The True Story of Women in STEM: It's more than just a diversity memo
Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 12:00pm to Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 1:00pm

Portland State University will be holding a panel discussion to dissect the critical issues of identity, gender and diversity within the science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields. PSU faculty and researchers from chemistry, engineering and psychology will share their experiences and offer perspectives that embrace the need for a culture shift in STEM. Other topics to be discussed include the exceptional skills and qualifications of women in STEM; the dangers of using labels and stereotypes on women, especially at an early age; and why science and technology fields benefit from more women and minorities. All are welcome.

Moderator: Dr. Karen Marrongelle, Dean of PSU's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Panelists: Dr. Kelly Clifton, Civil and Environmental Engineering professor; Dr. Gwen Shusterman, Chemistry professor and Director of PSU's STEM Institute; and Jaboa Lake, PSU Psychology grad student researcher.  

WHEN: Thursday, Feb. 15, noon to 1 p.m.

WHERE: PSU Native American Student and Community Center (NASCC). See campus map
There are two accessible entrances to the NASCC, please see the NASCC ADA Access Map (PDF) for more information. Please contact the NASCC at 503-725-5351 for accessibility requests.

COST: Free | For more information, please contact Marilyn Mackiewicz, PSU professor of chemistry at

Sponsored by PSU Women in STEM