Community Support Group Honors Guest Speakers for Women's Conference

Media advisory for reception honoring guest speakers.

WHAT: Reception

WHEN: 5-7 p.m. Thursday (Feb. 28)

WHERE: International Cultural Center, 601 Indiana Ave.

EVENT: The Women’s Studies Community Connection, a community support group for the Women’s Studies Program at Texas Tech University, will hold a reception honoring the three guest speakers at the 24th Annual All University Conference on the Advancement of Women in Higher Education.

The conference, themed "The Face of Innovation: Women Changing the World in Science, Engineering and Medicine," runs from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 29 at the Student Union Building on the Texas Tech campus. The conference is sponsored annually by Texas Tech’s Women’s Studies Council and the Office of Women’s Studies.

Speakers are:

• Kimberlee Kearfott, a professor of nuclear engineering at the University of Michigan. Some of her work includes pioneering work in radon gas measurement and mitigation. She was the first to discover and mitigate elevated radon problems involving indoor air returns.

• Alice Hogan is the past program director for ADVANCE at the National Science Foundation. ADVANCE is designed to address the underrepresentation of women in academic science and engineering, particularly at the senior ranks.

• Anne MacLachlan is a senior researcher at University of California at Berkeley’s Center for Studies in Higher Education. Her research focuses on first generation underrepresented students and women in science, technology or engineering and math.

CONTACT: Charlotte C. Dunham, chairwoman for the event, Office of Women’s Studies, Texas Tech University, (806) 742-2401 ext. 226,