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The True Story of Women in STEM: It’s more than just a diversity memo

February 15 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Portland State University will be holding a panel discussion to dissect the critical issues of identity, gender and diversity within the science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields. PSU faculty and researchers from chemistry, engineering and psychology will share their experiences and offer perspectives that embrace the need for a culture shift in STEM. Other topics to be discussed include the exceptional skills and qualifications of women in STEM; the dangers of using labels and stereotypes on women, especially at an early age; and why science and technology fields benefit from more women and minorities. All are welcome.

Moderator: Dr. Karen Marrongelle, Dean of PSU’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Panelists: Dr. Kelly Clifton, Civil and Environmental Engineering professor; Dr. Gwen Shusterman, Chemistry professor and Director of PSU’s STEM Institute; and Jaboa Lake, PSU Psychology grad student researcher.


For more information, please contact Marilyn Mackiewicz, PSU professor of chemistry at


February 15
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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