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Advancing Women Faculty In Engineering Through Institutional Transformation: The Iowa State University Nsf Advance Program In The College Of Engineering, Kristen P. Constant, Sharon R. Bird, Florence Hamrick Jun 2008

Advancing Women Faculty In Engineering Through Institutional Transformation: The Iowa State University Nsf Advance Program In The College Of Engineering, Kristen P. Constant, Sharon R. Bird, Florence Hamrick

Materials Science and Engineering Conference Papers, Posters and Presentations

The goal of the ISU ADVANCE program is to investigate the effectiveness of a multilevel collaborative effort to produce institutional transformation that results in the full participation of women faculty in science, technology, engineering and math fields in the university. Our approach focuses on transforming departmental cultures (views, attitudes, norms and shared beliefs), practices (what people say and do), and structures (physical and social arrangements), as well as university policies, through participation of individuals at all levels of the university. At the department level, faculty in nine focal departments, three from the college of engineering, form the core department-level working ...


Material Advantage At Iowa State: A Case Study For Student Pre- Professional Society Success, Michael Kessler, Emily Merrick, Lawrence Genalo Jan 2008

Material Advantage At Iowa State: A Case Study For Student Pre- Professional Society Success, Michael Kessler, Emily Merrick, Lawrence Genalo

Materials Science and Engineering Conference Papers, Posters and Presentations

For four years in a row, the Material Advantage student society at Iowa State University (ISU) has been selected as the nation’s Most Outstanding Chapter. This paper examines, as a case study, the activities and programs of the chapter at ISU, with implications to other student pre- professional societies. Activities have included plant tours, technical meetings and seminars, special events, joint meetings, community involvement, fundraising, and participation in various technical conferences. In addition, the results of a survey are presented aimed at identifying the factors that most contribute to the society’s success at ISU.