First Annual Women in STEM Research Symposium, Saturday, April 18
Men and women are invited to attend this FREE, full-day professional conference with undergraduate and graduate poster and oral sessions, a plenary presentation given by Dr. Claudia Rawn (Director, UTK Center for Materials Processing), a question and answer panel of STEM faculty and staff from the university, Oak Ridge National Lab, and local industry, AND a STEM Student Org Expo.
ABSTRACT DEADLINE EXTENDED! Poster and oral abstracts now due FRIDAY, APRIL 3RD by 5 PM!
Each fall, the Commission for Women selects several issues upon which to place particular focus during the coming academic year. For the academic year 2014-15, the Commission will:
- Review and revise its bylaws
- Expand its advocacy work and improve communications
- Advocate for improved work-life balance for faculty, staff, and graduate students
- Review and recommend revisions to parental leave information and policies for faculty, staff, and graduate students
- Advocate for the establishment of equitable, clearly designated physical spaces in both new construction and major building renovations to address privacy concerns for women and transgender persons, including:
- Gender neutral/family bathrooms
- Lactation rooms for faculty, staff, and students
- Revise and review the current faculty/staff-student relationship policy
- Review and comment upon UT’s new sexual misconduct and relationship violence reporting guidelines
- Recruit new members