Pipeline General Body Meeting Minutes

Wednesday, January 25th, 2017, 6 PM Greve Hall 408

Type of Meeting: General Body

Meeting Facilitator: Mallory Ladd

Invitees: All members

  1. CALL TO ORDER & ATTENDANCE
  2. ANNOUNCEMENTS

- Diversity Job Fair:

  1. GUESTS

- UT Recycling - Jasmine Stefansky, Outreach Coordinator

Recylemania: http://recycle.utk.edu/projects/recyclemania/, Feb 6, need volunteers! Contact Jasmine at jstefan1@utk.edu if you’d like to help out!

End of March: Sustainability Art Show, submit art projects!

  1. OFFICER REPORTS

WiSTAR3 (Ann): February 1, Dr. Wright speaks on respect in the classroom. February 9 6:30 Blue Slip Winery Wine tasting. Need officers for treasurer (2 volunteers) contact Ann to volunteer. ajenni10@vols.utk.edu    facebook.com/groups/WiSTAR3/

New officer introductions! (profiles on our website: http://cfwstem.weebly.com/meet-the-board.html)

Mentoring Program (Bri and Megan) Applications rolling deadline apply for mentor or mentee: http://cfwstem.weebly.com/mentoring.html 

Symposium Updates (Mal and Kate):

When: Tuesday, March 21st starting at 8 AM

Where: Hodges Library (presentation rooms will be posted on the website with the final schedule)

Who: All women in STEM encouraged to submit an abstract! Space is limited, so priority will go to UT students but with a larger venue this year, we hope we’ll be able to accommodate everyone (ORNL postdocs/staff scientists too)!

Important information: Abstracts due on Mar 1! Keynote - Dr. Amanda Bryant-Friedrich (University of Toledo, Dean of Graduate Studies)

Additional notes:

Data & Statistics (Jasmine and Alannie): Data for research poster at symposium comparing UTK with other schools in our cohort and possibly the Top 25

  1. CALL FOR NEW BUSINESS
  1. Volunteers to hang call for abstracts flyers around campus (e-mail Mallory mladd5@utk.edu), volunteers to help start calling around for donations to the symposium; volunteer to attend CFW meeting next Thursday, Feb. 2, from 12-1 pm in Hodges 605 to give update
  2. AWP Grant Ideas: big project, has to go to the project, not overhead; Erin Hardin, Psychology has a new grant (NSF) to recruit Appalachian/rural HS students into STEM; living learning community; currently in first year of program; we could send members to East TN high schools a couple times/semester or bring them to campus to meet us here, into a research env; another idea - professional development retreat for Pipeline members/UT women in STEM; idea - seminar series to bring speakers to campus. Email Nick if you have ideas for projects (submit in November)!
  3. When we first joined social media, the group decided to stay apolitical. Given the current political climate, do we want to readdress that decision? Are we interested in joining the conversation about past/current/future policies that affect women in STEM? Examples from Twitter: 500 Women Scientists, Women’s March, Scientist’s March on Washington, 314action, Emerge.
  1. Spring semester social! Need volunteer for planning. (e-mail Mallory)
  2. March for science knoxville visit facebook page
  1. ADJOURN
  2. OFFICER/COMMITTEE SLACK/ASANA REVIEW
  3. SUBCOMMITTEE BREAKOUT (5-10 min)