Norwich University hosts ‘Celebrating Women in Science’



Vermont Business Magazine The Center for Global Resilience & Security at the University of Norwich is hosting “Celebrating Women in Science”, a virtual panel discussion and networking event on November 8, as well as a screening of the film “Picture A Scientist” on November 9.

Both events are free and open to the public. Please register for the roundtable here:

At 1 p.m. on November 8, join the Center for Global Resilience and Security for a virtual roundtable and mentor networking event. At 7:00 p.m. on November 9 at the Mack Hall Auditorium, join us for a screening of “Imagine a scientist“, A documentary film which” chronicles the tidal wave of researchers writing a new chapter for women scientists; »A preselection round table begins at 6.15 p.m.

November 8 Speakers include:

Dr Tara Kulkarni is the Director of the Center for Global Resilience and Security (CGRS) at the University of Norwich. She received the 2019 Homer L. Dodge Award for Teaching Excellence and is the 2017 Board of Fellows Award recipient. She holds a PhD in Civil Engineering from Florida State University and is a Chartered Professional Engineer with over 15 years of experience in state government, management consulting, and academia. As Director of CGRA, she leads several funded projects related to Dog River Conservancy, Energy Resilience, Environmental Security, Resilient Vermont Network, Norwich Humanities Initiative, and Wastewater-Based Epidemiology Initiative.

Dr Amy S. Welch received his PhD from the Center for Sport and Exercise Science at the University of Leeds (UK) in 2007, after completing his Masters of Science and BSc in Sport and Exercise Science from the University of Sheffield Hallam (United Kingdom). His current research interests focus on understanding the psychophysiological responses to psychological stress and the use of behavioral strategies to alleviate this stress. As an educator, she frequently uses experiential learning techniques and strategies that encourage intrinsic motivation. Its main goal is to bridge the gap between science and practice, to help students graduate as independent learners who can consult reliable evidence to find solutions to problems.

Dr Karen Hinkle, in his role as Associate Rector, oversees the Office of Academic Research and its sponsored programs, the undergraduate research program, the honors program and three research centers: the Norwich University Center for Global Resilience and Security, the John and Mary Frances Patton Peace & War Center and the Center for Cybersecurity and Forensics Education and Research. She has received over half a million dollars in extramural awards through the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation for her research in cell biology, which focuses on protein-to-protein interactions that regulate cell growth. As a teacher, Hinkle has mentored nearly 40 undergraduates and several high school students in their own research.

Dr Allison Neal studies parasites, in particular how they interact with each other and with their hosts. She received her BA and PhD in Biology from the University of Vermont. Neal’s research on parasite evolution and ecology is currently focused on trematodes in Vermont, although she is also working with lizard malaria parasites in California (this was the subject of her doctoral work. ). This research combines fieldwork, microscopy and population genetics. Neal and his students collect snails and catch lizards, examine amazing parasites under a microscope, and analyze the genetics of the parasites and their hosts. Neal teaches a variety of courses in Norwich, including parasitology, ecology, evolution, genetics, microbiology, and introductory biology. She also co-leads the Vermont Science Fair and enjoys involving students of all ages in science.

Dr Marie Little Fawn Agan is a lecturer and laboratory coordinator for the College of Science and Mathematics, University of Norwich, where she has been a faculty member since 2018. She received her undergraduate degree from St. Michael’s College, where she was a recipient of the ‘a Howard Buxton Fellowship, and is currently pursuing several graduate degrees in analytical chemistry, public health, and medical laboratory sciences with aspirations for a doctorate. His research interests lie in the field of wastewater monitoring, ranging from theory to analytical techniques to the implementation of public health measures.

Dr Page C. Spiess received a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry (ACS Certified) from Eckerd College, as well as a Master of Science and Doctorate in Pharmacology and Toxicology from the University of California, Davis. Over the past few years, Spiess has also developed several new courses for Norwich, including Chemistry of Weapons of Mass Destruction, and has worked with the College of Graduate and Continuing Studies to develop online offerings of CH101 / CH102 courses for the RN to BSN program. Spiess was named an inaugural member of the Norwich Institute for Innovation in Teaching and Learning in 2021, and also chairs the Norwich Campus Academic Integrity Committee. Spiess research covers human diseases and environmental toxicology.

