Wednesday, November 30, 2011

She Topped All the Men in Math and Kept Her Life in Balance

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote a popular blog post about a 19th century woman who beat all the men at Cambridge University in their prestigious math exams:
Philippa Fawcett did the unimaginable: she beat every other man and woman who competed in the prestigious mathematical examinations held at Cambridge University. This was in 1890, a time long before men and women were even allowed to study for degrees side by side. Even the science of the time suggested that this probably couldn't happen.
The cool thing is that she managed to do it while keeping an impressive balance in her life.  Check out the entire post (She Topped All the Men in Math and Kept Her Life in Balance) to find out how!

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Global Entrepreneurship Week

Global Entrepreneurship Week 2011 is celebrated during the week of Nov. 14th-20th 2011.

The National Capital Region will be participating as well so check out the OCRI website for details of when and where.

Carleton University will be having many events and here are a few.

Lead To Win for Women and the Technology Innovation Management program.

Most events have limited capacity therefore do not forget to register.

If you can't be there in person you can follow the conversation on twitter via these hastags #leadtowin #GEWnews

I am sure there are many more events so let us know details of how you plan to celebrate.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Two Months Before Mommyhood

I'm actually not sure I've talked about this whole "becoming a mom" thing here on the CU-WISE blog yet, so, if you didn't know, I'm expecting! Not only that, but I'm due in less than two months. (That's one reason you don't see me on the current list of executives.)

I noticed on my personal blog that I hadn't written about pregnancy or mommyhood very much, so I took a few minutes to list out some of my worries and some of the things I'm looking forward to.  Check it out.

What are your impressions about being a student and starting a family? It probably seems like a particularly scary notion if you're an undergrad, but can you see yourself doing it as a grad student? What goes through your mind when you see other students with pregnant bellies walking around campus?