Full house at Life Sciences Laboratories Considers Pathways and Potholes for Women in Science

Volume Editor Anna Branch with co-authors Laurel Smith-Doerr and Laura Hirshfield

Some sixty members of the University community turned out for the launch of a new volume of research that offers new insights on the realities of women's careers in science. The volume, entitled Pathways, Potholes, and the Persistence of Women in Science: Reconsidering the Pipeline (Lexington Books), is edited by UMass Professor of Sociology and Chancellor's Faculty Advisor for Diversity and Inclusive Excellence,  Dr. Enobong (Anna) Branch. With an introduction by Dr. Craig Martin, Head of the Department of Chemistry at UMass Amherst, the panel of three of the volume's authors drew from research across academic and industry science settings to illustrate the supports and constraints that shape women's journeys through careers in science.

ISSR Faculty Funding Dialogue | Foundation Research Grants - spotlight on May

Thursday, April 6, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
107 Bartlett Hall | UMass Amherst
Meet ISSR's new Foundations Grants Developent Specialist to strategize for your foundation grantseeking. This meeting will offer insight and guidance to faculty in developing winning proposals to foundations - focusing in on three major grant programs with upcoming deadlines.

Book Launch | Pathways, Potholes, and the Persistence of Women in Science: Reconsidering the Pipeline

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 11:30am to 1:00pm
S330 Life Sciences Laboratories | UMass Amherst
Please join us in discussing important questions about the enablers and obstacles for women in science as we celebrate the release of Pathways, Potholes, and the Persistence of Women in Science: Reconsidering the Pipeline. Edited by UMass Amherst Faculty Advisor to the Chancellor for Diversity and Excellence Dr. Enobong (Anna) Branch, this timely volume features the work of 21 leading scholars, including ISSR Director Laurel Smith-Doerr, on the fields of gender and STEM.

ISSR Seminar | International and Interdisciplinary: Frontiers in Scientific Collaboration

Friday, April 14, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
107 Bartlett Hall | UMass Amherst
The intellectual and professional returns of academic collaboration are both well-known and hard to come by. This panel explores the added layers of richness and complexity that arise when scholars of science and technology pursue interdisciplinary collaboration across national boundaries.

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