Nebraska Women in STEM: Listen then Act Report Overview
Presented by: Amanda McGill Johnson & Sasha Forsen
Lunch will be served at 11:45am
Presentation will begin at noon
This meeting will be In-Person with a Virtual Option
This meeting will be held at the Scott Conference Center (6450 Pine Street in Aksarben). Free Parking in Lot 9 across street (Figure included below). Please submit any unique diet requests a week in advance.
A virtual Zoom Option will also be available. Virtual meeting log-in information will be sent approximately 2 hours prior to the start of the meeting:
Presenter: Amanda McGill Johnson
Amanda McGill Johnson is the Executive Director of Nebraska Cures, a nonprofit that promotes, supports and advocates for science and research. She is a former Nebraska State Senator, a member of the Millard School Board, and is passionate about issues facing women and families.
Presentation: Listen then Act / The Report
A large and vibrant science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) workforce has a range of benefits for the economic and social well-being of communities; yet, women continue to be underrepresented in these occupations.
In partnership with the Center for Public Affairs Research (CPAR) at the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO), Bio Nebraska, and Nebraska Cures sponsored an extensive qualitative research initiative to better understand the challenges and opportunities for women working in STEM occupations in Nebraska. In order to hear the lived experiences of women working in STEM, researchers at UNO CPAR conducted 48 in-depth, semi-structured interviews with women working in STEM occupations and residing in Nebraska