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  • WiSE Alumna Talk: A Journey from East to West

    Thu, Oct 29, 2020 @ 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM

    USC Viterbi School of Engineering

    Receptions & Special Events

    Shirin Faraji
    Postdoctoral Scholar, Chemistry, USC, 2014-2016
    Current: Associate Professor of Chemistry, University of Groningen

    Abstract: Despite the considerable progress towards gender equality, an imbalance still persists in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Worldwide, more women graduate from universities than men, yet we remain an underrepresented minority in the STEM fields, including theoretical and computational chemistry. Even though a recent study by Holloway and McGaughey documents the rising tide of female participation and leadership in computational/theoretical chemistry community, awareness, caution, and actions remain vital for a sustained progress towards gender equality. In this presentation, I will share my experience in navigating the landscape of academic science, from my undergraduate studies in Tehran to my current position in Groningen, with an emphasis on changing challenges faced by women and the role of mentorship. Addressing the diversity in fundamental sciences is a long-term challenge, and I am happy to take it on, one step at a time, both by doing the science and doing something for science.

    This event is for USC faculty, students, staff, and alumni.

    Please RSVP in advance for Zoom link.

    Location: Zoom Meeting

    WebCast Link: https://usc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_MxRMq5iOSuG-cQC7xiOJvg

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: USC WiSE


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