APPENDIX A

The National Academies

Committee on Science, Engineering, and Public Policy


Committee on Maximizing the Potential of Women in Academe

CONVOCATION ON BIOLOGICAL, SOCIAL, AND ORGANIZATIONAL CONTRIBUTIONS TO SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING SUCCESS


December 9, 2005


National Academy of Sciences Building 2101 Constitution Avenue, NW Washington, DC

AGENDA

9:00

Welcome

 

Wm. A. Wulf, President, National Academy of Engineering

9:05

Keynote: Factors that Determine Success in Science and Engineering Careers

 

Donna Shalala [IOM], Chair, Committee on Maximizing the Potential of Women in Academe

9:45

Plenary Discussion 1: Cognitive and Biological Contributions

 

Moderator: Ana Mari Cauce, member, Committee on Maximizing the Potential of Women in Academe

  • Gender similarities

    Janet Hyde, Department of Psychology, University of Wisconsin-Madison

  • Sexual dimorphism in the developing brain

    Jay Giedd, National Institute of Mental Health, NIH

  • Environment-genetic interactions in the adult brain: effects of stress on learning

    Bruce McEwen [NAS/IOM], The Rockefeller University

  • Biopsychosocial contributions to cognitive performance

    Diane Halpern, Berger Institute for Work, Family, and Children, Claremont McKenna College

11:15

Break



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