Nov 21st. Science Cafe Presents:

Nov. 21st Science Cafe Presents: Women and Minorities: Climbing the Ladder of Science Success” Our country’s economy increasingly relies upon a technologically literate workforce. Towards that end we face an acute shortage of competent scientists and engineers and often need to rely upon well-trained foreigners to supplement our technological needs. Ironically, we have a vast pool of untapped talent within the U.S. – women and minorities. Why have so few women and minorities pursued careers in the sciences and engineering? Come and meet our experts at the Science Café to discuss and share your opinions about the barriers to girls’ and minorities’ education in science and engineering and strategies for the retention of women in male-dominated workplaces.
WHEN:   Tuesday November 21, 2006 from 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm

WHERE:   Salento coffee house, 2407 Rice Boulevard in Rice Village.
Millicent Goldschmidt - bio
Ph.D., Professor in the Department of Microbiology & Molecular Genetics at UT Health Science Center-Houston
Medical School

Kathryn E. Peek, Ph.D., Associate Professor at the Center for Biomedical Engineering at UT M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
Julie Martin Trenor - bio
Ph.D., Director of Undergraduate Student Recruitment and Retention in the Cullen College of Engineering at the University of Houston, and Founder and Director of the UH Women-in-Engineering Program, WELCOME. <www/egr.uh.htm>
Patricia Gras - bio
Senior Producer at HoustonPBS and Host of TV show Living Smart – airing Sundays at 1:30pm and Thursday at 3:30pm.

Free to the public. No registration needed.
The Science Café is sponsored by Rice University, the Computer and Information Technology Institute, the Center for Biological and Environmental Nanotechnology, the Environmental & Energy Systems Institute, the Rice Space Institute, the University of Houston, and Turn-Key Enterprises.