Recent Invited Talks

 

"Executive Presence in Cross-Cultural Context." LinkedIn Learning and UCLA, 2018 (In Development)

"Motivating High Performing Teams." UCLA, 2018

"Philanthropy and Higher Education." UCLA, 2018

“Chinese Dreams? American Dreams? Gendered Transnational Networks, Guanxi, and the Power of Reversed Migration.” Society for the Social Studies of Science; Sydney, Australia, 2018

“Migrants, Women, and Minorities Working at the Edges of Technoscience – The Case of Chinese Women Scientists and Engineers in the U.S.”  Society for the Social Studies of Science conference; Boston, August 2017

“Chinese Dreams? American Dreams? Chinese Immigrant Women Scientists’ Challenges and Transnational Collaboration Strategies in the U.S. UC Riverside, Department of Physics and Astronomy; April, 2016

“Creating Engagement through Powerful Presentations." UCLA,  Los Angeles, October, 2015; January, 2016; 2017; 2018

“The Academy – How Universities Work.” UCLA, Los Angeles, California 2015, 2016, 2017

“The Mystery of Science and Engineering Careers for Women: Transnational Networks, Graduate Education, and Cultural Influences.” Ohio University School of Education, International Education Colloquium, Athens, Ohio, 2014

“Situated Knowledge in Physical Sciences and Engineering: The Significance of Mesh/Networks in Women’s Career Development.”  Revisiting Embodiment and Materiality in Ethnography of Sciences and Technologies Panel, the Society for Social Studies of Science, San Diego, California, 2013

“The Influence of Protégé-Mentor Relationships and Social Networks on Women Doctoral Students’ Academic Career Aspirations in Engineering and Physical Sciences.” Purdue University School of Engineering Education, Diversity Colloquium, West Lafayette, 2013

“On the Fence: The Influence of Mentoring Relationships on Women Doctoral Students' Academic Career Aspirations in Engineering.” The American Society for Engineering Education, San Antonio, Texas, 2012

“A Gendered Point of View on the Challenges of Women Academics in The People’s Republic of China.” The Association for the Study of Higher Education, Charlotte, North Carolina, 2011

“Women Doctoral Students’ Interactions with Faculty and Their Aspirations to Pursue Academic Careers in Engineering.” The Society for the Social Studies of Science, Cleveland, Ohio, 2011

“Networks, Nationality and Confidentiality- Ethical Issues in the Studies of Women Engineers’ Graduate School Socialization.” The International Network of Engineering Studies, Cleveland, Ohio 2011

 “Glocal Meshworks among Minority, Women and Foreign US based Astronomers.” The Society for the Social Studies of Science, Cleveland, Ohio, 2011

“Gender, Ethnicity, Class and Nationality Imploded in Astronomy Database Practices.” The Symposium on Engendering Knowledge Production in the Physical Sciences, Uppsala, Sweden, 2011

“Partial Perspectives in Astronomy: Gender, Ethnicity, Nationality, and Networks in Building Glocal Knowledge Infrastructure.” The conference for Re-Shaping and Positioning Politics of Knowledge, Berlin, Germany, 2011

“Women Doctoral Students' Interactions with Faculty Members and Their Aspirations to Pursue Academic Careers in Physical Sciences and Engineering: Past, Present, and Future.”  University of Freiburg, Biological Signaling Center Gender Colloquia, Freiburg, Germany, 2011

"The Dialectic of Centralized Technopoles and Decentralized Scientific Knowledge and Personnel in the Agglomerated Aerospace and Astronomy Sites of Los Angeles, California." The Symposium on Designing the Technological Future: The Landscape of Science in Postwar Southern California, Huntington Library, California, 2011

“Partial Perspectives in Astronomy: Gender, ethnicity, nationality, and meshworks in building images of the universe and social worlds.” The conference for Visualization in the Age of Computerization, Oxford, England, 2011

“Female Doctoral Students’ Interactions with Faculty and Their Career Trajectories.” The 21st annual Thinking Gender Conference, Los Angeles, California, 2011

“Women Doctoral Students' Interactions with Faculty and Their Aspirations to Pursue Academic Careers.” The American Association for the Advancement of Science conference, Washington D.C., 2011

“Intersectionality and Border Crossings in Databases.”  UCLA Information Studies Colloquium, Los Angeles, California, 2011

“What Lies behind NSF Astronomer Demographics? Subject Formation among Women, Minorities and Foreign-born Astronomers within Meshworks of Big Science Astronomy.” The American Astronomical Society, Seattle, Washington, 2011

“Graduate Women Students’ Socialization in Engineering and Their Career Decision.” The American Society for the Study of Higher Education  (ASHE). Indianapolis, Indiana, 2010