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Suggested Citation:"Appendix A: Workshop Agenda." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2020. The Inclusion of Women in STEM in Kuwait and the United States: Proceedings of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/25820.
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Appendix A

Workshop Agenda

October 28–29, 2019
National Academy of Sciences
2101 Constitution Avenue
Washington, D.C.

Monday, October 28, 2019

Room: NAS 120

9:00 – 9:30 AM Welcome by Committee Chairs

Hayfaa Almudhaf, Senior Advisor, Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research (KISR)

Sapna Cheryan, Professor of Psychology, University of Washington

Opening Remarks from the National Academies Leadership

Jim Hinchman, Acting Executive Officer, National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine

Opening Remarks from KFAS Leadership

Dr. Adnan Shihab-Eldin, Director General, Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences

Suggested Citation:"Appendix A: Workshop Agenda." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2020. The Inclusion of Women in STEM in Kuwait and the United States: Proceedings of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/25820.
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Opening Remarks from the Kuwait Embassy in the U.S.

Nawaf Al-Enezi, Deputy Chief of Mission, Kuwait Embassy in the U.S.

9:30 – 9:50 AM Background Knowledge: Women in STEM Kuwait and the U.S.

Perspective from Kuwait

Hayfaa Almudhaf, Senior Advisor, KISR

Perspective from the U.S.

Sapna Cheryan, Professor of Psychology, University of Washington

9:50 – 10:40 AM Session 1: The challenges and barriers facing women to enter and thrive in the science, engineering, and medical professions in both the U.S. and Kuwait

Session chairs: Ameenah Farhan, Kuwait University; Sapna Cheryan, University of Washington

  • Future road map for the impact of Arab women in STEM Fields: Challenges and opportunities

    Nagwa El-Badri, Zewail City of Science and Technology, Egypt

  • How to lead female researchers in a masculine community

    Malak Abed, King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia

  • Narratives of women in a man’s world: A sociolinguistic case study of engineering students in Kuwait

    Munirah AlAjlan, Kuwait University

10:40 – 10:55 AM Q&A and Discussion

Moderators: Nour AlSabeeh, Kuwait University; Sapna Cheryan, University of Washington

10:55 – 11:10 AM Coffee Break
Suggested Citation:"Appendix A: Workshop Agenda." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2020. The Inclusion of Women in STEM in Kuwait and the United States: Proceedings of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/25820.
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11:10 AM – 12:00 PM Session 1 - Continued: The challenges and barriers facing women to enter and thrive in the science, engineering, and medical professions in both the U.S. and Kuwait
  • The acquisition and consequences of the “brilliance=men” stereotype

    Lin Bian, Cornell University

  • Challenges of Black women in the health-care industry

    Adia Wingfield, Washington University in St. Louis

  • Gender and careers: Work-family challenges, choices, and interventions

    Erin Kelly, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

12:00 – 12:15 PM Q&A and Discussion
12:15 – 1:15 PM Lunch
1:15 – 2:00 PM Session 2: Evidence of effective programs, practices, and models in both countries for recruiting women in science, engineering, and medicine

Session chairs: Hayfaa Almudhaf, KISR; Sonya Smith, Howard University

  • Beacon on a hill: From AUB to the Arab world influencing a region one STEM project at a time

    Lama Moussawi, American University of Beirut

  • Pioneering the empowerment of young female engineers in Kuwait

    Amani S. Bu-Qammaz, Kuwait University

  • Perceived macro and meso barriers to Kuwaiti women’s career advancement

    Ikhlas Abdalla, Kuwait University

2:00 – 2:30 PM Q&A and Discussion

Moderators: Alia Marafie, Kuwait University; Sonya Smith, Howard University

Suggested Citation:"Appendix A: Workshop Agenda." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2020. The Inclusion of Women in STEM in Kuwait and the United States: Proceedings of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/25820.
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2:30 – 3:00 PM Coffee Break
3:00 – 4:00 PM Session 2 - Continued: Evidence of effective programs, practices, and models in both countries for recruiting women in science, engineering, and medicine
  • Efforts to identity and implement data-driven policies and practices that increase diversity and retention

