Nape PDI 2010
A New Decade For Equity
April 12-15, 2010, Washington, DC
Crafting a Comprehensive Pre-engineering
Speaker: Jennifer Schelly, BAE Engineering
Review the case for pre-engineering education and then dive into
strategies to put into operation, including programs already
implemented. A well-liked student activity will be carried out in the
workshop. This workshop will be an enjoyable review of programs that
will engage your students!
Learning how businesses are working towards increasing the numbers
of STEM students
Winning the contest with Freda!
Gaps: A lot of audience interaction that led us off course quite a
Very appropriate for JSPAC
Resources: Extensive list of online (primarily) resources
Training Teachers to attract Girls to HS Computer
Science Classes: A NCWIT Train-the-Trainer Workshop
Joanne McGrath Cohoon, Senior Research Scientist
Lecia Barker, Senior Research Scientist, Austin, TX
Both of National Center for Women and Information Technology
Topic: How to host a T-T-T workshop
Best: Introduction to NCWIT and its resources
Gaps: A bit disorganized, not nearly enough time
Would be good fro JSPAC
Why So Few
Speaker: Catherine Hill, Director of Research, AAUW, DC
Topic: A compilation of all much of the research
into the root causes of low participation and completion rates
of women in STEM
High-light: the book and the data provided
Strategies in dealing with implicit bias
Gaps: She is very competent – not overly ―dynamic‖ but
very clear and good.
JSPAC appropriate: 100% (and she’s agreed to come for
free!) Her material closely parallels, but is broader than,
the closing presentation from last year’s conference. A
workshop setting might be best.
Resources: the study, Why So Few
Women in the Trades Go Green
Berta Lloyd, Director of Grant and Special Projects
Mavis McAllister, STRIPE Pre-Apprenticeship Coord.
Transportation Regional Infrastructure Partnership in Education
(STRIPE) Pre-apprenticeship training program is providing
opportunities for women to learn about renewable energy and
energy efficiency applications for entry into apprenticeship
High-light: Real experience into starting a program
and all the pitfalls and highlights
Gaps: Program has met with a fair number of issues
delaying the real successes (the economy!)
JSPAC appropriate: yes, if the data holds out
Transformation to Excellence: Discussing
Racism and Beyond
Leilani Nalua'I Russell, Director/Educational Leadership, Pathways to
DaVerne Bell, Director/Educational Leadership, Transformation to
Topic: In order to ensure that all have equal access to equitable
education and employment that is free of racism, bias, and prejudice
that support the intellectual development and growth of women and
populations of color, stakeholders must be actively engaged in public
conversations about racism and biasness and their impact on the
future of our communities, schools, and workforce.
High-light: The Conversation
Gaps: The Conversation
JSPAC appropriate: absolutely!
Title IX… and Beyond… The Numbers
Kathy Pieronek, Government Relations & Public Policy Comm, Notre
Betty Shanahan, Executive Director & CEO, Chicago, IL,
Both of the Society of Women Engineers
The focus on Title IX enforcement in intercollegiate athletics has skewed
perception of what the law can and should do. Title IX is a law that says
any school receiving federal funding must provide equal opportunities
for girls. This session will review a number of SWE's strategies for
increasing the participation of women in the STEM fields, with a focus on
using Title IX as a high-impact legal tool to achieve this goal.
High-light: The statistics
Gaps: None except more time
JSPAC appropriate: Yes!
Resources: the PPT and the
Women in Green Opportunities in
Environmentally Responsible Occupations
Lynn Reha , Dir Illinois Center for Specialized Professional Support
PJ Dempsey, Dir, CTE Promotions Weldon Cooper Center,
Aimee LaFollette Julian, Assoc. Dir Illinois Center for Specialized Professional Support
12 sectors for new emerging careers in green jobs, transportation and clean energy. Provide a
list of American Innovation throughout history, which country are ready and which country
This presentation explore programs and initiatives that are in place to support the
development and advancement of "Green-Collar Jobs for Women
There was no gaps
Yes, this workshop provide various partnerships that help women pick careers through Green
Careers in the State Illinois,
http://www.onetcenter.org/, www.cassio.com, www.icsps.ilstu.edu
Challenging The Gender Gap in Emerging Technologies:
Strategies for Recruiting Girls and Women in the New Blue
and Green Collar Fields
Brigitte Watson, Sandra McGarraugh, Ivana Nunez,
Watson is very good – dynamic and humorous. She doesn’t think we
should build everything around ―equity‖ – i.e. doing the right thing. She
thinks we need to say we need women because we are ―building capacity.‖
In order to do that we can’t recruit from only half the population. 24% of
the women has no HD/GED, 28% of women in NY are in non traditional
Camp GEOG, math and science camp with Girls Inc , Math pipeline for
10th grades girls with math and hands on application.
