Women in Engineering

Welcome to Women in Engineering

The Computer Science & Engineering Department at UC Riverside, as part of an effort funded by the Northeastern University Center for Inclusive Computing, has initiated a campaign to increase the representation of women within our degree programs. Only 14-17% of computing graduates are women. UCR is aiming for a 10-point increase in the number of women graduating from engineering programs over the next six years.

 

A series of workshops under the title “Women In Engineering” will cover the science of teaching and learning, effective instructional practices, and bias training. Everyone has a role to play in increasing the number of women in computing careers.

Take advantage of these opportunities to collaborate with your colleagues and develop strategies for increasing women in the engineering profession.

In cooperation with XCITE, we are offering a series of Lunch and Learn Sessions from Noon - 1:00pm. Click Learn More to get more information on our sessions.

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Faculty Lunch and Learn Sessions

Session 1: November 12

Addressing Unconscious Bias and other Roadblocks for Women Entering Engineering.

Speaker: Lily Gossage, Director of Maximizing Engineering Potential (MEP)

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Session 2: January 14

Preparing Students for a Career in Engineering - Panel Discussion.

Speakers: Claire Sarsam, Clara McCreery, and Crystal Pham

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Session 3: February 11

Broadening Participation in Computing: Writing Better NSF Grants, Part 1.

Speaker: Rick Nader, Principal Consultant, Global Proposal Solutions

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Session 4: March 11

Broadening Participation in Computing: Writing Better NSF Grants, Part 2

Speaker: Cheryl Diermyer Ed.D., Senior Consultant and Learning Analyst, UCR | XCITE

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Session 5: April 8

Understanding the needs of the Engineering Industry.

 

Speaker: TBD

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Student Sessions: TBD

Students will have the opportunity to attend a speaker event and participate in a Jam Session hosted by our industry partner.

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Faculty Lunch and Learn Series

Session 1: November 12, 2021

Addressing Unconscious Bias and other Roadblocks for Women Entering Engineering.

 

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Lily Gossage Ph.D.

Co-Principal investigator

Lily Gossage is Director of Maximizing Engineering Potential (MEP): Center for Gender, Diversity & Student Excellence at Cal Poly Pomona. She provides     management-level oversight for the development, strategic planning, initiation, assessment, and promotion of programs/activities for the recruitment, retention,   and success of women, historically under-represented minorities, and first-generation students. Beyond managing State funds, she also seeks Federal funding   through competitive proposal writing.

Session 2: January 14, 2022

Preparing Students for a Career in Engineering - Panel Discussion.

 

Clara McCreery

 

Clara McCreery

Software Engineer at r2c

Clara McCreery is a full-stack software engineer at r2c, a static analysis start-up in the San Francisco Bay Area. She   graduated in 2015 from Stanford University with a BS in chemical engineering. After 3 years of research at MIT Lincoln   Laboratory, she returned to Stanford for a master's degree in computer science. She is passionate about   cybersecurity,  education, and environmental justice.

Crystal Pham

 

Crystal Pham

Electrical Engineer at SpaceX

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Claire Sarsam

 

Claire Sarsam

Software Engineer at Justworks

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Session 3: February 11, 2022

Broadening Participation in Computing: Writing Better NSF Grants, Part 1.

 

Rick Nader

 

Rick Nader

Principal Consultant, Global Proposal Solutions

Rick has 30 years of experience developing teams and writing proposals to federal, private, and corporate foundations as well as international funding   sources. He has helped hundreds of faculty become competitive. Rick has significantly contributed to over $100M in external awards across a broad range   of funding agencies: NSF, NIH, DoD, Department of Energy, Department of Education, State Department, Department of Health and Human Services, as well   as state, private, and international funding sources.

Session 4: March 11, 2022

Broadening Participation in Computing: Writing Better NSF Grants, Part 2.

 

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Cheryl Diermyer Ed.D

Senior Consultant and Learning Analyst, UCR | XCITE

Dr. Diermyer is a design thinking fellow and PROSCI certified change management manager. Her research is focused in two areas, (a) the impact of technology-assisted programs on student time to degree and (b) human-centered approaches to change management for program and organizational success. She has worked as a strategic consultant and manager of campus-wide education innovation efforts, including student produced digital media assignments, massive open online courses (MOOCs), learning management system implementation, and large scale, high priority projects to streamline and standardize university resources, administration, and academic processes. Her work as principal investigator on a state-wide Digital Storytelling Across the Curriculum grant resulted in an award for Innovative Teaching. She has taught undergraduate courses in education, communication, business, and psychology.

Session 5: April 8, 2022

Understanding the needs of the Engineering Industry.

 

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We're putting together an exciting presentation of speakers in the engineering profession to discuss women in engineering. More about this coming soon.