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
- CALL TO ORDER & ATTENDANCE
- - EEB/WiSTAR Women in Ecology and Conservation seminar series (February 9, 12:30-1:30 pm) Visit our Facebook page for more info! (http://facebook.com/utkcfwstem)
- -Darwin Day Parade on February 13 on the Hill. Dr. Stacey Smith to talk about plant evolution (costumes encouraged!) http://darwindaytn.org/
- Diversity Job Fair:
- UT Recycling - Jasmine Stefansky, Outreach Coordinator
Recylemania: http://recycle.utk.edu/projects/recyclemania/, Feb 6, need volunteers! Contact Jasmine at firstname.lastname@example.org if you’d like to help out!
End of March: Sustainability Art Show, submit art projects!
- 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. email@example.com 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)
- Need industry panelist (Navarro president/CEO is an option)
- AIP website list of women to give talks
- Advertise to Pellissippi State
Data & Statistics (Jasmine and Alannie): Data for research poster at symposium comparing UTK with other schools in our cohort and possibly the Top 25
- CALL FOR NEW BUSINESS
- Volunteers to hang call for abstracts flyers around campus (e-mail Mallory firstname.lastname@example.org), 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
- 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)!
- 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.
- Kate and Amanda will type up some ideas for a potential policy, where should we draw the line on whether or not to post/(re)tweet; should align with our mission; should cite sources; advocacy vs passing along information; possible check system in Slack
- Spring semester social! Need volunteer for planning. (e-mail Mallory)
- March for science knoxville visit facebook page
- OFFICER/COMMITTEE SLACK/ASANA REVIEW
- SUBCOMMITTEE BREAKOUT (5-10 min)