we strive to improve opportunities in science, engineering, and technology
for all citizens, we face challenges of inclusion and challenges of opportunity
that are in many ways more complex and more subtle, and therefore more
difficult to address... That is why we need a new strategy, in a new direction,
for human resource development in science and engineering."
National Science Foundation
Alliance Reports | Other Key Reports and Documents
World Engineering Convention, Women’s Forum
Shanghai, China November 2004.
The Women’s Forum included a variety of events targeting female and male scientists and
engineers from around the world and the general public. Events were held on November 2 and November 4, 2004.
The Global Alliance, Chinese Association for Science & Technology (CAST),
and Shanghai Association for Science & Technology
(SAST) invited engineers, scientists, and executives from all over the world to take part as speakers,
panelists, and participants in breakout sessions.
Hannover, Germany,June 2000.
During the EXPO 2000
in Hannover Germany, the first World Engineer’s Convention was held. Its special Forum
on Women in Science and Engineering co-hosted by the Global Alliance was international
in orientation and addressed issues facing women scientists and engineers and advocates
for a diverse workforce. It was unique because it integrated gender perspectives and
international dimensions of science, engineering, and technology. The Global Alliance
was invited to co-host and help in the design and implementation of the Symposium.
The primary goals of this forum were to establish a global collaboration with corporations,
educational institutions, government, and professional organizations to share strategies
for diversifying the workforce.
African Women in Secience and Engineering
The Global Alliance, through the University of Washington, received a $175,000
grant beginning January 2001 from the Engineering Information Foundation.
The grant was awarded for a proposal to conduct a pilot study to promote
the participation of women students and professionals in science and engineering
in Egypt, Mali, and Nigeria. The project was a collaborative partnership between
the University of Washington and AAAS (American Association for the Advancement of
- Final Report
Gender Research in Sweden (IGEPT)
IGEPT (Building and Sustaining Infrastructures for Gender Empowered Partnerships
in the Technological Fields) is a Swedish-American initiative to improve gender
equality in the technological fields, both in the workplace and in academia.
This working conference was developed to facilitate exchange of best practices
and promote innovation of new strategies to recruit, retain, and advance women in
the science and engineering workforce. Meetings were held in Stockholm in 2000
and in Boston in 2002.
-Executive Summary 2000
The following papers
were taken from presentations made at the Forum on Women in Science and
Technology, organized by the Global Alliance at the Beijing +5 Women's
Conference, June 2000, New York.
- Women’s Needs
This is a publication by AAAS highlighting Women’s contributions to science and technology world wide.
- For Such a Time as This...
by Wanda Ward, PhD
-Gender, Science and
by Marilyn Carr, PhD
Access to Science and Technical Education
by Irene Muloni
-Science and Technology with
by Indira Nair, PhD
& Minorities in Trade & Technology Forum in Seattle, WA on
October 16, 1999, featured prominent women and minorities in industry,
government, and academia. They will discuss challenges they faced in achieving
success in their fields. This event was hosted in collaboration with the
Seattle Host Organization for the World Trade Organization Ministerial
Conference in 1999.