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promoting inclusion, belonging, and community

12@12 / 12@6: Deadline

Connect with a diverse group of graduate students to informally discuss "big questions."

Over lunch at 12 PM or dinner at 6 PM, 12 students and a faculty or staff facilitator choose complex, real-world questions to discuss over the course of multiple sessions.

'Girls Coming to Tech!' A History of American Engineering Education for Women

Engineering in the United States was long regarded as masculine territory. For decades, women who studied or worked in engineering were popularly perceived as oddities, outcasts, unfeminine, or inappropriately feminine. Amy Bix tells the story of how women gained entrance to this traditionally male world, starting with a handful who entered engineering colleges in the late 1800s. During World War II, government, employers, and colleges recruited women to train as engineering aides, but in the 1950s, women still comprised less than one percent of engineering students.

Leadership Dinner: Leslie Hume

Leadership Dinners bring proven leaders from various arenas together with a small group of graduate students for dinner and informal discussion about what it means to be a leader and to lead organizations, movements, and people. 

Leslie Hume, historian and philanthropist

Leslie Parker Hume graduated from Radcliffe College in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1969, where she received a Bachelor of Arts degree in History. She received a Master's degree in 1971 and a PhD in 1979 from Stanford University in Stanford, California.


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