|Date:||March 26, 2014|
|Time:||12:00 PM - 12:50 PM|
|Location:||Atwood Memorial Center Theatre|
A Woman Who Rocks!
Women entering or working in STEM fields (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math), continue to be vastly underrepresented at all levels—as students, faculty, administration and researchers. The reasons for this are diverse, but include gender stereotyping and subtle and overt discrimination, coupled with negative messages to girls and women plus work environments that inhibit work/family balance. However, progress has occurred and the number of role models is steadily growing.
Women who are engaged in science based fields have unique experiences that should be heard. Young women, who are examining their options for entering STEM fields, can learn from experienced and successful women who have excelled and overcome obstacles. This session features one of our own, namely Dr. Kate Pound, a geologist who has worked in Antarctica, and co-authored a lab textbook on Earth’s Climate History.
Presenter: Dr. Kate Pound is a Geology Professor in the Department of Atmospheric and Hydrologic Sciences at St. Cloud State University. She is a geologist with research and teaching interests that center around provenance studies, stratigraphy, and tectonics, with a focus on field work. Dr. Pound has worked in New Zealand, Australia, Alaska, California, and Mexico. In 2007, she spent two and a half months in Antarctica with the ANDRILL Project, where sediment-core research was undertaken to better understand the past 20 million years of climate change.
|March 26, 2014||12:00 PM - 12:50 PM||Atwood Memorial Center Theatre|