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Reaching for the Stars: Increasing the Role of Women in Science and Engineering

November 7, 2005

Sally Ride, former NASA astronaut and the first American women in space, speaks about her career experience in a field that has been historically dominated by men. She is an advocate for increasing the number of women that go into science and engineering fields. The panelists, along with Dr. Ride, answered questions that were written by the audience. Topics included how to get more girls to stay involved in science through high school and college, ways to avoid feeling awkward in a male-dominated work place, etc.

The Baker Institute Science & Technology Program, the Baker Institute Energy Forum, the Baker Institute Space Policy Program, the Baker Institute Student Forum, the Center foe Biological and Environmental Nanotechnology and the Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology will host a panel discussion featuring:

Dr. Sally Ride
President and CEO, Sally Ride Science
Professor of Physics, University of California, San Diego
Former NASA Astronaut


Annell R. Bay
Vice President, Exploration Americas
Shell Exploration & Production

Dr. Sallie Keller-McNulty
Professor of Statistics and Dean, George R. Brown School of Engineering, Rice University

Dr. Elizabeth Long
Associate Professor of Sociology and Department Chair, Rice University


Dr. Neal Lane
Senior Fellow in Science and Technology, Baker Institute for Public Policy, Rice University


To view webcast details, please visit the page on the Rice University Webpage.