june, 2021

07jun1:15 PM1:55 PMPanel discussion

Speakers during this session

  • Dr. Kelly Mack

    Dr. Kelly Mack

    Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U)

    Kelly Mack is the vice president for undergraduate STEM education and the executive director of Project Kaleidoscope at the Association of American Colleges and Universities. Prior to this, Dr. Mack was the senior program director for the National Science Foundation (NSF) ADVANCE Program, where she facilitated the inclusion of issues targeting women of colour into the national discourse on gender equity in the STEM disciplines. Before that, as a Professor of Biology, she taught courses in Physiology and Endocrinology for 17 years at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore.

    URL https://www.aacu.org/contributor/kelly-mack

    Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U)

  • Professor Hanneke Takkenberg

    Professor Hanneke Takkenberg

    Erasmus University Rotterdam

    Hanneke Takkenberg is Professor of Management Education focusing on Women in Business at Rotterdam School of Management (RSM). She is co-executive director of the Erasmus Centre for Women and Organisations (ECWO) at RSM where she leads the centre’s research initiatives. Professor Takkenberg’s own research at RSM broadly focuses on network analysis, with a particular focus on women’s organisations as well as personal networks. She is involved in the Horizon2020 EQUAL4EUROPE research project that aims to develop and implement Gender Equality Plans in European Universities. Her work is broadly focused on empowering and connecting women to drive their individual careers forward, as well as achieving gender equality globally through advocacy and world leading research. Professor Takkenberg has won various awards for her effort to e.g. improve healthcare for women (both for patients and female medical doctors) and diversity and inclusion programs at RSM. She is currently chair of the Dutch Network of Women Professors (LNVH) board.

    URL https://www.rsm.nl/people/hanneke-takkenberg/

    Erasmus University Rotterdam

  • Professor Maria Vlasiou

    Professor Maria Vlasiou

    University of Twente and Eindhoven University of Technology

    Maria Vlasiou is a part-time full professor in the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science at the University of Twente and a part-time associate professor in the department of Mathematics and Computer Science at the Eindhoven University of Technology. She is also a research fellow of EURANDOM, the Dutch workshop centre focusing on statistics, probability theory and stochastic operations research. In addition, Professor Vlasiou is the president of the European Women in Mathematics – The Netherlands (EWM-NL), the Dutch association of female professional mathematicians. She is also the representative of the International Mathematical Union (IMU) committee for Women in Mathematics in the Netherlands.

    URL https://www.win.tue.nl/~mvlasiou/

    University of Twente and Eindhoven University of Technology

  • Professor Sera Markoff

    Professor Sera Markoff

    Anton Pannekoek Institute for Astronomy, University of Amsterdam

    Sera Markoff is Professor at the University of Amsterdam in Theoretical High-Energy Astrophysics. She strives to understand black holes, in particular how they act as powerful engines in the Universe that greatly impact their surroundings via the energy they release. Following her PhD in Theoretical Astrophysics from the University of Arizona in 2000, Sera held a Humboldt Research Fellowship at the Max Planck Institute for Radio Astronomy (Germany) and a National Science Foundation Astronomy & Astrophysics Postdoctoral Fellowship at MIT (USA). In 2006, she started as faculty at the UvA, leading a research group funded by, a.o., NWO Vidi and Vici grants. She was named a Fellow of the American Physical Society in 2014, and a Tinsley Centennial Visiting Professor at UT Austin in 2015, and is currently vice-chair of the Science Council of the Event Horizon Telescope collaboration that made the first image of a black hole. Parallel to her science work, Prof. Markoff is a strong believer in equity in STEM, and pursues many projects aimed at improving diversity. She recently won the first NWO Diversity Initiative Award for her work as instigator of the Altair project. The Altair project is a pilot aimed at introducing primary school children to science via classroom lessons and university visits.

    URL https://www.seramarkoff.com/

    Anton Pannekoek Institute for Astronomy, University of Amsterdam

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