The purpose of this series is to encourage tenure-track women faculty members in partner departments to make the professional connections with leaders in their research area. Participation in this initiative accelerates the development of networks for the new faculty members, include women in decision-making roles, and create links between women faculty and disciplinary leaders.
For post-doctoral fellows, KAWSE organizes bi-weekly brown-bag luncheons. These events provide opportunities for networking with other postdoctoral fellows, faculty, and administrators committed to enriching the lives of women in STEM disciplines as well as professional development. Upcoming guest speakers include the Senior Vice Provost for Academic Affairs, the Associate Dean of Research in the College of Arts and Sciences, and the Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Programs in the College of Engineering.
Informal gatherings are held at the beginning and end of each semester at the Manhattan Country Club. The purpose is to meet and make connections with others who are committed to retaining women in STEM disciplines. Watch for announcements of these events on the ADVANCE listserv.
Informal brown bag networking lunches are held for junior faculty in STEM disciplines to have an opportunity to network with each other. This is an opportunity for junior faculty women to meet other junior faculty women across campus. Lunches are informal so that guests can come and go during the hour. These luncheons have also been host to guest speakers, such as the Senior Vice Provost for Academic Affairs, and discussion topics have included dual academic career couple concerns, the tenure track process, negotiation committee assignments, and the importance of shared interests in leisure time activities. Watch for announcements of these events on the ADVANCE listserv.