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Diversity Committee member writes appreciation of Prof. Kivelson event

Posted: December 21, 2017

Diversity Committee member writes appreciation of Prof. Kivelson event

Heidi Sherick, a Faculty Development and Leadership Specialist and a member of the College of Engineering’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Implementation Committee, has written an appreciation of the Climate & Space 2017 Nelson W. Spencer Lecture in a new blog post entitled, Lessons from a female pioneer.

The annual named lecture featured a physics talk by Professor Margaret Kivelson, followed by a discussion of her experiences as a woman in the space sciences with her daughter, U-M Professor of History, Valerie Kivelson. 

From the article: 

"The privilege of hearing first-hand the journey of a true Michigan "Hidden Figure" – a female pioneer in physics and space sciences."

"Last week, I attended a talk about magnetic structures in the solar system. Admittedly, this subject is a little out of my wheelhouse, as my work focuses on relationships, the promotion of women and minorities in science and engineering and higher education. However, this particular talk was being delivered by a pioneering female physicist, who was then going to be interviewed by her daughter, a history professor on campus. So, it would end up being right up my alley." 

Read the full article here: 
https://news.engin.umich.edu/2017/12/lessons-from-a-female-pioneer/