It's that time for CWGS students to submit their applications for the Elaine Gordon Scholarship in Women's Studies. The deadline for submission is March 1, 2018. Please click above for more details.
So proud of Sandy Skelaney's student who just became a finalist for iChangeFIU's Social Innovation Challenge. She won $500 and now competes for $7500 to launch a new program that she designed in her class to develop a training program for Americorps members to identify youth survivors of sex trafficking in high schools. Her students are turning class assignments into actual programs!
FIU's CWGS is joining an elite few universities to offer an academic course on understanding and preventing campus sexual assault. The course — “It’s Not Just Locker Room Talk: Understanding and Preventing Campus Sexual Assault” — will be offered this spring, covering factors that contribute to the incidence of sexual assault and ways to prevent it, taught by Dr. Vicki Burns.
Annette Klein, German General Consul, will introduce the poster exhibition on “Women in STEM“ globally with a talk on gender disparities in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, a field where women account for less than a third of researchers. On loan from the German Consulate, the exhibition presents the portraits of 24 global pioneering women scientists and engineers whose life and work has played a central role in science, but has remained largely unknown.
Session A: “Diversity in the Workplace” - 9:30am - 11:00am Session B: “LGBTQ Health Inequalities” - 11:00am - 12:30pm Session C: “Legal Approaches to Gender & Sexuality” - 2:00pm - 3:30pm
The Women's and Gender studies Center is planning this great event to be part of Diversity week each year where we acknowledge 100 women from different fields at FIU to profile, celebrate, and champion. We will introduce them, tell their stories, and create an inspiring culture of diversity, accomplishment, collectivism, and collegiality.