Magazine article ASEE Prism

Opening More Doors

Magazine article ASEE Prism

Opening More Doors

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The University of Wisconsin-Madison is working to create a "living laboratory" for gender equity in the areas of engineering and science. They aren't going to be growing women in petri dishes-but thanks to a new $3.75 million National Science Foundation grant, the College of Engineering will be able to create a Women in Science and Engineering Leadership Institute (WISELI).

This institute will be developed to "coordinate activities and research on getting more women recruited, retained, and advanced in academic science and engineering," said Molly Carnes, professor of medicine at UW and director of the UW Center for Women's Health.

Among the planned programs and services are leadership development for women faculty and staff, endowed professorships for women in science, and grants to help women manage junctures where careers and family conflict. …

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