Earlier this year we put out a “Save the Date” note for the Women’s SIG STEM 1-day conference “EXPONENTIAL CHANGE: WOMEN TRANSFORMING STEM CAREERS FROM THE MILITARY AND BEYOND” with CAPT Wendy Lawrence, USN (ret.) as the key note speaker. Due to COVID-19, this conference has been postponed until 2021. In the mean time, we are moving forward this year with a series of fireside chats “USNA Women in STEM” in which we will weave the STEM topics into our continuing conversation regarding our path to end racism, sexism, homophobia and bigotry.
Our first USNA Women in STEM guest will be CAPT Wendy Lawrence, USN (ret.) ’81, a four time Shuttle astronaut and the first woman as well as the first openly LGBTQ alumna to be awarded the USNA Distinguished Graduate Award. CAPT Lawrence will be chatting with LCDR Erica Reid-Dixon ’08 with a few prepared questions followed by a discussion with the viewing audience.
Registration for the Zoom session for our first Fireside Chat with CAPT Wendy Lawrence ’81 at 1700 PDT on Thursday, July 30, 2020:
You are invited to a Zoom meeting.
When: Thursday, Jul 30, 2020 1700 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
Register in advance for this meeting:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting and adding it to your calendar.
Schedule for the USNA Women in STEM series:
- Thursday, July 30th, 2020 at 1700 PDT: CAPT Wendy Lawrence, USN (ret.) ’81 and LCDR Erica Reid-Dixon ’08 – WATCH VIDEO HERE, contact Linda Postenrieder: firstname.lastname@example.org 415-235-9413 for video access
- Thursday, Sept 10th, 2020 at 1700 PDT: Junior Officer forum featuring women alumnae from the 21st century
- Thursday, Nov 12th, 2020 at 1700 PST: Cyber Security
You MUST register in order to attend this event.
If you have ideas for future featured guests and panelists, please contact Linda Postenrieder: email@example.com 415-235-9413.
Linda “Postie” Postenrieder ’82
USNA Women’s SIG STEM Steering Committee
Dear SIG Members,
We have a very special opportunity for you! The Women’s SIG is awarding scholarships to 3 young women to attend Summer Seminar at USNA in early June. We want to pair each young woman with a SIG Member Mentor to connect with them by phone or in person a few times before and after their Summer Seminar experience. We feel this connection will support them in having the best possible experience. The young women are from underserved communities in these cities: 1) Pahokee, FL, 2) Flint, MI, and 3) Irving, TX. If you would like to be a mentor to one of these young ladies, please respond to this email immediately. I will schedule a quick call to give you more details about expectations and goals for this project.
The 5th Annual Service Academies Global Summit
June 11-13, 2019 in Annapolis, MD
Download the 2019 Agenda
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FREE registration to the first 50 active duty officers O6 and below, click here for more information:
Speakers include the 5 Academy Superintendents and:
Honoring Recipient and Women’s SIG member; CAPT Wendy B Lawrence, ’81
Friday, 22 March 2019
Alumni Hall – USNA
The classes of 1959, 1967, 1971, 1973 and 1981 and members of the USNA Women Shared Interest Group have reserved seating sections. If you did not already RSVP, seating is also available in the general seating sections of Alumni Hall.
Immediately following the DGA ceremony, members of the Women SIG and Sisterhood of Mother B will gather with CAPT Wendy B. Lawrence ’81, USN (Ret) near the stage in Alumni Hall to present her with a couple congratulatory gifts and take a few pictures.
Following the DGA activities, All members of the Women SIG and Sisterhood of Mother B are invited to network at McGarvey’s starting immediately following the ceremony. CAPT Lawrence will join the party following the formal DGA dinner.
Please send your pictures of the event to firstname.lastname@example.org