HOME >> BIOLOGY >> NEWS
NJIT women scientists and engineers use new information technologies to tackle isolation on campus

Integrating new location-aware computer networks with old-fashioned human networks, researchers at the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) have developed an innovative solution to the problem of isolation that faces women in the academic science and engineering workforce. The project, NJIT Advance, is funded by a three-year grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF).

Despite decades of taskforce recommendations, women faculty at technological institutions still too often find themselves positioned on islands, disconnected from the mainland of academic life, explained the projects leader, Nancy Steffen-Fluhr, PhD, director of NJITs Murray Center for Women in Technology. Women researchers have plenty of human capital--the what-you-know component of career success--but, because they are isolated, it is much harder for them to accumulate social capital, the who-you-know connections through which insider information flows.

NJIT Advance will address this problem by seed-funding small cross-disciplinary communities within which women faculty can do collaborative research, with each other and with male peers, from a position of numerical strength. The researchers will then interconnect these communities using traditional face-to-face networking strategies in combination with 21st--century pervasive information technology. We want to see whether we can use location-aware mobile communication systems (called P3 tools) to increase information flow among collaborators who are housed in different departments, said Steffen-Fluhr. The P3 tools, which link people-to-people-to-geographical-places, are being developed as part of NJITs Smart Campus project, a location-aware community cybersystem supported by a separate NSF grant.

To assess the effectiveness of the projects strategy, Steffen-Fluhr and her colleagues will collect faculty data from the P3 study and other sources and use it to create a dynamic computer map showing changes
'"/>

Contact: Sheryl Weinstein
sheryl.m.weinstein@njit.edu
973-596-3436
New Jersey Institute of Technology
29-Nov-2006


Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. Acute sleep deprivation leads to changes in nighttime urine production for men and women
2. Research aims to identify markers for menopausal women at risk for deadly blood clot
3. The female advantage in kidney disease does not extend to diabetic women
4. Progesterone therapy and preterm birth: More evidence helps identify women who can benefit
5. New model for autism suggests women carry the disorder and explains age as a risk factor
6. Awards celebrating women and biotech brilliance
7. High blood pressure medication strategy proves effective in Hispanic women
8. Study finds Western-style meat-sweet diet increases risk of breast cancer in postmenopausal women
9. New research shows vaginal bacteria vary among healthy women, need customized treatment
10. Complementary therapy for infertile women may reduce chances of pregnancy
11. Risk-taking in infertility treatment correlates with womens negative moods

Post Your Comments:
(Date:7/24/2014)... different effects on different species of fish, according ... Bristol and Exeter which tested fish anti-predator behaviour. ... flying seagull predator model when exposed to additional ... minnows. , Lead author Dr Irene Voellmy ... levels in many aquatic environments have increased substantially ...
(Date:7/24/2014)... meaning the microbial populations found on surfaces in the ... final flavor according to research published ahead of print ... This is the first time investigators have taken a ... sake makers inoculate with both bacteria and yeast, says ... California, Davis, but he and his colleagues investigated a ...
(Date:7/24/2014)... NJIT this week for an all-day public forum on ... Agency (EPA) to dredge toxic sediment from an eight-mile ... has called the plan, which proposes removing 4.3 million ... the riverbed, one of the largest cleanups in the ... disposed off-site. , "We need to ensure the future ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):The microbes make the sake brewery 2Experts Weigh the Pros and Cons of a $1.7 Billion EPA Cleanup Plan for the Passaic River at an NJIT 2
(Date:7/24/2014)... forces worldwide rely on sophisticated equipment, trained personnel, ... public areas against terrorist attacks. A revolutionary new ... to make their job much easier. , The ... of Tel Aviv University ,s School of Chemistry ... by the Herzliya company Tracense, picks up the ...
(Date:7/24/2014)... natural and synthetic processes prefer to settle into ... energyit is within the realm of non-equilibrium conditions ... changes in energy and phases, such as temperature ... allow humans to regulate their body temperature, airplanes ... seismic activity. , But even though these ...
(Date:7/24/2014)... Calif. , July 24, 2014 SRI ... contract with the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious ... to conduct preclinical development of potential therapies for HIV ... drugs to treat HIV and AIDS and the complications ... as microbicides for preventing sexual transmission of HIV. ...
(Date:7/24/2014)... -- Neogen Corporation (Nasdaq: NEOG ) advised market ... from new rodenticide research are premature. In its regular ... 22, 2014, Neogen,s CEO commented about several new developments ... "It was my intent Tuesday at our conference call ... type of rodenticide, but certainly not to give any ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Nano-sized chip 'sniffs out' explosives far better than trained dogs 2New approach to form non-equilibrium structures 2National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Awards SRI International Contract to Study New Therapies for HIV and AIDS 2National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Awards SRI International Contract to Study New Therapies for HIV and AIDS 3Neogen comments on SenesTech 2
Cached News: