AAAS delegates to the Gender Summit 6 (GS6) in Korea were invited for a webinar, on September 24, 2015, to share their experiences and learning about possible ways of networking and finding foreign collaborators. The webinar informs on means to reach out to STEM audience during summits and the importance of networking and collaborating at a global level for career advancement. The hosted panelists were: Dr. Arlene Cole-Rhodes, Dr. Tabitha Hardy, Dr. Joann Powell and Dr. DeBonne Wishart.
This second webinar was held on July 28, 2015 and featured three panelists: Katherine Young, a student mentee with Dr. Kathryn Hanley, Dr. Audie Thompson who collaborated with Dr. Felicia Nave, and Kathleen Seely-Gant from the program evaluation team.
Katherine Young described her path towards STEM education and international research and the beneficial aspects of performing research with foreign counterparts.
Dr. Thompson presented the context of her collaboration with Dr. Nave and highlighted her vision for planning further international collaborations, as a mean for career advancement for faculty and professional development for her students and mentees.
Kathleen Seely-Gant presented key findings from MWIRC program and recommendations for supporting women in STEM in their international collaborations.
The webinar was held on May 20, 2015, featuring MWIRC awardees, Dr Maria Ngu-Schwemlein and Dr Delaram Kahrobaei, who discussed their international research experiences and the story of their collaboration journey. The two STEM Faculty discussed the benefits of International Research Collaborations for US Female researchers and students, as well as the challenges they face. The webinar slides are also available for download.
A panel discussion was organized during the Emerging Researchers National (ERN) Conference in STEM, held on February 22-23, 2014, in Washington, DC, with participation from one of MWIRC awardees Dr Maria Ngu-Schwemlein and other Faculty members and students.Participants discussed their experiences in international collaboration projects and the challenges they faced.