The Women Chemists’ Committee (WCC) and Chemical and Engineering News (C&EN) are working together to put on a special session at the Spring ACS National Meeting in New Orleans, LA examining the prevalence of sexual harassment in chemical fields, and what can be done to prevent and mitigate incidents.
Stephanie Hare, a graduate student at UC Davis, is one of the session co-chairs.
Science of Sexual Harassment
Monday, March 19, 2018
Session I: 9:00-11:30am
Session II: 1:00-3:30pm
Sexual harassment is as pervasive in chemistry as it is in other fields. However, more women have come forward recently to discuss their harassment experiences, including in a recent story in Chemical & Engineering News. This two-part session will examine sexual harassment and what communities are doing to stop it in chemistry and beyond. In the first session, experts will explore the psychology and sociology of sexual harassment, including what prevents many people who are harassed from reporting it. The second session will focus on what chemistry departments and associations are doing—or should be doing—to stop harassment. Panel discussions in both sessions will allow the audience to ask questions of those studying harassment or working to stop it.
submitted by Carla Saunders