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This is a presentation that was part of the April, 2007 Rice University NSF Advance Career Success Workshop for Faculty Women in Engineering and Natural Science. This presentation focused on reporting the status of women faculty at Rice University.

Workshop Authors: Kathy Collins and Mikki Hebl, Rice University.

Slide 1: the status of women at rice

  • History of STEM Women at Rice
  • Current Snapshot of STEM Women
  • STEM Comparisons with Other Schools
  • The 2001 Climate Survey: A Summary
  • Important Questions to Consider
  • Ongoing Research and Initiatives
  • Conclusions

Slide 2: history of women at rice

  • Alice Crowell Dean was a teaching fellow in Math (and acting librarian) after graduating from the first class of Rice in 1916.
  • It was not until 1950, that the first woman --Katherine Fischer Drew-- joined the faculty full time (History) and in 1962 was the first to achieve tenure. She graduated from Rice in 1944.

The lombard laws

"Places the Lombard laws in their historical context, showing the importance of barbarian codes, the development of the Lombard policy and society in the early Middle Ages, and the use of laws as sources for these topics. . . . The translation is excellent." --- Katherine Fischer Drew, Translator (1973)

Slide 3: history of women faculty in sciences and engineering at rice university

Women did not join the faculty full time in Science and Engineering until 1965.

  • 1965: Krystyna Ansevin, assistant professor in Biology
  • 1971: Mary Wheeler (Rice Phd), instructor in CAAM
  • 1972: Panayota Kazakos, assistant professor in Electrical Engineering
  • 1972: Kathleen Matthews, assistant professor in Biochemistry
  • 1974: Meera Blattner, assistant professor in CAAM
  • 1977: Yildiz Bayatizoglu, assistant professor in MEMS
  • 1978: Pat Reiff, assistant professor in Space Science
  • 1978: Susan Berget, assistant professor in Biochemistry

Slide 4: 15 women hired in stem (25% of all hires) in the last 5 years (2001-06)

Natural Sciences

  • Recruited 39 positions
  • Offers to women: 12
  • Offers to men: 29
  • Filled 26 positions
    • 6 were women (23% of total hires)
    • 50% acceptance rate (women)
    • 69% acceptance rate (men)


  • Recruited 46 positions
  • Offers to women: 17
  • Offers to men: 42
  • Filled 33 positions
    • 9 were women (27% of total hires)
    • 53% acceptance rate (women)
    • 57% acceptance rate (men)

Slide 5: history on departures in stem

Seven women and 58 men resigned since 1992 in STEM

  • Natural Sciences
    • Two women resigned
    • 18 men resigned
  • Engineering
    • Five women resigned
    • 40 men resigned

Slide 6: a current snapshot

A current snapshot

Slide 7: how does rice stem compare with other advance schools?

Advance Institutions 2005 Faculty 2005 Women 2005 % Women
Engineering 101 13 13%
Sciences 118 18 15%
Case Western
Engineering 115 13 11%
Sciences 126 34 27%
Engineering 145 12 8%
Sciences 178 26 15%
Georgia Tech
Engineering 684 96 14%
Sciences 353 67 19%

Slide 8: rice stem faculty by rank

(in 2005-06, women were 16.5% of stem faculty)
Rank Men Women % Women
Full Professors
Science 60 8 11.7%
Engineering 55 8 12.7%
Associate Professors
Science 16 1 5.8%
Engineering 14 1 6.6%
Assistant Professors
Science 24 9 27.2%
Engineering 19 4 17.4%
Total 188 31 14.2%

Questions & Answers

Is there any normative that regulates the use of silver nanoparticles?
Damian Reply
what king of growth are you checking .?
What fields keep nano created devices from performing or assimulating ? Magnetic fields ? Are do they assimilate ?
Stoney Reply
why we need to study biomolecules, molecular biology in nanotechnology?
Adin Reply
yes I'm doing my masters in nanotechnology, we are being studying all these domains as well..
what school?
biomolecules are e building blocks of every organics and inorganic materials.
anyone know any internet site where one can find nanotechnology papers?
Damian Reply
sciencedirect big data base
Introduction about quantum dots in nanotechnology
Praveena Reply
what does nano mean?
Anassong Reply
nano basically means 10^(-9). nanometer is a unit to measure length.
do you think it's worthwhile in the long term to study the effects and possibilities of nanotechnology on viral treatment?
Damian Reply
absolutely yes
how to know photocatalytic properties of tio2 nanoparticles...what to do now
Akash Reply
it is a goid question and i want to know the answer as well
characteristics of micro business
for teaching engĺish at school how nano technology help us
Do somebody tell me a best nano engineering book for beginners?
s. Reply
there is no specific books for beginners but there is book called principle of nanotechnology
what is fullerene does it is used to make bukky balls
Devang Reply
are you nano engineer ?
fullerene is a bucky ball aka Carbon 60 molecule. It was name by the architect Fuller. He design the geodesic dome. it resembles a soccer ball.
what is the actual application of fullerenes nowadays?
That is a great question Damian. best way to answer that question is to Google it. there are hundreds of applications for buck minister fullerenes, from medical to aerospace. you can also find plenty of research papers that will give you great detail on the potential applications of fullerenes.
what is the Synthesis, properties,and applications of carbon nano chemistry
Abhijith Reply
Mostly, they use nano carbon for electronics and for materials to be strengthened.
is Bucky paper clear?
carbon nanotubes has various application in fuel cells membrane, current research on cancer drug,and in electronics MEMS and NEMS etc
so some one know about replacing silicon atom with phosphorous in semiconductors device?
s. Reply
Yeah, it is a pain to say the least. You basically have to heat the substarte up to around 1000 degrees celcius then pass phosphene gas over top of it, which is explosive and toxic by the way, under very low pressure.
Do you know which machine is used to that process?
how to fabricate graphene ink ?
for screen printed electrodes ?
What is lattice structure?
s. Reply
of graphene you mean?
or in general
in general
Graphene has a hexagonal structure
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what is biological synthesis of nanoparticles
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