The Rutgers Energy Institute hosted a Women in Energy networking and mentoring event. Dean Jacquelyn Litt, of Douglass Residential College and Douglass Campus, discussed initiatives and programs at Douglass College and how students can participate. This was followed by "speed mentoring" with Rutgers alumnae, and a networking reception.
The focus was on female leadership in the energy and STEM sector, with participants sharing their experiences, career paths, and advise for those students seeking to enter the energy/environment field. Attendees were provided the opportunity to network and/or mentor with female faculty, alumni, government and corporate leaders, post-doctoral fellows, and undergraduate students both during the speed networking and reception portion of the evening.
About the Speaker:
Jacquelyn Litt is Dean of Douglass Residential College and the Douglass Campus, and is Professor of Sociology and Women's and Gender Studies at Rutgers University-New Brunswick. She has expertise in women in STEM, was a P.I. and consultant for the ADVANCE program to advance women in STEM at the National Science Foundation and a grant reviewer for innovative STEM pedagogy projects at the Association of American Colleges and Universities. Litt received the "Leaders in Faculty Diversity" in 2016 from The Committee to Advance Our Common Purpose at Rutgers University in recognition of her outstanding leadership in building new opportunities for students at Douglass to share diverse perspectives in a safe and inclusive environment. Litt was honored in 2016 with a Joint Legislative Resolution from the Senate and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey, honoring her leadership of Douglass Residential College and her research on women's issues that have made a positive impact on the lives of women and children.