Scholar and Scientist Dr. Gillian Bowser Will Present on Women and Minorities in STEM

Colorado State University research scientist Dr. Gillian Bowser will be presenting a seminar at the University of Oregon on Tuesday, November 25 at 4:00 pm in 110 Willamette Hall. The presentation, “Women and Sustainability: Using Multidisciplinary Approaches to Look at Engaging Women and Minorities in STEM Disciplines,” will be hosted by Interim Dean of the Graduate School, Dr. Andy Berglund.

Dr. Bowser grew up in Brooklyn, New York and began studying art at LaGuardia High School of Arts. She went on to earn a Bachelor of Science in Biology at Northwestern University, a Master of Science in Zoology at the University of Vermont, and a doctoral degree at the University of Missouri – St. Louis. Dr. Bowser worked with the National Park Service for over 20 years as a wildlife ecologist. From 2010 - 2012, Dr. Bowser served as the Assistant Dean of the Warner College of Natural Resources at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado. In addition to her current work as a research scientist, Dr. Bowser also serves as an associate affiliate faculty in the Department of Ethnic Studies at Colorado State University.

Dr. Bowser and her colleagues were recently awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation, resulting in the development of the Rocky Mountain Sustainability and Science Network (RMSSN). While the mission of RMSSN is to “work to address regional sustainability issues by developing leaders who possess multidisciplinary skills, demonstrate scientific literacy, and embrace key principles of sustainability,” a strong emphasis is placed on recruiting underrepresented students to the sciences.

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