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Ernst & Young Lecture Features National Expert On Women In STEM

OSWEGO — Electrical engineer, bestselling author and chief executive officer of the National Women’s Hall of Fame Jill Tietjen will present “Discovering Amazing STEM Women” at 6 p.m. Sept. 10, in the auditorium in the Marano Campus Center at SUNY Oswego.

Jill Tietjen
Jill Tietjen

The event will be free and open to the public.

Those without a current SUNY Oswego parking permit can visit oswego.edu/administration/parking for information about obtaining a single-day permit.

Following her lecture, Tietjen will sign copies of her award-winning book “Her Story: A Timeline of the Women Who Changed America.”

Tietjen, considered a top historian on scientific and technical women, will talk about some of the key women figures in science, technology, engineering and mathematics and their impact on the field and in U.S. history.

She will draw from “Her Story,” which she co-authored with Charlotte S. Waisman, documenting more than 850 women in U.S. history from 1587 to 2011 in a vivid visual timeline format, with a foreword by Madeleine Albright, former secretary of state.

Her other published books include the “Setting the Record Straight” series, which explores the history of women in accounting, engineering and professional achievement.

Tietjen has worked for 35 years in the electric utility industry, where she provides planning consulting services and serves as an expert witness.

She graduated from the University of Virginia (Tau Beta Pi, Virginia Alpha) with a B.S. in applied mathematics and minor in electrical engineering and earned an MBA from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Tietjen is a registered professional engineer in Colorado.

She was inducted into the Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame. In 2012, she received the Daughters of the American Revolution History Award Medal for “Her Story: A Timeline of the Women Who Changed America.”

A reception will precede the lecture at 5 p.m. in the concourse of the Marano Campus Center.

Books are available for purchase in advance at the College Bookstore or at the lecture.

The Ernst & Young lecture series is sponsored by Robert Feinberg of SUNY Oswego’s class of 1978, and his wife, Robbi, as well as Ernst & Young.