Each year in November, many of us connect with our family and friends to share a meal and express our shared thanks.
This year, we are thankful for all of the women in tech and STEM fields who have come before us and with whom we currently work. We are thankful that these women built the foundations for the advantages we enjoy today.
We are also thankful for the opportunity to continue building an environment at the University of Minnesota where women in tech and STEM are supported and their careers are nourished, just like so many of us will be come Thursday!
What are you thankful for this year?
Something to Do
- Colloquium: What can I do today to create a more inclusive community in CS?
December 2, 2019, 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
- WIT’s December Coffee Hour
December 4, 2019, 8:30-9:30 a.m., St. Paul Student Union, Terrace Cafe Food Court
- Using Improv to Change Habits & Remove Career Blockers
December 11, 2019, 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m.
- Technovation Girls Mentorship: Seeking for volunteer technical mentors to help coach girls ages 10-18 through UX, data sourcing, digital design, and coding. Yinghua Academy (1616 Buchanan St. NE), 2hrs/week, January 2020 through the end of April 2020. Please contact our fellow male ally, Steve Anderson, to sign up!
- Save the date to join us for a special WIT tour of the A Woman's Place: Women and Work exhibit at Andersen Library. The tours will be: Wednesday, January 8, 2020, 11 a.m.-12 p.m., and Tuesday, January 14, 2020, 2:30-3:30 p.m.
Each will be limited to 15 people. An Eventbrite registration link will be sent out in early December. (The curators have offered the possibility of an evening tour, if there is enough interest. Please contact Elleni if the two daytime tours do not work for you.)
Something to Listen To, Read, or Watch
- Sisterhood of science
Being female in male-dominated science and engineering programs can be lonely at times. Here’s what the University of Minnesota is doing to attract more women and girls to science and engineering.
- Mission Control’s go-to gal
College of Science and Engineering alumna Heather McDonald is the first female chief engineer for the International Space Station. Her job is to keep the station running smoothly, making sure that every piece of hardware and software meets NASA requirements and that everything works together as an integrated system.
- The 10 Best U.S. Cities for Women in Tech (St. Paul, MN ranks 10th!)
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