Title

Mentoring Strategies To Recruit and Advance Women in Science and Engineering

ACS Citation

Karukstis, K. K.; Gourley, B. L.; Wright, L. L.; Rossi, M. Mentoring Strategies To Recruit and Advance Women in Science and Engineering. J. Chem. Educ. 2010, 87, 355-356.

Abstract

Supporting faculty with professional development resources at all career stages is vital to the success of faculty members, their students, and academic institutions. In science and engineering fields where women are underrepresented, practices that promote career advancement, such as formal and informal mentoring programs, can be effective in both increasing the visibility and numbers of senior women and also encouraging female students to pursue technical majors and careers. A symposium at the March 2010 National Meeting of the American Chemical Society will feature an array of successful mechanisms for enhancing the leadership, visibility, and recognition of women faculty members using various mentoring strategies. Supporting faculty with professional development resources at all career stages is vital to the success of faculty members, their students, and academic institutions. In science and engineering fields where women are underrepresented, practices that promote career advancement, such as formal and informal mentoring programs, can be effective in both increasing the visibility and numbers of senior women and also encouraging female students to pursue technical majors and careers. A symposium at the March 2010 National Meeting of the American Chemical Society will feature an array of successful mechanisms for enhancing the leadership, visibility, and recognition of women faculty members using various mentoring strategies.

Source Name

Journal of Chemical Education

Publication Date

1-1-2010

Volume

87

Issue

4

Page(s)

5521-5523

Document Type

Citation

Citation Type

Article