Meeting : Thursday, October 20, 2011 in Blacksburg.
- Please make reservations by
5:00 pm, Monday October 17, 2011.
See details below.
- P.E. continuing education credit hours
presentation from Dr. Pendleton's talk
If You Build It, They
Will Come? Why Women Tend to Avoid
Certain Engineering Disciplines and Work Environments
Leslie K. Pendleton, Ph.D.
Director, Student Services
The Bradley Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Affiliate Faculty, Women's and Gender Studies
federal equal opportunity and Title IX legislation, K-12
and collegiate support programs, and professional affinity
groups, for example, IEEE Women in Engineering (WIE),
certain engineering disciplines and work environments
continue to present particular obstacles and challenges
for women. This presentation will address the multifaceted
reasons and circumstances that continue to deter women
from full participation as Electrical and Computer Engineers.
Relevant research, professional and ethical issues, contemporary
case studies, and recommendations for inclusion will be
Pendleton has 22 years of teaching, advising, research,
service/outreach, and administrative experience in various
capacities within the College of Engineering at Virginia
Tech. For the last 13 years, she has been an Affiliate
Faculty in Women's and Gender Studies. Her research has
focused primarily on women's persistence in engineering,
for example, the impact of cooperative education and internships
on academic, work, and career self-efficacy. She is an
active member of the American Society for Engineering
Education (ASEE). She has received the Dean's Award for
Excellence in Teaching, the Provost's Award for Excellence
in Advising, and the Award for Excellence in Career Advising.
Thursday,October 20, 2011
Social: 6:30 PM
Dinner: 7:00 PM
Talk: 8:00 PM
Cost: Members & Guests $20.00, Students $10.00
900 Prices Fork Road
Blacksburg, VA 24060
click on the link above for map and directions.
Please contact Joe Hartwell (email@example.com)
or Dave Livingston (firstname.lastname@example.org, 540-464-7545)
to make reservations by 5 PM, Monday, October 17, 2011
and specify the number of attendees.
Continuing Education Credit Hours
One continuing education credit hour will be awarded for
attendees of this presentation.