On the Origins of Gender: Brain Sex Differences, Neuroplasticity and Women's Advancement in STEM

This event is a part of the William J. Degutis Women in Science and Health Lecture Series.

About the lecture series: This is an annual event sponsored by the College of Science and Health (CSH). The purposes of the series are to promote the accomplishments of women in the natural and health sciences as well as create community and scholarship. Each lecture is presented by a prominent scientist in the related fields.

Lecture Abstract: "Gender gaps are present across human experience (health, careers, relationships) but that doesn't mean they are 'hard-wired' by brain evolution. 

Neuroscientist Dr. Lise Eliot will debunk popular myths about brain sex differences that are often used to rationalize gender gaps in STEM advancement and leadership. Recent large-scale studies demonstrate that such differences are small, non-binary and swamped by the much larger range of inter-individual difference. 
Dr. Eliot will then address the interaction between nature and nurture in shaping children's brain and gender development. Genes and hormones play a part, but most gender differences arise out of experience, status, and social learning. Disaggregating these influences can help us design more effective interventions to attract and promote women in STEM."

Special Guests 

Dean of the CSH - Stephanie Dance-Barnes 
University Provost - Salma Ghanem
Keynote speaker - Lise Eliot, Rosalind Franklin University 

Dial-In Information

Zoom Webinar Linkhttps://depaul.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0rdemrqjMqGtwS4GehmVLUJkV6QOqqfIV0


Monday, April 26 at 4:30pm to 6:00pm

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