Because of the generosity of our supporters and volunteers, the Flora Stone Mather Center for Women enjoyed a very successful 2010. We would like to share a few of our memorable moments. We thank you for your support.
New Staff Orientation
We kicked off the new academic year with our 2 day staff orientation at the Flora Stone Mather Center for Women. The full-time professional staff welcomes back 2 returning student interns (Abi Pink and Candace Martin), 3 new student interns (Victoria De Leon, Ana Martinez and Thea Harrison) and 2 graduate student assistants (Rachel Bryant and Tess Pottinger).
WISER's After-school Girls Science Club
WISER students met weekly with middle school girls from John Raper Elementary School (Spring 2010) or Citizen's Academy (Fall 2010) for hands-on STEM activities. Fun was had for all!
Mather Spotlight Prize: Women of Achievement Luncheon
This award, a certificate and a monetary prize, is given annually to women faculty scholars who are chosen by each school for their excellence in scholarship and research. We also recognized women faculty who have received tenure and promotion.
Men's Programming: Hunk, Hustler, Hardass: Masculinity in the Media
Each fall, the Flora Stone Mather Center for Women at Case Western Reserve University sponsors a program intended to increase dialogue between men and women around the subject of masculinity. In the past, programs and workshops have included topics that explore men's violence, gender stereotypes, and healthy relationships in the interest of reducing violence against women. This year, Dr. Matthew Ezzell presented an examination of media portrayal of men and their role in society.
WISER's Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day
As part of National Engineers Week, WISER hosted 45 middle school student from Cleveland for a day long visit to campus to experience hands-on activities in multiple labs in the Case School of Engineering. Through generous funding, we were able to provide students, teachers and chaperones with the day's activities, transportation, lunch, t-shirts and goodie bags.
International Women's Group
The International Women's Group started a successful mentoring program for it's members. Over 20 students were paired with professional mentors. The group also held several social events and field trips.
Women's Staff Leadership Development Initiative
The Women's Staff Leadership Development Initiative (WSLDI) offers women professional staff an opportunity to enhance and energize leadership and career development skills through education, coaching, and the building of professional networks. We congratulate the 11 women who completed the WSLDI program and look forward to their continued success.
WISER Peer Mentor and
Professional Mentor Programs
This year saw continued growth in both the Peer Mentor (73 pairs) and Professional Mentor (25 pairs) programs. The WISER Peer Mentor Programs pairs first year students with upper-class/graduate WISER students in their major or fields of interest. Upper-class and graduate students currently serving as a peer mentor are eligible for the Professional Mentor Program, which matches them with a local professional woman in their field of interest.
Introduce a Girl to Science
WISER hosted 60 middle school girls from Cleveland for our second annual 'Introduce a Girl to Science Day'. Students spent the day visiting various labs on campus and participating in hands-on experiences. Over 40 WISER students and 20 faculty/staff volunteered throughout the day. The event, including transportation, lunch, a t-shirt and all activities was provided at no cost to the students and their schools.
Women's History Month Translating the F Word
We celebrated women's history month with "Translating the F Word: Defining Feminism in a Multicultural Society". Our panel discussion examined feminism through the lens of race, class, gender, and sexuality, while discussing both work and personal experiences.