    Janet Malley, University of Michigan

  • Improving the inclusion of women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics; supporting structural change programs

    Alice Hogan, Independent Higher Education Consultant

  • Effective programs to attract and prepare women to major in a science-related discipline

    Yasmine Kanaan, Howard University

  • Astronomical evolution through grassroots efforts

    Dara Norman, National Optical Astronomy Observatory (NOAO)

4:00 – 4:30 PM Q&A and Discussion
4:30 – 5:00 PM Keynote Address

The Road from Damascus: Personal and Scientific Journey

Huda Akil, Co-Director and Research Professor, MBNI; Distinguished University Professor; Quarton Professor of Neurosciences; Department of Psychiatry, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

5:00 – 6:30 PM Reception
Suggested Citation:"Appendix A: Workshop Agenda." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2020. The Inclusion of Women in STEM in Kuwait and the United States: Proceedings of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/25820.
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Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Room: NAS 125

9:00 – 11:00 AM Session 3: Curricula structure and how it affects the attrition of women in STEM in the U.S., Kuwait, and Arab world

Session chairs: Hala AlEssa, Kuwait University; Maria Charles, University of California, Santa Barbara

9:00 – 9:45 AM
  • Opportunities of Kuwaiti females in STEM undergraduate majors

    Abrar Al-Awadhi, Kuwait University

  • What are the motivating factors for students entering STEM field majors in Kuwait?

    Hessa Amin, FAWSEC Educational Company

  • Investigating representations of gender in STEM in school textbooks in Kuwait

    Zaha AlSuwailan, Kuwait University

9:45 – 10:15 AM Q&A and Discussion

Moderators: Hala AlEssa, Kuwait University; Maria Charles, University of California, Santa Barbara

10:15 – 10:30 AM Coffee Break
10:30 – 11:15 AM Session 3 - Continued: Curricula structure and how it affects the attrition of women in STEM in the U.S., Kuwait, and Arab world
  • Aligning students’ science achievement and expectations to pursue STEM careers: The role of curricular standardization

    Claudia Buchmann, Ohio State University

  • What inhibits women’s entry to STEM fields and what could change it?

    Yingyi Ma, Syracuse University

  • Curricular pathways from school to STEM labor force in the U.S.

    Chandra Muller, University of Texas at Austin

Suggested Citation:"Appendix A: Workshop Agenda." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2020. The Inclusion of Women in STEM in Kuwait and the United States: Proceedings of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/25820.
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11:15 – 12:00 PM Q&A and Discussion
12:00 – 1:00 PM Lunch
1:00 – 3:30 PM Debrief and planning for Kuwait 2020 workshop (organizing committee and staff only)
Suggested Citation:"Appendix A: Workshop Agenda." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2020. The Inclusion of Women in STEM in Kuwait and the United States: Proceedings of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/25820.
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Suggested Citation:"Appendix A: Workshop Agenda." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2020. The Inclusion of Women in STEM in Kuwait and the United States: Proceedings of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/25820.
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Suggested Citation:"Appendix A: Workshop Agenda." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2020. The Inclusion of Women in STEM in Kuwait and the United States: Proceedings of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/25820.
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Suggested Citation:"Appendix A: Workshop Agenda." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2020. The Inclusion of Women in STEM in Kuwait and the United States: Proceedings of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/25820.
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Suggested Citation:"Appendix A: Workshop Agenda." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2020. The Inclusion of Women in STEM in Kuwait and the United States: Proceedings of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/25820.
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Suggested Citation:"Appendix A: Workshop Agenda." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2020. The Inclusion of Women in STEM in Kuwait and the United States: Proceedings of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/25820.
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Women in the United States and Kuwait have made advances as researchers and leaders in science, engineering, and medical disciplines, yet challenges and barriers remain to enter and advance in these fields in both countries. Building on recent collaborations, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine and the Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences agreed on convening two workshops to identify evidence-based practices and resources for improving the inclusion of women as full participants in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.This publication summarizes the presentations and discussion from the first workshop, held October 28-29, 2019, in Washington, D.C.

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