Women in STEM Symposium

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Event Date

Multipurpose room, Student Community Center

10:00am to 12:00pm – Panel discussion
12:00-1:00pm – Networking lunch

Deciding which career path to follow? Thinking about academic jobs in fields like science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) and the perception of not being able to succeed in these academic positions can be intimidating and overwhelming. The Women in STEM symposium will be a platform for graduate students and postdocs to meet with female STEM leaders from UC Davis and UC Berkeley. Panelists will discuss their professional and personal experiences in confronting the gender disparity in STEM. We encourage graduate students and postdocs to attend and network with these professionals and learn of resources that lead to their success.

Panelists include:

  • Colleen Clancy, Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Personnel and Professor in the Department of Pharmacology, School of Medicine
  • Gitta Coaker, Professor and Graduate Program Chair in the Department of Plant Pathology
  • Pamela Ronald, Distinguished Professor in the Department of Plant Pathology and the Genome Center and Faculty Director of the UC Davis Institute for Food and Agricultural Literacy
  • Peggy Lemaux, Cooperative Extension Specialist in the Department of Plant and Microbial Biology at UC Berkeley, and principal investigator for UC Berkeley’s CLEAR (Communication, Literacy, and Education for Agricultural Research) project
  • Siobhan Brady, Associate Professor in the Department of Plant Biology, and Howard Hughes Medical Institute Faculty Scholar 
  • Tracy Richmond-McKnight, Director Tobacco-Related Disease Research Program, University of California, Office of the President

  • Additional Panelists TBA

Register here

Questions? Contact Tania Toruño, PFTF Fellow, ttoruno@ucdavis.edu

Sponsors:  GradPathways, Professors for the Future, and the Department of Plant Pathology