Dr Darlene Olsen is Charles A. Dana professor of mathematics and Norwich coordinator for the Vermont Biomedical Research Network. She is the recipient of the 2013 Homer L. Dodge Award for Excellence in Teaching. His current research areas are biostatistics and mathematics and statistics pedagogy. Olsen has received research grants through the Vermont Biomedical Research Work, served as a statistical consultant, and published work in several research journals. She received her Ph.D. in Mathematics from the State University of New York, Albany in 2003. She also holds an MSc in Biometrics and Statistics (2001) and an MSc in Mathematics (1997) from the University. from Albany and a bachelor’s degree in mathematics. (1994) by SUNY Geneseo.

Dr Karen Supan, joined the faculty of the David Crawford School of Engineering in 2012 and is now its director. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Minnesota State University, a Master of Science degree from the Institute of Paper Science and Technology, and a PhD from the University of Florida.

State Senator Kesha Ram Hinsdale, D- Burlington, represents the County of Chittenden. She received a Bachelor of Science in Natural Resource Planning and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Vermont in 2008 and received her Masters of Public Administration from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government in 2018. Her career in Vermont covered preschool education. , legal advocacy for victims of domestic violence and municipal civic engagement. She is currently working to strengthen social equity and inclusion in non-profit organizations, businesses, school districts and municipalities. She served in the Vermont House of Representatives on behalf of Burlington, Chittenden District 6-4 from 2008 to 2016, where she served on the General House, Housing and Military Affairs and Ways and Means committees, and in as vice-president of the Chamber of Natural Resources. & Energy Commission. She has also served as co-chair of the Vermont Attorney General‘s Immigration Task Force and on the Boards of Directors of Emerge Vermont, Main Street Alliance of Vermont, Planned Parenthood of Northern New England, Regenerative Food Network. and Vermont Natural. Resource Council.

State Senator Virginia “Ginny” Lyons, D-Williston, represents Chittenden County. She was educated at Drew University, Rutgers University and the University of Vermont, where she received her PhD. She is a college professor with over 30 years of teaching, research and administration experience in the biological sciences, most notably at Trinity College, Vermont. Lyons chaired the Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Energy between 2003 and 2013, guiding Vermont’s early response to climate change, renewable energy development, stormwater protection, land use planning and reduction of toxic substances in the environment. Lyons chairs the Senate Health and Welfare Committee; its legislation reflects a commitment to people, with an emphasis on policies aimed at reducing trauma and toxins negatively affecting children and human development. Its legislation includes prevention and the link between medical care and community services. She works to reform health care for universal access, better quality and affordable costs. Lyons sits on several boards of directors and community organizations.

Learn more about “Imagine a Scientist”:

Biologist Nancy Hopkins, chemist Raychelle Burks, and geologist Jane Willenbring take viewers on a journey to the heart of their own scientific experiments, ranging from brutal harassment to years of subtle affronts. Along the way, from cramped laboratories to spectacular field stations, we meet leading scientists – including social scientists, neuroscientists and psychologists – who offer new perspectives on how to make science itself more. diverse, fair and open to all. “

There is a preselection roundtable starting at 6:15 p.m., which will be moderated by three scholarship students from the Center for Global Resilience and Security: Renata De Paiva, Camryn Anderson and Angela Samohuallpa Esenarro.

The University of Norwich is a diverse academic institution that educates students and adults of traditional age in a cadet corps and as civilians. Norwich offers a wide selection of traditional and distance learning programs leading to bachelor’s and graduate degrees. The University of Norwich was founded in 1819 by Captain Alden Partridge of the United States Army and is the oldest private military college in the United States. Norwich is one of six senior military colleges in our country and the home of the Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC).

Source: NORTHFIELD, Vermont – University of Norwich 11.1.2021



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