEO, Society of Women Engineers (SWE), USA

6. Transforming the Role of Gender in STEM and in Communication

Both in terms of the deliverer’s and receiver’s perception, the session will explore whether women communicate differently than men, and whether the public perceives communication by men and women differently. 

Chair: Shari Graydon, Communications consultant and journalist, USA pdf icon
Rapporteur: Susan Pell PhD, American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Fellow, Office of Legislative and Public Affairs, National Science Foundation (NSF), USA

  • Gender and Race in Film and TV Content pdf icon
    Stacey Smith PhD, Associate Professor, School of Communication and Journalism, University of Southern California, USA (video)

  • Access and participation of women in the Media Industry pdf icon
    Aimée Vega Montiel PhD, Professor and the Coordinator of the foreign graduate program of Communication studies, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico

  • Cultural diversity & communications for men & women pdf icon
    Catherine Mavriplis PhD, NSERC Pratt & Whitney Canada Chair for Women in Science and Engineering and Associate Professor, Facultyof  Engineering, University of Ottawa, Canada

  • The Biases that Bind Us: How Stereotypes Constrain Women's Experience in STEM pdf icon
    Toni Schmader PhD, Canada Research Chair in Social Psychology, Professor at University of British Columbia (UBC), Canada

7. Ensuring Inclusive Excellence through Merit/Peer Review

Peer review forms the most important component of effective science knowledge making, but the fairness and efficiency of the process has been under scrutiny for some time and in particular the potential for gender bias.  Speakers will demonstrate how the peer review process as practiced in the funding of research and in publishing can avoid known gender issues and improve transparency, quality and fairness of the decisions made.

Chair: Stephen P. Meacham PhD, Senior Staff Associate, Office of International and Integrative Activities, National Science Foundation, USA pdf icon
Rapporteur: Frances Bonier PhD, Assistant Professor, Queen's University, Canada

  • Merit Review at the National Science Foundation
    Kelvin K. Droegemeier PhD, Vice President for Research, University of Oklahoma and Vice Chairman, National Science Board, USA (video)

  • European Peer Review Guide pdf icon
    Pär Omling PhD, President, European Science Foundation and vice-President, Science Europe, Europe

  • Peer review policies and practices, by funding agencies and journals pdf icon
    Isabelle Blain, Vice-President, Research Grants and Scholarships Directorate, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), Canada

  • Including Women and Minority Groups in Clinical Research pdf icon
    Elaine Sierra‐Rivera PhD, Scientific Review Officer, Center for Scientific Review, National Institutes of Health, USA

  • Epistemological Diversity and Procedural Fairness in Peer Review 
    Michèle Lamont PhD, Professor of Sociology and African and African American Studies, Robert I. Goldman Professor of European Studies, Harvard University, USA

8. Enabling Organizational Systems and Processes

Structural changes to improve established institutional practices and process, to ensure that institutions treat their female and male researches in the same way, are often needed and have been achieved in many cases, contributing to better research cultures that do not unfairly benefit the advancement of men.  Speakers will demonstrate examples of these successes, which others can follow and make such changes more widely accepted and adopted.

Chair: Elizabeth Croft PhD, Professor and NSERC Chair for Women in Science and Engineering (BC/Yukon Region), University of British Columbia, Canada
Rapporteur: Emily Grumbling PhD, American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Fellow, Office of the Director, Office of Cyberinfrastructure, National, National Science Foundation (NSF), USA

  • Recognizing and Removing Barriers: The Lessons from MIT pdf icon
    Nancy Hopkins PhD, Professor of Biology, MIT, USA

  • Changing Institutional Cultures from the Outside In: Rewarding public scholarship and cross sector collaboration pdf icon
    Nancy Cantor PhD, Chancellor, Syracuse University, USA

  • Connecting women into the provision of higher education and industrial development needs pdf icon
    Yoloxóchitl Bustamante Diez, Director General, National Polytechnic Institute (IPN), Mexico

  • Title IX and Culture Change: Advancing Gender Diversity in STEM Fields pdf icon
    Brenda R. Manuel Esq., Associate Administrator for Diversity and Equal Opportunity, NASA, USA

9. Pioneers Trailblazing the Future

The visible progress to advance women and women’s needs in science, which has been made in the last decade, was made possible in big measure by the influential actions of particular individuals working within the science system who used their leadership positions to create a vision and the right conditions to carry out actions capable of challenging established cultures and attitudes to gender roles.  These trailblazing the future pioneers are honored in this session for their influential efforts, and to encourage others to follow their lead.

