August 7, 2012

Women obtaining tenure subject of Aug. 8 lecture from San Francisco State University provost

Susan Rosser, provost and executive vice president of Academic Affairs at San Francisco State University, will speak at Vanderbilt University Aug. 8 at 3 p.m. in 208 Light Hall.

Rosser is a renowned researcher of women in science and engineering who investigates the causes into why so few women obtain tenure at universities. She advocates that with the United States losing its lead in science and technology, it is imperative that we understand the biases and barriers that prevent women from advancing in science and engineering.

Rosser’s recent book, released in March, titled “Breaking into the Lab: Engineering Careers for Women in Science,” will be the topic of her seminar. All faculty, postdoctoral fellows and graduate students are invited to attend.

Sponsored by the Women on Track, Office of Faculty Affairs, and the Biomedical Research Education and Training (BRET) office.