AUSTIN, Texas — Five prominent women scientists will offer success strategies for female science students who want to break into industrial careers from noon to 2 p.m. Friday (Sept. 18) at The University of Texas at Austin.
The event, titled, “Industrial Careers in Science and Technology,” will take place in the Molecular Biology Building (MBB) Room 1.210. A light lunch will be provided.
Panelists will include: Amber Hinkle of Bayer Corp. in Houston; Susan Longacre of Texaco in Houston; Gail McCarthy of the Electric Power Research Institute in Palo Alto, Calif.; Cherry Murray, of Lucent Technologies in Murray Hill, N.J.; and Karen Shewbart, of Dow Chemical in Freeport, Texas. Mary Ann Rankin, dean of the College of Natural Sciences and a professor of zoology at UT, will act as moderator.
Hinkle is the project coordinator for the Plastics Quality Laboratory at Bayer Corp. Longacre, who received her B.S. and Ph.D. in geology from UT, is a senior scientist and honorary fellow at Texaco. Murray is director of the physical research laboratory at Lucent Technologies. Shewbart is director of manufacturing and engineering learning resources at Dow Chemical.
The panel discussion is part of the “Women in Science” seminar course currently being offered for the first time at UT. The purpose of the seminar is to examine women’s contributions to the sciences, women’s career development and issues facing female professionals.
The discussion is co-sponsored by the Dean’s Office in the College of Natural Sciences, the Center for Women’s Studies, the department of physics, Dean’s Scholars, Advanced Micro Devices, and the Texas Ex-Students’ Association.