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Nancy Steffen-Fluhr, PhD, associate professor in the department of humanities and director of the Murray Center for Women in Technology, addressed the third annual international Gender Summit (GS3NA) on Nov. 14 in Washington, D.C.  >>
Historian Alison Lefkovitz, PhD, whose research interests cover law, gender, and the political economy, has been appointed an assistant professor to the faculty of NJIT's College of Science and Liberal Arts in the Federated Department of History.  >>
Long before Facebook introduced its hot new Social Graph app, researchers in the ADVANCE project at NJIT were pioneering the use of social network mapping to help women scientists and engineers supercharge their careers. >>
"Sex, Lies, and Video Games: The Truth About Females and Computing" with Maria M. Klawe, PhD, professor of computer science and dean of the School of Engineering at Princeton University, will be videocast to NJIT on March 1, 12 noon-1:15 p.m., GITC 1400. >>
NJIT will host the all-day New Jersey Project Conference “Multicultural Perspectives on Science and Technology: Why Race, Class, and Gender Matter” on April 8, 2005 in the Campus Center. Sue V. Rosser (at left), dean of the Ivan Allen College at Georgia Institute of Technology, will be the keynote speaker. Participants must register in advance and there is a small fee. For more information, call 973-720-2296. >>
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More than 100 post-fourth through eighth-grade girls will be offered the opportunity to overcome the gender gap in math, science and technology through an intensive, four-week summer program organized by NJIT's Center for Pre-College Programs. The Women in Engineering and Technology Initiative-FEMME program, which runs from July 6 through August 5, 2004, combines the fun of hands-on discovery with learning about the basic principles of engineering and encourages girls to choose careers in scientific and technological fields in which women are traditionally underrepresented. >>
The FEMME program (Women in Engineering and Technology Initiative) helps girls overcome the gender gap in math, science and engineering. Elementary school girls perform as well as boys in math and science, yet fall behind them during middle school and high school. To redress that imbalance, 120 girls – fourth through eighth graders – will come to New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) campus to study aeronautical, biomedical and mechanical engineering. >>