Welcome to the West Harris County (TX) Branch of AAUW!

Saturday, June 3, 2017 at 11:00 A.M.
Lakeside Country Club,
100 South Wilcrest Drive, Houston, TX 77042

We will honor the Baker-Telfer Scholarship recipients, install the new AAUW West Harris County Branch officers, and enjoy an informative presentation from Dr. Christiane Sptizmueller.

Promoting Women Faculty in STEM: Methods, Madness and (Slow) Progress

Christiane Spitzmueller is an Associate Professor of Psychology and the Managing Director for the University of Houston’s National Science Foundation ADVANCE grant. The $3.3M ADVANCE grant’s goals include the recruitment and retention of women faculty in STEM and social/behavioral science fields.

Dr. Spitzmueller’s background is in Industrial/Organizational Psychology. She has conducted research and published articles and books in top journals for Human Resource Management on topics including work-family conflict and technical training in organizations. She has consulted with organizations in the US and across the globe, including BP, ExxonMobil, Saudi Aramco and the World Health Organization.

Dr. Spitzmueller will discuss organizational challenges related to diversity initiatives and discuss pathways to promoting the benefits of a diverse workforce to organizational constituents.

The luncheon cost is $35 which includes salad, pasta entrée, dessert, coffee or tea. (If you want a gluten-free meal, let me know.) The registration and payment deadline is May 24. Make the check out to AAUW-WHC and put “spring luncheon” on the line. Please mail the check to Barbara Cook, 214 Big Hollow Lane, Houston, TX 77042.

Pat Thomsen, Program Chair

Don’t miss the fun!

Our annual spring fundraiser benefiting the AAUW Educational Opportunity Fund (4336) will once again be held at Talbots in Town & Country Sunday, May 7th from 6:30 – 8:30 PM. Come and watch fellow AAUW-WHC members “walk the runway” modeling the newest spring fashions. Tickets are $15 and go on sale at the April 18 Branch Meeting!  Checks should be made out to AAUW-FUNDS.

Tickets are also available from co-VP Funds:

Mary Kain, 713-824-3988, 195 Litchfield Lane, 77024
Hazel Chahar, 713-849-4866, 5702 Ballina Canyon Lane, 77041
…and available at the door the night of the show.

Please notify Joanne Lane, Corresponding Secretary, about any member news that is important to share with the membership and has been authorized to share by the member involved.

To insure that you do not miss any communications from the Branch, please send updates or corrections to your contact information to Margaret Carlson at AAUW.Margaret.Carlson@gmail.com.