Chair: Kelly Mack PhD, Vice President for Undergraduate Science Education and Executive Director, Project Kaleidoscope, Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U), USA
Rapporteur: Rosemarie Filart, MD, MPH, Medical Officer, ORWH

  • Open  Science for Agriculture and Nutrition
    Catherine E. Woteki PhD, Under Secretary, Chief Scientist, United States Department of Agriculture, USA

  • WISEST—Women in Scholarship, Engineering, Science and Technology
    Margaret Ann Armour PhD, Associate Dean (Diversity), Faculty of Science, University of Alberta, Canada

  • Establishing the first Gender and Medicine institute pdf icon
    Vera Regitz-Zagrosek MD, Director, Institute of Gender in Medicine, Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Germany, Europe

  • Organization for Women in Science for the Developing World (OWSD) pdf icon
    Mayra de la Torre PhD, full professor, Department of Food Sciences, the Centro de Investigacion en Alimentacion y Desarrollo A.C. in Sonora, Mexico

10. Creating Bridges with European Funders

Making science endeavor more sensitive and responsive to the needs and talents of both women and men requires cross-boarder and cross-institutional collaborations at a number of levels, from setting out research priorities to creating research environment that recognizes and prevents gender inequalities and biases in knowledge production, application and communication. Speakers from major European research funding bodies will discuss the progress made in Europe and the lessons learnt.  This session will help identify opportunities to create institutional bridges enabling more effective progress in the future.

Chair: Ines Sanchez Madriaga Arch., PhD, MSc, Director, Women and Science Unit, Cabinet of the Secretary of State for Researach and Innovation, Spain, Europe
Rapporteur: Anne Pépin PhD, Director, Mission for the Place of Women at CNRS, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), France, Europe

Panel of European Funders

  • European Research Council (ERC) pdf icon
    Isabelle Vernos PhD, ICREA Research Professor, Center for Genomic Regulation (CRG, Spain), Member of the European Research Council (ERC) scientific Council, Europe

  • Research Council of Norway (RCN) pdf icon
    Hans Borchgrevink MD, Special Adviser, International Staff, The Research Council Norway (RCN), Norway, Europe

  • German Research Foundation (DFG) pdf icon
    Eva Reichwein PhD, In-House Counsel, Quality Assurance and Programme Development, Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG), Germany, Europe

  • Research Councils United Kingdom (RCUK) pdf icon
    Rosie Beales, Research Careers and Diversity at Research Councils UK, Research Council UK (RCUK), UK, Europe

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Break
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Plenary Session: Gender roadmap for research and innovation systems. Addressing the needs of different stakeholders

The reports presented by Session Chairs will convey the key points and actions recommended for inclusion in the overall Roadmap, for all relevant stakeholders to use in their spheres of influence.

Chair: Kim Allen, CEO, Engineers Canada pdf icon

  • Introduction of Chair
    Bettry Shanahan CAE, F.SWE, Executive Director & CEO, Society of Women Engineers (SWE), USA
  • Reports from Roadmap Parallel Sessions + Debate  pdf icon        
    Chairs from parallel sessions, report on key conclusions arrived at in their session
  • Looking Forward
    Nancy Cantor PhD, Chancellor, Syracuse University

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9:00 am - 10:30 am

Parallel Sessions: Stream 2 – The Gender Dimension in the Research Continuum (Basic -> Applied -> Innovation -> Markets)

The goal of the sessions in this part of the program is to focus on the implications that new understandings of the gender dimension carry for research, its application, communication, and translation into technological advancements and markets.  The speakers will address these perspectives in the context of the major societal challenges of the 21st century: health, environment, climate change, food security, transport, and transport.


1. Health

Discussant: Adriana Ortiz-Ortega, National University of Mexico, Mexico

  • Sex, Gender and the Brain
    Gillian Einstein PhD, Associate Professor of Psychology and Public Health, University of Toronto, Canada 

  • New  approaches to understanding bacterial virulence and improving future management of urinary tract infections pdf icon
    Jeffrey Henderson PhD, Assistant Professor of Medicine and Molecular Microbiology, Center for Women's Infectious Diseases Research, Division of Infectious Diseases, Washington University School of Medicine, USA
  • Measuring the Health Effects for gender  pdf icon
    Susan Phillips MD, Professor, School of Medicine, Queen's University, Kingston, Canada

  • Predictability and Correlation in Human Metrology
    Don Adjeroh PhD, Professor & Graduate Coordinator of Computer Science, Department of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering, West Virginia University, USA

2. Environment

Discussant: Itzá Castañeda, Gender Adviser, International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN), Mexico

  • Radiation Exposure, Sex and the Reference Man pdf icon
    Arjun Makhijani PhD, President, Institute for Energy and Environmental Research, Maryland, USA

