The Gender Equity Committee wants to extend an invitation to participate in the National Science Foundation ADVANCE VAuLTS Partnership spring meeting on May 13-14 in the Memorial Union. This conference is being hosted by the Oregon Sea Grant and will explore the successful strategies of different types of leaders and will include keynote talks and facilitation by Dr. Ann Austin (author of Building Gender Equity in the Academy: Institutional Strategies for Change) and Dr. Jaime Lester.  We will also be hosting a “Change Leaders” panel that showcases the experiences of both grassroots and positional leaders on May 14 from 11-12:30.

The goals of the Values-Based Academic Leadership Trajectories for Women in STEM project include:

  • Increasing mid-career STEM women faculty engagement in career advancement and leadership
  • Supporting advancement of mid-career women faculty in STEM at the institutional level

More information including registration can be found here:

There are no conference fees. Contact Jenny Engels below with any questions you have.  

Jenny Engels, PhD (she/her)

Oregon Sea Grant Undergraduate Programs Coordinator & DEIJA Co-Lead, Oregon State University

Pacific Northwest ADVANCE Partnership Liaison, Oregon State University

Voicemail: (541) 737-2011  Cell: (808) 772-0331  Email:

1600 SW Western Boulevard, Room 334; Corvallis, OR 97333

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Tentative Conference Agenda:

Day 1: May 13, 2024 (Noon – 9:00 PM)

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM: Registration, Lunch, and Networking
1:00 PM – 1:30 PM: Welcome and Conference Overview
– Introduction to the VAuLTs Conference
– Objectives of the Gathering
1:30 PM – 2:30 PM: Keynote 1: “Creating More Inclusive and Equitable Organizations: Strategies for Fostering Systemic Organizational Change.”
2:45 PM – 3:15 PM: Break
3:15 PM – 4:00 PM: Breakout Groups
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM: Break Out Group Report Out Session
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM:  Break
6:30 PM– 7:15 PM: Dinner at hotel
7:15 PM– 8:15 PM: 
Lightning Talks
8:15 PM– 9:00 PM: Networking Break and Closing Day 1

Day 2: May 14, 2024 (8:30 AM – 4:00 PM)

8:45 AM – 9:30 AM: Breakfast
9:30 AM – 10:45 AM: Keynote 2: Change Leadership to Create More Equitable Organizations: Why and How Both Grassroots Leaders and Positional Leaders are Needed.
10:45 AM – 11:00 AM: Break
11:00 AM – 12:30 PM: Change Leaders Panel
12:30 PM – 1:30 PM: Lunch
1:30 PM – 2:15 PM: Breakout Groups
2:15 PM – 3:00 PM: Break Out Group Report Out Session
3:00 PM – 3:30 PM: Closing Remarks and Workshop Evaluation
– Reflecting on the Workshop Experience
– Collecting Feedback for Future Workshops

Please note that this agenda is subject to minor adjustments, and participants are encouraged to actively engage in discussions, networking, and group activities throughout the workshop to maximize their learning and collaboration opportunities.

What comes next in your professional journey after you complete your master’s degree or Ph.D.? Grad Career Week, April 15-19, helps you explore your options. Join us for a series of workshops designed to help you learn more about careers both inside and outside academia, how to add GTA experience to your resume and details about navigating the postdoc experience. Learn more and register:

Join the Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) for the Spring Poster Symposium (SPS) 2024on Thursday, May 16 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the Memorial Union Ballroom at Oregon State University’s Corvallis campus.  

Spring Poster Symposium (SPS) is an annual showcase for OSU undergraduates to present their research, scholarship, and creative projects to the broader university and Corvallis community. This event is open to community members and OSU faculty, staff, and students. Registration is not required. Light refreshments will be served.  

Students from all academic disciplines and across all years of study and stages of research will present research posters on a diverse range of topics and interests.  

For more information about this year’s symposium, visit:  If you have any questions, please contact  

We look forward to seeing you there! 

This award honors an outstanding Oregon State University inventor who has made a contribution leading to commercialization that significantly impacts their field and society. For details on the process, criteria and nomination form, please visit the OSU Advantage website: 2024 Faculty Innovator Award. Nominate yourself or someone you know that’s making an impact. Nominations are being accepted through April 19. The awardee will receive a $5,000 prize and desktop award, and their department/unit will also receive $5,000.

Applications for PCOSW scholarships to fund FY24 projects are now being accepted. The President’s Commission on the Status of Women provides funding to faculty, students and staff who are pursuing professional development, research, outreach or creative projects related to gender equity issues. The maximum amount offered is $1,000, although scholarships average $300, and funds are paid by reimbursement. Applications are due April 5. Visit for detailed guidelines and qualification requirements. Apply for a scholarship. Have a budget outline and project justification statement prepared before beginning the application. Questions? Contact

How to be a good host or guest: How do we harness podcasting for science communication? This panel presentation and workshop will give you practical advice on how you can use podcasting as a way to communicate science. Panelists will include Rachel Robertson (science communicator) and Desirée Tullos (professor) from College of Engineering. This workshop will be offered in person at Wilkinson Hall, via Zoom at the Mid-Valley STEM-CTE Hub’s MILL Makerspace (at LBCC), and via Zoom remotely. Please register for the session.Noon to 2 p.m., April 4, 129 Wilkinson Hall.

Trying to find a summer job or internship? Looking for the opportunity that will launch your career? Come network, learn and explore the possibilities with over 100 businesses, nonprofits and other employers at the Spring All-Industries Career and Internship Fair from 11 a.m.-3 p.m., April 17. This is the final career fair before summer break, and your chance to ask questions to professionals in your field, build your professional network and apply for jobs on the spot. Sign up here: