March is National Women's History Month and the theme for 2013 is "Women Inspiring Innovations through Imagination," honoring women in the STEM fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.
For the past eighteen years, Seton Hall University has celebrated Women's History Month with a conference that provides the University community with an opportunity to engage in informed dialogue on women's issues. This year's conference, to be held on Friday, March 22, 2013, will include several new features: a breakfast, a panel of speakers addressing the conference theme, and two workshop sessions. Within each session, attendees will be able to select from workshops that relate to the national theme and focus on varying topics.
This year's conference theme, "Women Inspiring Innovations through Imagination," recognizes women's struggles and achievements in the areas of science, technology, engineering, and math, fields historically dominated by men. In the morning panel presentation, women working in these areas will discuss their personal experiences, the current status of women in their field, as well as the challenges women continue to face. The panelists will then be featured in the first session of workshops, presenting on their work in their area of expertise. The second session of workshops will also feature presentations related to the conference theme. Finally, the conference will end with a light lunch and the Service Learning Projects.
For this year's conference, we are soliciting two types of proposals:
- Panelist plus Workshop Session – for this option, indicate on the proposal form your interest in being a panelist and what you would contribute, as well as an overview of your proposed workshop topic. Co-presenters for both the panel and workshop session are also invited.
- Workshop Session only
For the panel, we will be looking for representation from a variety of fields and relevance to the conference theme. Panelists must also be available for both the panel and the workshop session. Applicants not selected for the panel will still have their proposal considered for a workshop session.
If you are interested in presenting a session at the 2013 conference, complete the session proposal form. Proposals are due no later than Monday, Feb 4.
Please share this announcement with others you think may be interested.
Additional elements of the conference and month-long celebration include:
Selection of the University’s "Woman of the Year"
Selection of a female undergraduate and graduate student for the “On the Shoulders We Stand” Award
- Community service project
- The Women's Appreciation Dinner
Look for more conference details in the coming weeks.
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