Women’s History Month Speaker at Main Library

The Spring Speaker Series at the Libraries continues in March with Dr. Rhonda Magel of the Statistics department speaking on issues related to women in the sciences.

NDSU is a science-focused university with programs in biological, physical, and health sciences, which have a long history of being dominated by male students, but certain programs are changing. For example, the Pharmacy, Nursing, and Allied Sciences programs are now principally female. On the other hand, Engineering, Architecture, Agriculture, Science and Math still see primarily male enrollment. Even this semester, enrollment in the College of Engineering and Architecture was 85% male and only 15% female. Following the rise of the Women’s Liberation Movement in the 1960s, there is a misconception that women have already achieved equality in the workplace. We hope to educate students, staff and faculty about this false impression.

Join us in the Weber Reading Room on Monday, March 25th at 4pm to learn about the gap between male and female salaries in higher education. Dr. Magel will be presenting some past studies that have been done in relation to gender inequality in higher education as well as current research being conducted on the topic. In addition, as a member of Advance FORWARD , a group dedicated to the advancement of women faculty, Dr. Magel will speak about women in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) fields. This event is free and open to the public; refreshments will be served.

For more information, please contact Megan Richardson or Alicia Kubas.