Monday, Feb. 22, 2010
K-STATE WOMEN'S STUDIES PROGRAM BRINGING AUTHOR, SPEAKER AND ELECTRICAL ENGINEER JILL TIETJEN TO CAMPUS FOR WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH
MANHATTAN -- The women's studies program at Kansas State University is bringing author, speaker and electrical engineer Jill Tietjen to campus for a series of events as part of K-State's observance of National Women's History Month in March.
Tietjen is the co-author of "Her Story: A Timeline of the Women Who Changed America" and the "Setting the Record Straight Series," which explores the history of women in accounting, engineering and professional achievement. While most people have heard of Susan B. Anthony, Harriet Tubman and Eleanor Roosevelt, Tietjen goes beyond these women to document the myriad of women who have broken barriers in science, politics, business, entertainment and sports.
Tietjen graduated from the University of Virginia with a bachelor's degree in applied mathematics and a minor in electrical engineering, and received a master's degree in business administration from the University of North Carolina, Charlotte. She is a registered professional engineer in Colorado, and is currently the CEO of Technically Speaking, a national consulting company specializing in improving opportunities for women and girls to have more career options in technology.
During her visit to K-State, Tietjen will participate in the following activities, which are free and open to the public, unless otherwise noted:
* Provost's Lecture Series at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 3, in Hale Library's Hemisphere Room. In her presentation, "Women in STEM: Where We've Been, Where We Are, Where We're Going," Tietjen will discuss why the admirable goal of gender parity in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields still seem a very difficult goal to reach and steps to help get there.
* "Women Leaders: The Power of the Women on Whose Shoulders We Stand," at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, March 4, in the Town Hall Room at the Leadership Studies Building. The lecture will focus on the breadth and diversity of U.S. women's contributions to the intellectual, social and political development of our society. It will be followed by a book signing and reception with Tietjen.
* Tietjen will be the speaker at a dinner in honor of Women's History Month sponsored by the women's studies advisory board at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 4, at the Holiday Inn at the Campus. She will discuss "Women Who Network: The Power of Women to Create Her Story." The dinner is the inaugural event sponsored by the women's studies advisory board, which was created in summer 2009 to advise and support the K-State women's studies program. The dinner and lecture are open to the public; ticket information is available on the women's studies program Web site at http://www.k-state.edu/womst
All the events are co-sponsored by the women's studies advisory board; the office of the president; the office of the provost; the colleges of Agriculture, Arts and Sciences, Architecture, Planning and Design, Business Administration, and Engineering; the School of Leadership Studies; and the women in engineering and science program.
More information is available on the women's studies program Web site at: