Advancing Women in Science and Engineering


Lecturer: Beverly K. Hartline, deputy director, Argonne National Laboratory
Date: Thurs. Nov. 7, 2002
Time: 2:30 p.m.
Place: Aline Wilmot Skaggs Biology Bldg. Auditorium, University of Utah.


Women are underrepresented in physical science and engineering professions in most countries. They become even scarcer as the level of education and responsibility rises. This talk will share highlights from the International Conference on Women in Physics, which brought together 300 physicists from 65 countries this past March. Hartline will emphasize actions that can improve the status of women in the physical sciences, thereby benefiting the science community and society as a whole.

Hartline joined Argonne National Laboratory as its deputy director in April 2001. She came to Argonne from Los Alamos National Laboratory, where she was deputy associate laboratory director for strategic and supporting research.

She previously served as assistant director for physical science and engineering at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP). In this position she was involved with policy, budget, human resources and major facilities associated with physical sciences, engineering, and mathematics research. In addition, she was the OSTP lead for federal laboratories, scientific user facilities and the Government Performance and Results Act, and she provided staff support to the Energy Research and Development Panel of the President’s Committee of Advisors on Science and Technology.

She received her Ph.D. in geophysics from the University of Washington (1978), and her B.A. in chemistry and physics from Reed College in Portland, Ore. (1971).

Hartline’s lecture is the first in the new INTEL/ACCESS Distinguished Speaker’s Forum, which was made possible by a generous donation from the Intel Corporation, Salt Lake City, Utah. ACCESS is a University of Utah scholarship program for women in science and mathematics.

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