AWIS DC for our July Book Club!
Saturday, July 30, 2022!
A Lab of One’s Own: One Woman’s Personal Journey Through Sexism in Science by Dr. Rita Colwell
“If you think sexism thrives only on Wall Street or Hollywood, you haven’t visited a lab, a science department, a research foundation, or a biotech firm” – From the Publisher’s website
Event: July Book Club: A conversation with the author!
Date: Saturday, July 30, 2022
Time: 1 PM EDT
Where: Zoom AND in-person at UMD (University of Maryland) – College Park (full address below)
In-Person RSVP: Eventbrite (Snacks will be provided in-person)
Zoom link information posted below and will also be provided upon registration.
We are excited to host a hybrid ‘Conversation With The Author’ at UMD College Park with Dr. Colwell!
We will meet in room 3118 Biomolecular Sciences Bldg 296 (see webmap) and discuss her book A Lab of One’s Own: One Woman’s Personal Journey Through Sexism in Science. Being a Saturday, parking is unrestricted.
Rita Colwell is one of the top scientists in America: the groundbreaking microbiologist who discovered how cholera survives between epidemics and the former head of the National Science Foundation. But when she first applied for a graduate fellowship in bacteriology, she was told, “We don’t waste fellowships on women.” A lack of support from some male superiors would lead her to change her area of study six times before completing her PhD.
A Lab of One’s Own is an “engaging” (Booklist) book that documents all Colwell has seen and heard over her six decades in science, from sexual harassment in the lab to obscure systems blocking women from leading professional organizations or publishing their work. Along the way, she encounters other women pushing back against the status quo, including a group at MIT who revolt when they discover their labs are a fraction of the size of their male colleagues.
A Lab of One’s Own is “an inspiring read for women embarking on a career or experiencing career challenges” (Library Journal, starred review) that shares the sheer joy a scientist feels when moving toward a breakthrough, and the thrill of uncovering a whole new generation of female pioneers. It is the science book for the #MeToo era, offering an astute diagnosis of how to fix the problem of sexism in science—and a celebration of women pushing back.”
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Meeting ID: 838 3029 8761
UMD – College Park address*:
Room 3118 Biomolecular Sciences Bldg 296
8314 Paint Branch Dr
College Park, MD 20742
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