Visiting Scholar: Professor Linda Sax
Thursday, 22 June 2017
The gender gap in computing will be explored later in July when Professor Linda Sax visits the University of Newcastle (UON).
Linda Sax is Professor of Higher Education in the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).
Her research focuses on gender differences in college student development, with an emphasis on women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields.
Professor Sax will be visiting UON between 25 July and 3 August, delivering a workshop on mixed methodologies on Tuesday 1 August, along with a public lecture on Wednesday 2 August to unpack perspectives and research from the United States in regards to the gender gap in STEM and the unique case of representation in computer science.
She will also engage with senior women as part of the Research Advantage Women's Professorial Network Morning Tea being held on Wednesday 26 July at the UON Gallery.
Professor Sax has extensive experience in the field of STEM and is currently the Principal Investigator for the research component of the Building, Recruiting and Inclusion for Diversity (BRAID) initiative, aimed at diversifying the computer science major. She has also published over 100 publications in the area of gender.
Professor Sax is visiting UON as part of the Centre of Excellence for Equity in Higher Education's (CEEHE) Visiting Scholars program.