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    Women in Optics Events - 2007


    Defense & Security
    SPIE Women in Optics Lunch
    Tuesday 10 April 2007, Noon to 1:00 pm
    Orlando, Florida USA

    Maria YzuelJoin us for an opportunity to network with other optics professionals, generate new contacts, and expand your resources and referrals. This SPIE hosted luncheon at Defense and Security is the perfect way to meet and develop relationships with others in your field. Register for this lunch at the SPIE Cashier onsite; location information will be provided upon sign-up.

    Hosted by Maria Yzuel, 2007 SPIE Vice President

    Optics + Photonics
    Women in Optics Reception and Presentation
    Monday 27 August 2007, 5:00 - 6:30pm
    San Diego, California

    Network with other optics professionals, and hear from Dr. Jean Morrison, Director of the Women in Science and Engineering (WiSE) program at USC.

    Jean MorrisonDr. Jean Morrison Vice Provost for Graduate Programs, Professor of Earth Sciences Director of the Women in Science and Engineering (WiSE) Program University of Southern California

    The Women in Science and Engineering Program at USC: Programs and Progress 2000 - 2007
    The establishment of the Women in Science and Engineering (WiSE) Program represents the serious commitment of the University of Southern California to address the under-representation of women in science and engineering. Since the launch of the program in 2000 with a $20 million gift to the endowment, WiSE has helped to more than double the number of tenured and tenure-track women faculty in the natural sciences, math, and engineering at USC through its faculty recruitment and retention programs. Its complimentary programs to address "pipeline issues" in support of undergraduates, graduate students, and postdoctoral scholars in these fields through a range of financial awards and activities have also grown in scope and impact. Director, Jean Morrison, will discuss the programs developed and administered by WiSE to address the obstacles to women's success in academic science and engineering. She will relay the perceived successes to date, and the challenges that remain in striving for gender equity in science and engineering at USC and beyond.