Women in Agronomy, Crops, Soils and Environmental Sciences
The Women in Agronomy, Crops, Soils, and Environmental Sciences Committee is dedicated to:
- promoting the status of women in the three Societies,
- encouraging women to achieve professional excellence,
- establishing networks of women in the agronomic, crops, soils, and environmental sciences,
- sponsoring meetings to address issues of special concerns to professional women in our sciences, and
- fostering the informal exchange of information and contacts in support of professional activities of women.
Women in Science Events at the 2015 Annual Meetings
Women in Science Breakfast:
This year, the Women in Science breakfast is being organized by the Women in Entomology Network and the Women in Agronomy, Crops, Soils, & Environmental Sciences Committee. It continues the tradition of holding the breakfast at the ESA Annual Meeting. It is a great opportunity for attendees to meet and talk with other women at all points in their careers, as well as with leadership of the societies. The emphasis is on networking and encouraging more women to enter and stay in the science, and both women and men are encouraged to attend. Birds-of-a-feather tables will have topics relating to prospective careers, employers (academia, industry, government, etc.), becoming involved in a professional society, and family/career issues. The breakfast will be a la carte this year, with a limited menu of breakfast sandwiches, beverages, fruit, and/or muffins for purchase. The meeting is being held on Monday, November 16th, 2015 from 6:15am to 8:00am. The breakfast will be a la carte this year, with a limited menu of breakfast sandwiches, beverages, fruit, and/or muffins for purchase. Dow AgroSciences has once again generously offered to sponsor the first 100 students at this event. No RSVP is necessary.
Women in Science “Breaking the Bias Habit” Workshop/ Reception:
a Special Joint Program of the ACS Women in Agronomy, Crops, Soils, and Environmental Sciences Committee and the Women in Entomology committee.
Thank you to Dow AgroSciences for their sponsorship of this event.
Session Description: This special workshop is an important venue held to address critical issues facing women scientists and at the same time providing opportunities to promote women in science and in the Societies. This program provides a unique opportunity for students to network with established scientists and the Societies’ leadership. It is our objective to improve the attendance of students in these programs that may lead to greater involvement with the Societies in the future. This year the program, held in conjunction with the Women in Entomology Committee, includes a keynote speaker with an interactive presentation on “Breaking the Bias Habit to Promote Gender Equity.” This workshop will include interactive exercises to illustrate the existence of unconscious or implicit gender biases, will show how these biases may play out in work settings, and will provide evidence-based strategies that can be used to minimize their impact. Participants will be asked to complete an “Implicit Association Test” prior to the workshop.
Outline of session: The session will be held on Tuesday Nov. 17 from 2:00 to 5:00 pm and includes:
- Introduction and welcome (2-2:05 pm)
- Keynote speaker - Dr. Jennifer Sheridan, Women in Science & Engineering Leadership Institute (WISELI), University of Wisconsin, Madison “Breaking the Bias Habit to Promote Gender Equity” interactive presentation (2:05-3:40 pm)
- Mentoring award presentation, reception, and cash bar for networking opportunities and discussion of current issues facing women scientists including students and early career members (3:40- 5:00 pm)
We invite meeting attendees of all genders to participate
There is a small workshop fee:
- $10 for students
- $25 for members
Thank you to Dow AgroSciences and Aquatrols for their sponsorship of this event.