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The Center for Women in Engineering issues a monthly newsletter, which includes an introduction and overview from the Center's Director, Dr. Shelly Heller. Featured each month are events and initiatives developed by WiE, along with news about achievements by women engineers. Each newsletter ends with Dr. Heller's "What We Are Reading" - books, articles, reports that we hope will inspire you as well. 

Below the current edition, you will find links to past editions.

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Women Leading Change in Academia book cover

August 2020 Edition

Women are breaking glass ceilings, walls and slippers! A COVID-19 detection smartphone app; machine learning to increase efficiency in thermoelectric devices; AI project to convert implicit associations to explicit knowledge; Upcoming event "Lead like a Woman"; Title IX webinar; report on Privacy and Security in Upcoming Elections.

What We Are Reading:

Women Leading Change in Academia; The Last Archive podcast.

Sponsors vs Mentors Venn Diagram

July 2020 Edition

Mentorship Training Webinar Video; GW Middle School Girls CyberCamp being held virtually; George Hacks initiative to collect healthcare problem statements; Aylin Caliskan discrimination study featured; Facebook roles for people with 2+ years career break. 

What We Are Reading: 

NAS report "Promising Practices for Addressing the Underrepresentation of Women in Science, Engineering and Medicine"; The Last Archive podcast by Jill Lapore, Harvard University professor of history. 

WiE June 2020 Newsletter

June 2020 Edition

SEAS graduation videos; WiE Board update: with Shirali Nigam graduating, we welcome Alyssa Ilaria. Excerpt from Dean Lach letter to SEAS community regarding SEAS commitment to inclusivity in wake of George Floyd's death. Two ideas to "save" Summer work plans including Contact Tracing and improving resumes.

What We Are Reading:

The Researcher Journey through the Gender Lens (Elsevier)

Research on boredom (Erica Westgate)

WiE Webinar on SEAS Response to COVID-19

May 2020 Edition

Announcing upcoming virtual graduation ceremonies; released video of SEAS Response during COVID-19; announced WiE Mentoring Beta Program launch. Congrats to BME graduating senior Shirali Nigam; and congrats to Annamaria Konya Tannon, SEAS chief evangelist for innovation and entrepreneurship for participation in "Reduce Energy Use DC" initiative.

What We Are Reading:

The Woman Who Smashed Codes (Jason Fagone)

Darlene Cavalier, Professor at Arizona State, sought to find for individuals without a science background a pathway forward in STEM careers.

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April 2020 Edition

Announcing April 27 WiE Webinar Update on SEAS Response during COVID-19; released video of Edible Car Contest; announced postponement of GW Middle School Cybersecurity Day Camp; welcomed new George Hacks Director; congrats Anna Warhol, GW BME student; invitation to imagine/create tech impacts of COVID-19

What We Are Reading:

The Social Sex: A History of Female Friendship (Marilyn Yalom)

Broad Band (Claire L. Evans)

D-Day Girls (Sarah Rose)

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January 2020 Edition

Welcome to 2020! Announcing upcoming events, including Negotiation Workshop; Mentoring Presentation; Kudos to Dr. Grace Liu, GW Alumna; Apply for a SWE scholarship; SFS Deadline Jan. 31.

What We Are Reading:

Race and Racism in the Geosciences, December 16, 2019. Kuheli Dutt, Director of Academic Affairs and Diversity at Columbia University’s Earth Institute

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December 2019 Edition

Programming summary, including four Career Toolkit workshops held in the Fall; SFS deadline announcement; Upcoming Negotiating Workshop; Understanding Unconscious Bias and Microaggressions Workshops.

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November 2019 Edition

First WiE Newsletter! Announcing WiE Office, new Assistant Director Taly Walsh, new website, and upcoming workshops and events.