- Explore the gseSpace Needs Assessment findings and WSKC features.
A message from Diane Matt, WEPAN Executive Director
"gseSpace gives the GSE community a common ground for communication and networking. I look forward to contributing to a community for advocates in gender in STEM."
The National Science Foundation (NSF) Research on Gender in Science and Engineering (GSE) program funded WEPAN (Women in Engineering ProActive Network) to explore the potential of a targeted, online professional community for GSE stakeholders.
The core purpose of gseSpace is to extend the reach, impact and knowledge base of the gender in STEM community in support of the NSF goal to cultivate a broadly inclusive science and engineering workforce. The gseSpace needs assessment used four investigative methodologies over a 13-month timeframe to research knowledge, views, aptitude and desires regarding participation in a GSE professional community. Stakeholders showed a high level of interest and support for the gseSpace pilot professional community across all methodologies. View the Needs Assessment Summary and Needs Assessment Findings for more information.
The gseSpace pilot community has been deployed as a part of the Women in STEM Knowledge Center. Pilot capabilities include: