Listen to our Spotify playlist: “ODEI Women’s History Month 2021”
International Women’s Day Special Presentation
Dr. K. Renee Horton
Monday, March 8
Science Building, Mary E. Marburger Auditorium, S100
Dr. K. Renee Horton currently serves as the Space Launch System (SLS) Quality Engineer in the NASA Residential Management Office at Michoud Assembly Facility (MAF) in New Orleans. She worked for NASA, first as a student from 2009 to 2011, and then started her career as a mechanical test engineer in 2012. She is an advocate for diversity and inclusion in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), and works diligently in the community for STEM education and STEM outreach. Horton believes in changing the face of STEM. She is the founder of Unapologetically Being Inc., a nonprofit for advocacy and mentoring in STEM.
This program can also be viewed Live on Facebook @LawrenceTechU
Sisters in STEAM Brunch with Dr. K. Renee Horton
Tuesday, March 9
10 a.m.–12 p.m.
Buell Building Atrium
This brunch is open to a select number of womxn students on campus. This is a great opportunity for a select number of students to speak directly with a female scientist who can offer keen advice on navigating your career as a womxn in a male dominated industry, a person with a disability, and as a person of color. If you have doubted your ability to succeed in your future career goals then this is the conversation for you.
Film Discussion: Picture a Scientist in partnership with Society of Women Engineers (SWE), Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), and Society of Physics Students (SPS)
Thursday, March 25
6 p.m. Discussion
Meeting ID: 923 1215 4511
The discussion will focus on inequality, especially gender, in science and technology and how to move forward. Participants are encouraged to watch the Picture a Scientist documentary via the LTU Library link. Not required to participate in the discussion. Library Film Link: https://ltu.on.worldcat.org/oclc/1227513807
Must be logged into your LTU Library account.
PICTURE A SCIENTIST chronicles the groundswell of researchers who are writing a new chapter for women scientists. Biologist Nancy Hopkins, chemist Raychelle Burks, and geologist Jane Willenbring lead viewers on a journey deep into their own experiences in the sciences, ranging from brutal harassment to years of subtle slights. Along the way, from cramped laboratories to spectacular field stations, we encounter scientific luminaries - including social scientists, neuroscientists, and psychologists - who provide new perspectives on how to make science itself more diverse, equitable, and open to all.
Film: Promising Young Woman in partnership with Kappa Beta Gamma sorority (KBG)
Friday, March 26
7 p.m. Screening
9 p.m. Discussion
Architecture Auditorium, A200
From director Emerald Fennell (Killing Eve) comes a new take on revenge. Everyone said Cassie (Carey Mulligan) was a promising young woman... until a mysterious event abruptly derailed her future. But nothing in Cassie’s life is what it appears to be: she’s wickedly smart, tantalizingly cunning, and she’s living a secret double life by night. Now, an unexpected encounter is about to give Cassie a chance to right the wrongs of the past in this thrilling and wildly entertaining story.
This film is rated "R", viewers may find some scenes emotionally triggering especially for victims of sexual assault, suicide, and domestic violence.
SAVE YOUR SEAT: Due to COVID-19 safety protocols, there are capacity restrictions in auditorium A200. Use this link to save your seat. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Seats will be held until 7 p.m. After the start of the show, seating will open up until we have reached capacity.
Still on the fence about seeing this film? https://shouldisee.it/reviews/2020/promising-young-woman-2020
Campus Read and Book Club Discussion: "How Women Rise by Sally Helgesen"
Wednesday, March 31
For the month of March we will join the Student Government, Black Student Union (BSU), and Delta Sigma Theta sorority book club in reading and discussing this book which provides insight on how to 'Break the 12 Habits Holding You Back from Your Next Raise, Promotion, or Job.' We are offering students a free copy of the book while supplies last, email email@example.com for a copy. The expectation is that those individuals picking up copies of the book will join us at the book discussion.
Meeting ID: 943 1871 8447
Review other materials recommended by the book club at the electronic library guide here.
You’re On with Dr. Reed-Hendon
Tuesday, March 30
It's time for another check-in with Dr. Caryn Reed-Hendon, director of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion. What's on your mind about inclusion here at LTU? Has there been a noticeable shift in campus culture? Do you feel heard by your peers and faculty? Are we moving in the right direction?
Submit Questions for Dr. Reed-Hendon
#HerVoiceIsMyVoice – short videos project - Will you add to the campaign by celebrating the inspirational women in your life. All you have to do is record yourself acknowledging a womxn in your life that has inspired you with their courage, tenacity, or grit and upload it to your social media account with the hashtags #odei_ltu and #HerVoiceIsMyVoice and we'll find it repost it and add it to our compiled video. Do not add music to your video, we will do it for you. #HerVoiceIsMyVoice videos.
See this one created by Big Spaceship: https://youtu.be/bdX55I9WHDw