Strategies for Recruitment, Retention, Mentoring of Women in STEM: US-German Perspectives
• Lehigh University
• University of Cologne

A thorough understanding of the complexities of recruitment, retention, and mentoring of women in STEM needs to be grounded in empirical research and best practices. How do social scientists, university administrators, and state officials work together to assess employment practices on campus? Which strategies can help to implement improved decision-making processes on issues such as hiring, tenure, and promotion? To what extent do German and US American research universities support the evolution towards a better campus climate?

Featured Speakers

Dr. Anja Steinbeck (Keynote) Professor, Law; Pro-Rector for Planning, Finances and Gender, University of Cologne; Judge, Higher Regional Court in Cologne

Dr. Shobha Bhatia Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering; Co-Director of the Women in Science and Engineering Initiative, Syracuse University

Dr. Jackie Krasas (Moderator) Associate Professor, Department of Sociology and Anthropology; Director of Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Lehigh University

Dr. Diane Hyland, Lehigh University

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