Using former women students to recruit your program and transitions into
Instructors for your program in which they graduated.
JSPAC: Yes, Legal Momentum were able to change how women are treated
Resources: www.thenetproject4.org, ACTEA
Women on the Wires: Bridging Women into
Nontraditional Careers in Electric Utilities
Linda Mihalik, Education Consultant, American Electric Power
Transmission, Gahanna, OH
Carol Wintz, Workforce Planning and Development Consultant, Hard
Hatted Women, Cleveland, OH
Terri Burgess Sandu, Executive Director, Hard Hatted Women
Training women for transmission field career, mentoring with tradeswomen,
Also it was good to see that employers are working with women
organization to create careers for women in right to work states.
Yes, women are being train in transmission field careers, this field has
always be held by men. It is good to see women are breaking barriers.
www.hardhattedwomen.org, www.aep.com/careers ,
Preparing Women To Succeed in the Green
Economy: The Women’s Bureau Approach
Speaker(s) Jenny Erwin, Regional Administrator,
Region IX, San Francisco, CA,
Karen Hornstein Shapiro, Program Analyst, U.S. Dept of Labor,
Women's Bureau, Washington, DC
Preparing Women To Succeed in the Green Economy: The Women’s
This presentation show how women are getting more into green
careers and green entrepreneurship through the various states.
Recommend for Karen Hornstein for JSPAC September meeting
55638890865, http://www.onetcenter.org/green.html?p=2 ,
Tour of Phelps Architecture, Construction
and Engineering High School
Olatundun Teyibo, CTE Coordinator
9th and 10th grades provide us a tour of there Sliver LEED
Phelps is an application school, the instruction includes core
academic class. This program focused on careers paths for
architecture, plumbing, cement and brick masonry, civil
engineering, interior design, graphic design, HVAC&R, and
landscape design, solar technology.
Yes, 30% of the students were females and was very happy to
have a chance to attend this high school and share the good
and the bad.
I took pictures of this school.
Beyond the Culture of Poverty
Speaker: Paul Gorsky
Topic: Erroneous ways we think of and classify people in
High-light: Very eye-opening. Takes Ruby Payne’s Aha
presentation to task.
JSPAC appropriate? Yes. I think he could do a half day
training or be a keynote.
Missouri’s Application of the 5-Step
Speaker(s): Lori Mann, Janet Reppert
Topic: Described how they have been working with districts
for the last several years on implementation of the 5 Step
High-light: In addition to looking at hard data, they have
developed survey forms they pass out to all stake holders as
well as focus groups to get data.
JSPAC appropriate? I think they could give
a workshop on what a lead person at a site
should go through to implement the 5 step
process. In addition the Toolkit would be useful
Successful Workforce Initiatives that work
Speaker(s): Surabhi Jain, Aracelly Watts, Juliate Machado-
Topic: Described their specific programs that outreach to
Gaps: I felt it was a little too focused on their specific
programs in their specific locations.
JSPAC appropriate? I don’t think so.
Federal Office of Vocational and Adult
Education Data Presentation
Speaker(s): John Haigh
Topic Perkins Core Data
High-light Information on the federal website where data
JSPAC appropriate? No. Too technical
Levering Grant-Funded Undergraduate
Programs to Optimize Student Success
Speaker(s): Dr. Candice Foley and Nina Leonhardt
Topic: Leverage resources so students are fully funded
High-light: How to fund internships and provide students
Gaps: NY has a different system but we could learn from
JSPAC appropriate? Yes, if they could focus more on how
to write successful NSF grants and incorporate
scholarship and stipend components.
Women in Green-Opportunities in
Speaker(s): Aimee La Follette, P.J.Dempsey
Topic: Green Opportunities for Women
High-light CC Wind Technician Program. 2 yrs. State of
Illinois certified, 34 student enrolled. 1st class to graduate
JSPAC appropriate? no
Gender Equity and Technical Education in
Vermont: One State's Collaborative Effort to
Address the Ever-changing Needs of both Girls and
Boys in Nontraditional Career Studies
Speaker(s): Kelly Walsh, Ruth Durkee, Lynn Vera
Topic: Innovative strategies for engaging and supporting
nontraditional students. Strength of Collaboration
Infiltration. Cast out a wider outreach net
High-light: Women Can Do—One day conference.
JSPAC appropriate?: YES
Resources: Rosie’s Girls, Women Can Do, Techgrlz,