The Women in Science Resource Center shares space with the TOPS Program and is located in Smith Hall, Room 304. The Center contains a collection of books, videos and journal articles on different issues important to women in science. Video study guides in Physics, General Chemistry, Biology, Organic Chemistry, Calculus, and Algebra are available for use in the center. A computer and printer are also available.
The center is designed to provide a place for women in science to create a supportive community. Monthly meetings will allow faculty to:
Identify such barriers.
Share common experiences with peers, thereby reaffirming that none of us are alone in facing these barriers.
Focus discussions on topics identified by national women groups as being of concern:
Career options and opportunities
Balancing work and personal life
Networking and professional contacts
Self-image and self confidence
Educate and encourage faculty on how to address, support and make personal contributions to issues important to women.
Mentoring Program for Science Students:
Faculty volunteers will be assigned to women graduate and undergraduate students interested in pursuing a career in science. We plan to secure a grant to help us in this mission. It is our intention to form a Towson Chapter of the Association for Women in Science.
A Women in Science Forum will be held each year in the Spring semester to complement this program. Women scientists, faculty members, undergraduate and high school students interested in science are invited to attend. The format involves guest speakers discussing not only their research, but also describing their career paths and problems that they have encountered along the way. After lunch, participants attend discussion groups on a variety of topics related to career options, as well as a range of personal issues of concern that are common to working scientists.