Save The Date! “Exploring the Influence of Gender in Science and the Environment”

“Gender in Global Water Issues: The Nexus of Women, Water, and Environmental Governance”
Presenters: Dr. Ruth Alexander, Dr. Suzanne Kent, Dr. Ellen Wohl and Dr. Michele Koons
Thursday, November 13, 2014 | 6-7p.m. |
Avogadro’s Number, 605 S Mason St., Fort Collins, CO

WPEposterNOV2014-1The Global Women Scholars Network speaker series brings together water scientists, historical anthropologists, gender researchers, and international development activists to share information on the issues addressing national and global water systems in relation to women. The panel features: Professor Ellen Wohl, who will speak on the importance and flow of water resources particularly during climate change;  Professor Ruth Alexander, who will speak on how water resources have shaped women’s quality of life, civic engagement and research in the US; and Professor Suzanne Kent, who will round out the discussion with a global perspective on drought and water management in Central America. Finally, it is our pleasure to introduce Dr. Michele Koons, Curator of Archaeology at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science who will speak to her work on ancient irrigation systems within South America.

Gender in Professional Arenas: Striking a Balance for Success in Scientific Careers.”
Presenters: Gillian Bowser, Emily Fischer, Sara Rathburn, and Paula Cushing
November 6th | 5-6:30 |
Avogadro’s Number, 605 S Mason St., Fort Collins, CO

The Graduate Women in Science, Northern Colorado Chapter is pleased to bring together successful women in their fields to discuss the balance within their professional careers. The panel features Dr. Gillian Bowser, of CSU’s Department of Ecosystem Science and Sustainability and the Global Women’s Scholars Network, Dr. Emily Fischer of CSU’s Department of Atmospheric Sciences, Dr. Sara Rathburn of CSU’s Department of Geosciences, and Dr. Paula Cushing, Curator of Invertebrate Zoology at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science.

Sponsor include the National Science Foundation; The School of Global and Environmental Sustainability; The Center for Women’s Studies and Gender Research; Ripple Effect Initiative; Graduate Women in Science; and the Global Women Scholars Network as part of the Women, Population, and the Environment Speaker Series.

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About globalwomenscholars

The Global Research Network on Women and Sustainability is designed to generate collaborative research proposals through a series of workshops and peer mentoring between women from national and international institutions. Our goal is to increase women in the sciences through generating collaborative research proposals on environmental sustainability that both provides a gender perspective for issues associated with sustainability, while also creating a supportive network of women scholars by pairing institutions and expertise. Through a distributed network approach where core universities are international influence nodes, we will test networking and cross-cultural mentoring methods for enhancing women’s scholarship. GWSN is funded by the National Science Foundation under grant #OCI-1140182.

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