Big Ten Academic Alliance

Participating Big Ten Universities

 About The Series
Three-year multi-university initiative
10 Institutions

The Big Ten Academic Alliance Summit Series on Advancing Women in STEM is a three-year multi-university initiative to expand the participation of women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Led by Rutgers University-New Brunswick (RUNB), the Summit Series will convene leaders from Big Ten Academic Alliance Universities to further best practices for the recruitment and retention of junior faculty, post-doctoral, and graduate and undergraduate women, with a special focus on underrepresented minority women in STEM. Designed to address the lack of gender and racial diversity in the STEM labor force within and beyond the university sector, the Summit Series presents a unique opportunity to create synergistic exemplary practices through continued collaboration within the Big Ten Academic Alliance that represents leading institutions.The first summit will take place in June 6-8, 2019 at Douglass Residential College, the women’s college at Rutgers-New Brunswick, and will focus on the recruitment and retention of undergraduate and minority women in the STEM fields.


The Speakers

Dr. Kelly Mack

Vice President for Undergraduate STEM Education and Executive Director of Project Kaleidoscope, Office of Undergraduate STEM Education, AAC&U

Dr. Jacquelyn Litt

Dean, Douglass Residential College and Douglass Campus

Linda Suskie

Consultant, Writer, Speaker and Educator, Former Vice President at the Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Dr. Talitha Washington

Tenured Associate Professor of Mathematics at Howard University

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