Cornell and University of Buffalo hosting monthly webinars on helping STEM students thrive

Patrice Prusko from Academic Technologies and colleagues at the University of Buffalo are organizing a series of monthly lunchtime online discussions as part of the Women in STEM Cooperative, on the theme of “The Next 10 Years: Helping STEM Students Thrive.” Each discussion is free and held between 12:00-1:30 pm Eastern time. Sessions will “feature the perspectives of national thought leaders and institutional representatives about expanding the participation of women in undergraduate STEM education at different scales.”

2017-2018 Sessions:

Higher Education Trends
October 11, 2017 from 12:00-1:30 pm

  • Lynne A. Molter, ScD, Swarthmore College
  • Julia Thom Levy, PhD, Cornell University
  • Elisabeth Etopio, PhD, University at Buffalo
  • Richard Lamb, PhD, University at Buffalo

Institutional Practices
November 8, 2017 from 12:00-1:30 pm


  • Nancy Shapiro, PhD, University System of Maryland
  • Renetta Tull, PhD, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
  • Letitia Thomas, PhD, University at Buffalo
  • Amy Godert, PhD, Cornell University

Learning Spaces
January 10, 2018 from 12:00-1:30 pm


  • Jeanne L. Narum, Learning Spaces Collaboratory
  • Rebecca Rotundo, MA, University at Buffalo
  • Lisa Stephens, PhD, Office of the SUNY Provost
  • Xin Li, University Librarian, Cornell University

Introductory Undergraduate Courses in STEM
February 14, 2018 from 12:00-1:30 pm


  • Jay Labov, PhD, National Research Council
  • Catherine Middlecamp, PhD, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Liesl Folks, PhD, MBA, University at Buffalo

Series Wrap
March 14, 2018 from 12:00-1:30 pm


  • Patrice Prusko, PhD, Cornell University
  • Kathleen Murphy, EdM, MBA, University at Buffalo
  • More speakers to be confirmed.