Women in Scientific and Environmental Professions
Call for Nominations
The ESF Women's Caucus requests recommendations (from individuals, organizations, and departments) for speakers for this year and beyond.
Since its inception in 1999, this series has introduced prominent scientists, engineers, and environmental professionals (www.esf.edu/womenscaucus/pastspeakers.htm) to the entire campus community. Speakers have discussed their research projects and on broader, more global issues related to their careers. Each slate has represented a diverse mix of backgrounds and affiliations to appeal to the broad spectrum of interests at ESF. Past speakers have been ESF alumnae, previous co-workers or mentors of our faculty, and ongoing role models from academia, NGOs, industry, and governmental organizations.
In addition to the campus-wide seminar, speakers meet with classes, individual undergraduate and graduate students, and discuss potential or ongoing research projects with faculty and staff. Students from the associated graduate seminar are charged with coordinating meetings during each speaker's stay. Lectures may serve in multiple speaker series, allowing full schedules for each, but reducing scheduling conflicts between events. Shared speakers are also great ways to stretch those shrinking budgets.
Please send the name, affiliation, field of expertise, how you know her (i.e., worked with, reputation, met at conference, etc), why she would be a good choice, and means to contact the potential speaker to Heather Engelman, firstname.lastname@example.org. The more information that you provide, the easier it is for us to see how your speaker might fit into the schedule. We also ask: Can your organization or department contribute to travel expenses, reception, or a hotel stay? Can you suggest other groups that might be interested in co-sponsorship, or cross-listing? Please include your phone number and e-mail in case we need additional information or clarification.
Please note that even if we cannot bring your speaker this year, we keep all suggestions. We regularly review this file to help round out each slate of speakers. In addition, we have used this list to help other groups seeking to flesh out their schedules.
Thank you for your continued support of the Women in Scientific and Environmental Professions Speaker Series!