Join us for Join us for Engineering 311a this quarter!
What will I do with my engineering degree? Should I get a Ph.D?
Should I stick with my Ph.D? How will I balance career and
family? Should I go into academia or industry or the public sector?
Come hear how several successful executives, researchers, and
professors have grappled with these questions through the course of
The Mechanical Engineering Graduate Women's group will be hosting a
Winter quarter seminar series ENGR 311a - Women's Perspectives.
The theme this year is "Discovering your inner geek."
The seminars will explore various life and career paths open to
women in engineering. Our hope is to have the speakers share their
personal stories and also remark on how graduate school influenced
their career and life paths. The speaker schedule is listed below
as well as on our web site: http://www.stanford.edu/group/mewomen/
Sign up on Axess under Engineering 311a. All are welcome, even if
you do not formally register for the seminar.
The seminars are on Thursdays from 4:15 - 5:05pm, between January
10th and March 13th. Cookies and tea will be served at 4pm.
Building 550, Room 550A on Stanford's campus.
Be a part of the community of graduate women in the School of
Engineering. Explore your career options with your peers and those
who are well established in a variety of career paths.
Sheri Sheppard, Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Stanford
University (and faculty advisor to the ME Women's Group)
"Where we are and where we want to be"
Ellen Spertus, Research Scientist, Google and Associate Professor
of Computer Science at Mills College (on leave)
"From male identified misogynist to sexiest geek alive: My journey
as a woman in computer science"
Deborah Gordon, Associate Director, Preventative Defense Project,
Stanford University, former Mayor of Woodside, CA
Trae Vassallo, Parter, Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers
"What's really going on in greentech"
Alissa Fitzgerald, Founder and Managing Member, A.M. Fitzgerald &
"How to empower your inner geek: Essential skills that you won't
learn in engineering classes"
Norman Fortenberry, Director, Center for the Advancement of
Scholarship on Engineering Education, National Academy of Engineering
"Confessions of a homemade social engineer"
Emily Ma, Project Manager and Design Engineer, IDEO
"The conscious geek"
Maria Klawe, President, Harvey Mudd College
"Embracing geekdom in art, math, and exercise"
Marjolein van der Meulen, Associate Professor of Mechanical
Engineering, Cornell University
"How tenure frees you to follow your passions"
Lily Sanchez, Process Validation Engineer, Cepheid
"'This will be the worst mistake of your life!' - not so much"