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Annual Report Magazine 2005

Annual Report Magazine 2004

Annual Report Magazine 2003

Annual Report Magazine 2002


Student/Faculty Interaction Workshop
January 12, 2006, noon -1:30 p.m.
Student Success Center, Presidentís Suites C & D
Dr. Gail Disabatino, GT Dean of Students
Kate Wasch, GT Legal Affairs
Jill Barber, Assistant Director, GT Counseling Center (presentation)
Pearl Alexander, Director of GT Diversity Management at Georgia Tech.

2006 WST Distinguished Lecturer
January 19, 2006  4:00pm-6:00pm
B. Moore Student Success Center, Clary Theater
Dr. Yu Xie, Otis Dudley Duncan Professor of Sociology and Statistics, University of Michigan - "Women, Family, and Pathways of Science/Engineering Careers" 

Career Planning Workshop - (view photos)
January 26, 2006 11:00am-1:00pm
B. Moore Student Success Ctr., President's Ste. B
Facilitator: Jane Ammons, ADVANCE Professor and Assoc. Dean, CoE

Grants Workshop
February 9, 2006 12:00pm-1:30pm
Gordy Room, Wardlaw
Panel: Charles Liotta, Jilda Garton, Michelle Clark Powell
Facilitator: Sue Rosser

Institutionalizing ADVANCE: Town Hall for Women's Awareness Month
March 2, 2006, 3:30-5pm
Clary Theatre, Student Success Center
Featuring the ADVANCE team

2006 ADVANCE Conference
Presentation by Jean-Lou Chameau
Presentation by Mary Fox
March 10, 2006, GLCC
12:00pm-1:45pm Lunch PI report, Research outcomes
2:00pm-4:00pm   Chairs' Meeting, Career Coaching, Sessions ADEPT
(please see descriptions below)

  • Retention/Promotion Discussion/strategies: GT School Chairs' Meeting
    School Chairs and Deans only
  • Career Coaching: Senior Faculty Coaching for Junior Faculty
    All Faculty
  • ADEPT; Family-Friendly Initiatives: Hands-on ADEPT tool demonstration
    All Faculty
4:00pm-6:00pm   Reception (Faculty and GT administrators)

COACh Negotiation Workshop
Suggested reading from COACh facilitators
March 13, 2006 8:00am-5:00pm
Technology Square Research Building, Banquet Room 134
Nancy Houfek and Lee Warren, COACh facilitators

Panel of Successful Women at GA Tech
April 10, 2006 12:00pm-1:30pm
Student Success Center
Panel: Judith Curry, Cheryl Gaimon, and Bonnie Heck Ferri
Presentation by Bonnie Heck Ferri
Facilitator: Mei-Yin Chou

To sign up for activities and workshops, please RSVP to

Other News

Breaking Down Gender Barriers: New Book Looks at Roadblocks Impeding Women Scientists & Engineers —Whether they’re at large research institutions or small colleges, balancing work and family remains the top challenge for women scientists and engineers in academia, reports Sue V. Rosser, dean of Georgia Tech’s Ivan Allen College.

No Regrets: New Study Shows How African-American Ph.D. Chemists Overcame Discrimination to Build Careers —A national study of career experiences among African-American Ph.D. chemists shows how these scientists dealt with discriminatory practices and attitudes to build careers in academia, industry and government.

Women of Color: Numbers Are Low and Not Increasing, but Hope Rests in New Strategies for Improvement —The numbers of women of color on academic faculties in the United States are very small and not increasing. There are even fewer such professors in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields.

Sue Rosser (IAC) has been re-elected to the National Board of AWIS (Association for Women in Science) as Councilor. She will be honored as an AWIS Fellow at the AAAS Meeting in Denver in February for significant contributions to the mission of AWIS by promoting women in science through scholarship, leadership, education, and advocacy.

Georgia Tech Campus Nursing Moms Program

• Professor Mei-Yin Chou has been elected to Fellowship in the American Physical Society in 2002 "for seminal contributions to the development and application of electronic structure techniques, applied successfully to studies of structural and electronic properties of materials." Election to Fellowship in the American Physical Society is limited to no more than one half of one percent of the membership

The University of Michigan's ADVANCE Program has released a final report on the results of a survey on the academic climate for women scientists and engineers at their institution. Click here to view the report on their website.

Mei-Yin Chou, NSF ADVANCE Professor of Physics, has been awarded a $2.8 million NSF/ITR award, "Modeling and Simulations of Quantum Phenomena in Semiconductor Structures of Reduced Dimensions." Dr. Chou is the lead PI for this award, which is funded for five years.

Mary Frank Fox, NSF ADVANCE Professor of Sociology, is recipient of the WEPAN (Women in Engineering Programs) Betty Vetter Award for Research. Recognizing notable achievement in research on women in engineering, Dr. Fox was selected for her 20+ years of research focused on the study of women in science and engineering, including how institutional and organizational factors impact participation, performance, and assessment. Her seminal research has appeared in more than 40 different scholarly and scientific journals and collections, has played a key role in developing institutional policy and practice, and has had positive impacts on attracting, retaining, and developing women in the technology fields.

Sue Rosser Delivers Female-Friendly Engineering Lecture


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This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. SBE-0123532. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.

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