News Clips for Jan. 9, 2019

Succeeding as a woman in biomedical engineering

Being a woman in engineering is not straightforward. To shine some light on some of the hurdles women face whilst building a career in bioengineering, we recently interviewed BMC Biomedical Engineering Editorial Advisor, Prof Chae-OK Yun about her experience as a female biomedical engineer in Korea, China and the US. Prof Yun shares insights into her daily working life, the difficulties she had to overcome during her early steps and provides advice for your young women aspiring to become engineers.

The Political Progression of Modern Mormon Women

Modern Mormon women—and their role in their faith’s religious life and politics—are the subject of a new book by Colleen McDannell, Sister Saints: Mormon Women Since the End of Polygamy. McDannell draws from her expertise in religious history to situate Latter-day Saint women within a larger story of American social change. McDannell is the Sterling M. McMurrin Professor of Religious Studies and Professor of History at the University of Utah.

A 2020 presidential debate in Utah? It just might happen has learned the Utah Debate Commission will apply to host a presidential debate in 2020. Additionally, the Commission on Presidential Debates, which organizes the major televised debates every four years, sent a representative to Utah late last year for a preliminary site visit.