  • Gender, Environment and Health pdf icon
    Donna Mergler PhD, Professor Emerita, Interdisciplinary Research Centre on Biology, Health, Society and Environment, Université du Québec à Montréal, Canada

  • Impact of Oil production on the Environment in Mexico pdf icon
    Myriam Amezcua Allieri PhD, research scientist, Mexican Petroleum Institute, Mexico

3. Climate Change

Discussant: Billy M. Williams, Director, Science, American Geophysical Union, USA

  • Gender Data in Climate Change Research pdf icon
    Aaron M. McCright PhD, Associate Professor, Lyman Briggs College at Michigan State University, USA 

  • Gender-differentiated Impact of Climate Change pdf icon
    Amelia H.X Goh, Associate Knowledge Management Officer in the Environment, Social and Governance Department, International Finance Corporation (IFC), International

  • Arid land management under Gender perspective pdf icon
    Margarita Velázquez Gutierrez PhD, Director, Regional Center for Multidisciplinary Research (CRIM) of National Autonomous University of Mexico, Mexico 

4. Food Security

Discussant: Jenna Rapai, PhD Student, Individual Interdisciplinary Studies Program, University of Manitoba, Canada

  • Gender Equity in the World of Agriculture pdf icon
    Annemieke Farenhorst PhD, Professor of Soil Science, Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences, University of Manitoba, Canada

  • Maize, Sex, and Feeding the World pdf icon
    Burkhard Schulz PhD, Professor for Plant Biochemical and Molecular Genetics, department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture, Purdue University, USA

  • Relation between women’s ownership of land and their role in agricultural decision-making
    Carmen Diana Deere PhD, Distinguished Professor of Latin American Studies and Food & Resource Economics, University of Florida, USA

5. Transportation

Discussant: Graham Harrison PhD, Program Officer, International Science and Engineering, National Science Foundation (NSF), USA

  • Gender and Safety in Transportation pdf icon
    Dipan Bose PhD, Road Safety Specialist, Global Road Safety Facility (GRSF), World Bank's Transport Anchor

  • Car Crashes and Improving Safety for Women and Men
    Janet Brelin-Fornari PhD, Professor of Mechanical Engineering, and Director of the Crash Safety Center, Kettering University, USA 

  • How equitable is access to transportation options? pdf icon
    Catherine Morency PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Civil, Geological and Mining Engineering, Polytechnique Montreal, Canada

10:30 am - 11:00 am
Break
11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Parallel Sessions: Best Practice Training Workshops

In this part of the program, the sessions have been designed to provide practical examples, approaches and methods that have already been implemented and can be adopted more widely across a wide range of actions where attention to gender issues is important.


1. Integrating Gender Dimension into Medical Researcher Training

Moderator: Janine Clayton MD, Director, Office of Research on Women’s Health (ORWH),  National Institutes of Health (NIH), USA

  • How Gendered Innovations can be used for training pdf icon
    Vera Regitz-Zagrosek MD, Director, Institute of Gender in Medicine, Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Germany

  • Measuring the Health Effects of Gender pdf icon
    Susan Phillips MD, Professor, School of Medicine, Queen's University, Kingston, Canada

  • Researching sex effects in susceptibility to cancer pdf icon
    Clara Gorodezky Lauferman PhD, Professor and Director of the Department of Immunology and Immunogenetics, Instituto de Diagnostico y Referencia Epidemiologicos, México City, Mexico

  • Promoting Best Practice and Knowledge for More Gender Aware Diagnosing and Treatment pdf icon
    Phyllis E. Greenberger MSW, President and CEO, Society for Women’s Health Research, USA

  • Women’s Health Curricula and Interprofessional Collaboration across the Health Professions pdf icon
    Commander Morrisa B. Rice, MHA, Senior Public Health Analyst, Office of Women’s Health

2. New Approaches to Career Development Support for Early Stage Female Scientists

Moderator: Elizabeth Pollitzer, Director, Portia Ltd, UK

  • Best practices in mentoring pdf icon
    Stacie Geller MD, G. William Arends Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Illinois College of Medicine, Director, UIC Center for Research on Women, Director, Gender and the National Center of Excellence in Women's Health, USA

  • Work-life Integration Toolkit pdf icon
    Donna J. Dean PhD, Past President, Association for Women in Science (AWIS), USA

  • The Recruitment, Retention and Advancement of Women in STEM Fields pdf icon
    Carolyn Emerson, Project Coordinator, Canadian Coalition for Women in Science, Engineering, Trades and Technology, Canada

  • Rotation Programs pdf icon
    Stacey Del Vecchio, Manager, Caterpiller Inc., and President, Society for Women Engineers, USA

