Events

THE WOMEN AND MEN of Rensselaer have always been pioneers personally, locally, nationally and globally. Let us leverage our talents and abilities to continue to improve the lives of women in our communities and around the world.


UPCOMING EVENTS

WE’RE WAITING TO HEAR FROM YOU

What sorts of events do you want to see; what discussions do you want to have?  We are negotiating the possibility to do something BIG, something TEDTalk big on campus and we want you to be a part: email Dean Trzepacz at trzepj@rpi.edu if you’re interested in helping.


ONGOING

HALF THE SKY FACEBOOK GAME

A new Facebook adventure that raises awareness & funds to empower women & girls across the world. Players embark on a journey to complete quests & unlock real-life gifts from sponsors that reflect the important issues portrayed in the game.

As part of the Half the Sky Movement, “the documentary series introduces women and girls who are living under some of the most difficult circumstances imaginable — and fighting bravely to change them. Traveling with intrepid reporter Nicholas Kristof and A-list celebrity advocates America Ferrera, Diane Lane, Eva Mendes, Meg Ryan, Gabrielle Union and Olivia Wilde, the film reflects viable and sustainable options for empowerment and offers an actionable blueprint for transformation.” – from their website.


THINGS YOU MISSED

GIRL RISING SCREENING

4.30.13 | 7:00PM | Biotech Auditorium

This powerful film follows girls as they struggle in a world where they are denied an education because of their sex. We defy you to watch this trailer, to consider it and not be moved.


TAKE BACK THE NIGHT

4.24.13 | 7:00PM | Meeting behind Greene Building

Student Life at RPI and Russell Sage held the second annual Take Back the Night march against violence.


MISS REPRESENTATION

3.20.13 | 7:00PM – 9:00PM | DCC 318

Sponsored by numerous campus organizations and organized by the Women’s Mentor Program we ask you to join the entire campus and the Miss Representation movement as we explore the messages media send to women and how hurts us all.

100 WOMEN LEADERS IN STEM


3.6.13 | 1:00PM – 2:30PM | SHELNUTT GALLERY

Alex Blais from the RPI Health Center hosted this webinar with speakers: Senator Jeanne Shaheen, New Hampshire, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, New York, Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds, Iowa, Kathy Calvin, UN Foundation, Carey Smith, Honeywell , Adriane Brown, Intellectual Ventures, Robin Saitz, PTC, Linda Hallman, AAUW, Cindy Moss, Discovery Education, Betty Shanahan, Society of Women Engineers, Jeanne McCaherty, Cargill, Karen Davies, ATK, Tonie Leatherberry, Deloitte, Kimberly Reed, IFIC, Karen Peterson, National Girls Collaborative Project, Judy Vredenburgh, Girls Inc, Melissa Moritz, Teach for America.

Click here to see what one student participant had to say.


WHAT CAN THE STEM FIELDS LEARN FROM ATHLETICS AND TITLE IX?

2.13.13 | 1:00PM – 2:30PM | MOTHERS

A diverse panel representing athletics and those who have high profile jobs related to the STEM fields were joined by 65 students on campus in Mothers.

For more information about this event click here.


GIRL RISING & TEDxWOMEN INTEREST SESSION

3.19.13 | 7:00PM – 8:00PM | SHELNUTT GALLERY

Join the facebook event here.

Join Deans Pettengill and Trzepacz at this interest meeting, open to the entire campus community, and discuss bringing the film Girl Rising to campus. This powerful film follows the lives of girls throughout the world as they struggle in a world where they are denied an education because of their sex. We defy you to watch this trailer, to consider it and not be changed.

We will also discuss the possibility of hosting a TEDxWomen conference at RPI convening amazing speakers and TED’s incredible extant content.

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