Online Resource Offers Resilience Training for Women in Science
CareerWISE to be demonstrated at NSF headquarters on Nov. 4
Arizona State University researchers are rolling out a pioneering resource that offers online personal resilience training for women in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields. The CareerWISE resource aims to strengthen women's skills in managing personal and interpersonal challenges along the way to completing STEM graduate degrees and entering careers.
The new website will be launched at a Nov. 4 briefing at the National Science Foundation headquarters in Arlington, Va.
The site is based on an extensive foundation of theory and research on psychological processes, environmental context, and personal behaviors that contribute to women's experiences in career paths. The website is an outgrowth of the CareerWISE program, an interdisciplinary research endeavor funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and housed at Arizona State University's School of Letters and Sciences. Led by Bianca L. Bernstein, CareerWISE seeks to address the loss of committed women from science and engineering doctoral programs.
The CareerWISE website will provide online coaching and psychological education to graduate students in STEM fields that can be, at times, unfriendly and isolating for women.
Key features of the site include:
On Nov. 4, there will be a briefing followed by a demonstration of the site.
Note: Reporters interested in attending should RSVP to Maria Zacharias in the Office of Legislative and Public Affairs by email or phone (703) 292-8454.
The National Science Foundation (NSF) is an independent federal agency that supports fundamental research and education across all fields of science and engineering. In fiscal year (FY) 2016, its budget is $7.5 billion. NSF funds reach all 50 states through grants to nearly 2,000 colleges, universities and other institutions. Each year, NSF receives more than 48,000 competitive proposals for funding and makes about 12,000 new funding awards. NSF also awards about $626 million in professional and service contracts yearly.
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