Rutgers Hosts Panel on Balancing Career and Family in the Sciences

Rutgers Hosts Panel on Balancing Career and Family in the Sciences

Feb. 1, 2007

EDITORS NOTE: Joan Bennett may be contacted at 732-932-9375, ext. 386 or by e-mail at profmycogirl@yahoo.com.

RUTGERS HOSTS PANEL ON BALANCING CAREER AND FAMILY IN THE SCIENCES

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WHAT:

Panel discussion titled Balancing career and family in the sciences: a program for graduate students, postdocs, and faculty.

WHEN:

11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 7

WHERE:

Busch Campus Center, room 122 ABC, Piscataway.

WHO:

Joan Bennett, professor and associate vice president for the promotion of women in science, engineering and mathematics; Chuck Martin, professor of cell biology and neuroscience; Jennifer Momsen, post-doctoral associate; Deborah Silver, professor of electrical and computer engineering; and, Lena Struwe, assistant professor of ecology, evolution and plant biology. Melissa Brown, a graduate student in political science, will moderate the panel.

BACKGROUND: Balancing the needs of families while pursuing a career in science, engineering or mathematics is difficult, but its especially so for women. This discussion is meant to stimulate discussion about those difficulties.

Contact: Ken Branson

732/932-7084, Ext. 612

E-mail: smanas@ur.rutgers.edu

Balancing.madv.doc

070201-1

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