Environmental Career Strategies
This 1-credit class was developed as a graduate seminar
entitled Women in Scientific Professions (FOR 797) in concert
with the speaker series of the same name and launched in Spring
1999. The instructors also welcome interested upper
division undergraduate students (FOR 496). Participants discuss issues faced by professional
women, such as mentoring and productivity,
and attend presentations of the Women in
Scientific and Environmental Professions Speaker Series,
generally offered during the scheduled class time, in
lieu of that class. Students also meet with the speakers, often for dinner
the evening after their presentations in order for speakers
to share their experiences in their work environment, and their
perspectives of that environment over time. For this
reason, we try to bring speakers from a variety of employer
types, such as academic, NGO, state agencies, and industry.
Previous campus wide-seminars
have included: Dr.
Donna Perison, International Paper, Jackson, MS "Meeting the Challenge of
Change"; Ellen Ketterson, Indiana University, "Phenotypic
Engineering: Using Hormones to Explore Adaptation and Constraint";
Dr. Shirley Malcom, AAAS, "Bringing Science to People and
People to Science: New Faces --New Places"; and Sandra Brown, Winrock
International, Corvallis, OR, "Kyoto, forests and Climate Change."
This course has been listed as an
exemplary teaching resource by
Engineering Pathway (links to "high-quality teaching
and learning ...for use by K-12 and university educators and
Matters (a collection
of syllabi that
"demonstrate how to combine diversity awareness with science and
technology topics and content.")
particularly innovative aspect of this class is its
cross-departmental origins in the team of Robin Hoffman
(Associate Professor and BLA Curriculum Director, Department of
Landscape Architecture), Ruth Yanai (Professor, Department of
Forest and Natural Resources Management) and Therese Donovan
(formerly of the Department of Environmental and Forest Biology,
currently Assistant Unit Leader, USGS Vermont Cooperative Fish
and Wildlife Research Unit and Research Associate Professor,
University of Vermont). The current instructors are
grateful for their groundwork, and for their notes, libraries,
continued support, and their trust in us. We also benefit
from cross-departmental support in terms of suggesting and
Syllabi -Because the course evolves
annually in response to "what topics should we add or combine?"
and "which readings were the most useful?", the reference list
may be significantly different from year to year. Syllabi to
date are linked here:
The speaker series stands alone, in
the sense that anyone can attend any lecture without having
listened to any other or without participation in the seminar
class. However, the seminar class helps in the behind the
scenes planning, and in turn, receives invaluable mentoring from
each speaker. We are always looking for good speakers,
and share suggestions with other series coordinators,
departments and student organizations. We also share the
speakers themselves, by scheduling time for them meet with other
students and faculty during their visits to campus. Please
send speaker suggestions (name, affiliation, field of expertise, why she would be a good
speaker, suggested cosponsors) to Heather Engelman, email@example.com.
Krista Rule Wigginton. Presence & fate of viruses in drinking water
& wastewater treatment.2:30pm, SBI Atrium Bowne Hall). SU ADVANCE
Laura Anderson. U Illinois. 4 pm, CST room 1-019. SU Chemistry.
Corrine Smith, The Mystery of Learning Disabilities: Causes and
Consequences. Temple Concord Scholars Series, 6 pm, 910 Madison St.
18. Sharon Rozovsky, Reactivity of Selenoproteins. 4 pm, CST room
1-019. SU Chemistry.
Miss Communication. 6 pm, Gateway A/B.
WiSE profs, Multicultural Affairs, Baobab Society. RSVP
Jane Wolff, U Toronto. Landscape Architecture Series.
Anna Deavere Smith. Snapshots: Portraits of a World in Transition.
5:00 pm, Hendricks Chapel. SUUL
Diane Ravitch. The Death and Life of the Great American School System.
7:30 pm, Hendricks Chapel. SUUL
Social media and internet safety-what every parent needs to know.
9:30-11:00am. NY21CF, JCC
Sharon Moran. New Currents in Water Governance: Ethical Frameworks in
Hasenfratz, Room 202/204 Physics, 3:45pm. Physics
Dr. Nalini Puniamoorthy, Biology Lecture Series.
Mondays at 12:00p.m.,
Lundgren Room, 106 Life Sciences Complex
Sa, 4/26.Women In
Nature Outdoor Skills Workshop @ Carpenter's Brook
Peaks is sponsored by the Dept of Environmental and Forest
Biology; Lunchtime Learning Seminars by the
Office of Multicultural Affairs; Nelson Series by SU
Geology Department; CDS is the Cross-disciplinary seminar in
hydrological and Biogeochemical processes. Navigating Your
21st Century Family by the JCC, SHDS, and
Temple Concord, HealthWorks by Upstate Medical, Syracuse
University University Lectures. Society of