University of Rochester

EVENT: "Fixing the Leaky Pipeline: Why Do Smart Women Leave Undergraduate Science and Engineering Majors, and How Can We Persuade Them to Stay?"

TIME, DATE, AND PLACE: 4:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 22, in the Welles-Brown Room, located on the first floor of Rush Rhees Library on the University of Rochester’s River Campus.

ADMISSION: Free and open to the public.

September 30, 2004

Elaine Seymour, director of ethnography and evaluation research at the Center for the Advancement of Research and Teaching in the Social Sciences at the University of Colorado at Boulder, will discuss the declining numbers of women in science-related fields at 4:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 22, in the Welles-Brown Room in Rush Rhees Library on the University of Rochester’s River Campus.

Seymour’s lecture is titled “Fixing the Leaky Pipeline: Why Do Smart Women Leave Undergraduate Science and Engineering Majors, and How Can We Persuade Them to Stay?” She will discuss her book Talking about Leaving: Why Undergraduates Leave the Sciences and new findings and progress since its publication in 1997.

In 2000, Seymour received the Betty Vetter Research Award from the Women in Engineering Programs and Advocate Network for her groundbreaking research on women students’ retention in the sciences. She is currently involved in a study to establish the nature and impact of effective undergraduate research experiences.

Seymour is a visiting scholar in the Susan B. Anthony Institute for Gender and Women’s Studies at the University and also will be meeting with students. For more information, contact the Institute at (585) 275-8318.




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