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The Women's Caucus hopes to pursue other programs and activities to improve the work life for individuals on campus and to attract students to ESF. We count on Caucus members to bring forward ideas and projects of current interest. Some examples of discussion items from previous meetings:

Participant Support Fund
We would love to have a little pot to use to help offset child- and elder-care costs for graduate students and faculty while they attend workshops and conferences that would have otherwise needed to decline.  Ideally this fund would be available to participants regardless of gender.

Future Faculty Program
Individual faculty have created some wonderful individual courses that guide doctoral students through the challenges they will face in academia:  Seminar on College Teaching, Writing for Scientific Publications, Grant Writing and Management, Research Methods, Environmental Careers Strategies for Women, Seminar Presentation Skills, and Collaborative Processes and Dispute Resolution.  It seems like successful completion of some percentage of these could be the basis of one bang-up certificate program

Kids Take Time for Science
An irregular program of care for school-aged children to help ESF parents on superintendent or teacher conferences days or other non-school days. ESF children would come to campus to work with ESF students and others in ongoing research or in science projects specifically designed for primary and secondary students.

This program could also give ESF students interested in teaching science at the primary and secondary levels experience in an informal setting.

ESF-Public School Collaboration
A program whereby women students at ESF volunteer to speak to students in area public schools to help increase awareness of science and technical career paths for women.

Referral Service
If you find your applicant pool, or speaker slate, unrepresentative of the population (i.e, all white, all male, or all of similar age), ask us for recommendations.

@ESF, SU, Off Campus:

W 3/18 Lauren Richie.  7:30 Hendricks, SUUL INFO

Th 3/26 Katie Fernholz, 2 pm, Nifkin Lounge INFO

T 3/31 Kathy Licht, 3:30 pm Gateway.  CDS/WiSE Professions INFO

Th 4/9  Balancing Everyone's needs-the Sandwich Generation 12-1217 Bray HR

Th 4/9 Power of Women in STEM, 1:30-4:30, Milton Room, Whitman School, SU  Registe by 4/3:


NOTES:  Adaptive 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.  HealthWorks by Upstate Medical, Syracuse University University Lectures. Society of Women Engineers.


W, 4/1, 11:40 in 19 Moon

Spring interest survey HERE



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