Christina Smolke

Event Information

Date & Time
March 17, 2016 -
11:45am to 1:00pm
Serra House
589 Capistrano Way
94305 Stanford , CA
California US

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Faculty Fellows' Lunch Featuring Christina Smolke


Christina Smolke: "Increasing the Percentage of Women Graduate Students and Faculty in STEM Fields: A Conversation about Programs and Best Practices."

Professor Christina Smolke will lead an interactive conversation about her on-going research on the low representation of women faculty members in the School of Engineering and STEM fields.  Smolke has recognized a substantial drop-off in the percentage of women as one moves from undergrad, to graduate student, to faculty.  Students may graduate without having had a female faculty member as a course instructor, despite departments and leadership recognizing this problem. What filters do departments put in place when identifying and screening top applicants? What are the expectations of top junior faculty candidates?  Why are women faculty members not winning searches?  Join Smolke as she identifies practices and programs that can effectively address this critical issue.

Christina Smolke is Associate Professor Bioengineering and, by courtesy, Chemical Engineering.

Stanford faculty are invited to join us for lunch and a discussion.  Please RSVP to Wendy Skidmore if you would like to attend.  


    • Associate Professor, Bioengineering and Chemical Engineering
    • Associate Chair of Education, Bioengineering and Chemical Engineering
    • W.M. Keck Foundation Faculty Scholar, Bioengineering and Chemical Engineering
    • Faculty Research Fellow, 2015-16
    Christina D. Smolke is an Associate Professor, Associate Chair of Education, and W.M. Keck Foundation Faculty Scholar in the Department of Bioengineering and, by courtesy, Chemical Engineering at Stanford University. Christina’s research program develops foundational tools that drive transformative advances in our ability to engineering biology. For example, her group has led the development of a novel class of...