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Announcing the 2016 LPSC Susan Niebur WiPS Networking Event!

March 8, 2016

Eighth Annual Susan Niebur Women in Planetary Science Event at LPSC

Wednesday, 6:00 to 7:30 p.m., Waterway 5, Woodlands Waterway Marroitt (LPSC Conference Venue, Houston, TX)

Everyone has implicit or unconscious biases shaped by societal expectations and past experiences. These biases can influence evaluation and judgement, in either a positive or negative way. Studies have shown that unconscious bias can negatively affect the careers of women and other minorities in STEM fields. In addition to raising awareness about best practices, this event is meant as a springboard for implementing positive change in our community. We welcome everyone’s input on this important topic. RSVP (not required, but requested so we will have an idea about attendance numbers), and updated information: http://bit.ly/WIPS_2016

Light refreshments will be provided thanks to generous support from the Division for Planetary Sciences (thank you!!!).

Approximate Schedule:

– 6:00 – Snacks and networking
– 6:10 – Opening Remarks
– 6:15 – Presentation by Gale Allen (Deputy Chief Scientist) on NASA’s demographic data initiative
– 6:30 – Implicit bias training by Implicit bias training by Meagan Thompson (NASA Senior Scientist and Program Officer)
– 7:00 to 7:30 – Group announcements and discussion

Formal event goes from 6:00-7:30.  We have the room until 8 for those who wish to continue small group discussions.

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