3. Making Women in the System Visible

Moderator: Abigail Forson, Assistant Director, Institute of Gender and Health (IGH), Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), Canada

  • What Works for Women At Work in STEM: Success Strategies for Navigating Careers Shaped by Implicit Bias pdf icon
    Joan C. Williams, Distinguished Professor of Law, UC Hastings Foundation Chair and Director of the Center for WorkLife Law, USA

  • The Chicago Collaboration for Women in Science Expert Portal pdf icon
    Holly Falk-Krzesinksi, Vice President of Global Academic and Research Relations, Elsevier, USA

  • Actua National Girls Program - Engaging Girls: The importance of all-girls programs in STEM pdf icon
    Virginia Hall, Director of Operations and Research, Actua, Canada

  • Learning from Role Models and Scenarios pdf icon
    Martina Schraudner PhD, Head of the Department of Gender and Diversity in Organizations, Technical University Berlin, and Director of Responsible Research and Innovation Unit, Fraunhofer Gesellschaft, Germany, Europe

4. Methods of Supporting Career-life Balance in Institutions

Moderator: Kelly Mack PhD, Executive Director, Project Kaleidoscope, Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U), USA

  • ADVANCE Example: Methods of Supporting Career-Life Integration in Higher Education pdf icon
    Gretalyn (Gretal) Leibnitz PhD, Director, ADVANCE Implementation Mentors (AIM) Network & Assistant Director, ADVANCE at WSU Excellence in Science and Engineering (EXCELinSE) Center, Washington State University , USA

  • ADVANCE Example: Institutional Transparency in Leave Policies pdf icon
    Patrice McDermott PhD, Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs, University of Maryland, USA

  • ADVANCE Example: University of Rhode Island  pdf icon
    Barb Silver PhD, Research Coordinator, University of Rhode Island Schmidt Labor Research Center, USA

  • ADVANCE Example: National Postdoc Association pdf icon
    Cathee Johnson Phillips, Executive Director, Foothills Child Advocacy Center, Charlottesville, USA

5. Fostering Interdisciplinary Careers

Moderator: Joan Nagel MD, MPH, Medical Officer, National Institutes of Health, Office of Research on Women’s Health (ORWH)

  • Best Practices and Pearls in Interdisciplinary Mentoring from Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women’s Health Directors pdf icon
    Judy Regensteiner PhD, Professor of Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Colorado School of Medicine; Principal Investigator, NIH Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women’s Health (BIRCWH); The Judith and Joseph Wagner Chair in Women’s Health Research, Director, Center for Women’s Health Research, USA
    Jeanne-Marie Guise MD, PhD, MPH, Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Medical Informatics, and Clinical Epidemiology, Oregon Health and Science University, USA

  • Collaborative Science: Designing the Future pdf icon
    Susan Winter PhD, Lecturer and Assistant Program Director, College of Information Studies, University of Maryland, USA

  • The Emerging Field of the Science of Team Science pdf icon
    Stephen M. Fiore PhD, Associate Professor of Cognitive Science, University of Central Florida, USA

6. The NSERC Model: Chairs for Women in Science and Engineering Program

Moderator: Serge Villemure, Director, Research Grants & Scholarships, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), Canada

  • The Chair for Women in Science and Engineering Program: An Introduction pdf icon
    Céline Bérubé PhD, Team Leader, Scholarships and Fellowships, CWSE Program, Canada
  • Cultural diversity workshops for men and women in industry, emphasizing the benefits of diversity, cultural or other, in the team efforts we undertake in the science and engineering enterprise pdf icon
    Catherine Mavriplis PhD, NSERC-Pratt & Whitney Canada Chair for Women in Science and Engineering and Associate Professor, Faculty of Engineering, University of Ottawa, Canada
  • Including First Nations histories and time-honoured traditions in university science and engineering training as part of best practices for recruitment and retention pdf icon
    Annemieke Farenhorst PhD, Chair for Women and Science and Engineering and Professor, Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences, University of Manitoba, Canada

  • Strategies to support, train and develop self-sustained practices in outreach groups, providing services and activities for a broad spectrum of audiences, ages and interests pdf icon
    Elizabeth Croft PhD, Professor and NSERC Chair for Women in Science and Engineering (BC/Yukon Region) and Professor, Faculty of Engineering, University of British Columbia, Canada

  • Strategies to enable girls in junior and senior high school to meet and interact with roles models, to expand their limited view of the science fields and to experience hands-on and fun activities pdf icon
    Tamara Franz-Odendaal PhD, Associate Professor, Mount Saint Vincent University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC - CRSNG) Atlantic Chair for Women in Science and Engineering, Canada

12:30 pm - 13:30 pm
Working Lunch

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