Boston University Women in Science and Engineering to Host Conference on Work-Family Issues

Contact: Kira Jastive, 617-358-1240 |

(Boston) – Boston University Women in Science and Engineering (BU WISE) will host a one-day conference on work and family issues for scientists and engineers.

The November 8 event will feature informative talks and brainstorming sessions aimed at productive individual, family, and management strategies for anyone interested in how academic scientists and engineers can have work and family lives that are positive and fulfilling. This conference is free and open to the public.

Featured speakers include:
– Stephanie Coontz, sociologist, historian, and author of The Way We Never Were and Marriage: A History
– Jody Heymann, public health expert and author of The Widening Gap and Forgotten Families
– Robert Drago, labor economist and author of Striking a Balance: Work, Family, Life

The complete program agenda is available at or e-mail for more information. Pre-registration is suggested. RSVP to to reserve a spot.

The Research Life: Work-Family Issues for Scientists and Engineers

Thursday, November 8, 2007

8:30 am to 5:00 pm

Boston University
George Sherman Union
775 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA