People of all genders and majors are welcome! To RSVP to our events, please contact Maureen Snow (firstname.lastname@example.org).
First General Meeting of the Year
Monday 9/22/14 at 12:00 PM in Allbritton 311
Learn about WesWIS and opportunities to get involved this year! Please join us to support the promotion of women in the sciences and to weigh in with your opinions and ideas. Lunch will be served. People of all majors and genders are welcome.
Stargazing & Hot Chocolate with Astronomer Meredith Hughes
Thursday 10/23/14 at 9:30-10:30 PM in the Astronomy Library (in Van Vleck Observatory)
Join us for a night of stargazing, hot chocolate, and great company! Assistant Professor Meredith Hughes will be our celestial guide for the night. New friends and spectacular views of the universe: what could be better? Update: In case of inclement weather, we will turn this event into a hot cocoa and cookies mixer. There may also be a pop-up planetarium!
Luncheon with Prof. Joyce Powzyk
Tuesday 11/11/14 12:00 -1:00 PM at Daniel Family Commons
Our D.F.C. lunch series is a great time to connect with faculty in an informal setting and hear about their passions in and out of the science field. Professor Powzyk is a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Biology department. Her current research focuses on primate communication and feeding competition (specifically in lemurs). She is also an author of several children’s books on natural history. Space is limited; reserve your spot by emailing email@example.com.
WesCourses: Peer Mentor Lunch
Wednesday 11/7/14 at 12:00-1:00 PM in Allbritton 311
Get help planning out your courses. WesCourses is a peer-mentor lunch that's a great opportunity to get student-input on class selection during preregistration for the spring semester. Lunch will be served.
Summer Program Panel
Wednesday, 11/19/14 at 8 pm (Location TBA)
Interested in doing summer research but don’t know where to start? Students with diverse interests will tell about the application process and their experiences at REU’s (research experiences for undergraduates), Wesleyan’s summer research program, and various other summer research opportunities. For many programs, the deadline to apply is in Jan, Feb, or March, so get a head start and some insider advice from your peers!
with Prof. Erika Taylor, December 2 at 4pm
Ever wonder how enzymes work? Curious about how genetic function is assigned? Or just hoping to sneak an inside peek at one of Wesleyan's active science laboratories? Join WesWIS for a tour of the Taylor Lab! RSVP to msnow@wes.
Late Night Study Break
Monday, 12/8/14 from 10-11:45pm in the Chemistry Lounge (Hall-Atwater 006)
Take a break from the stress of studying for finals by catching up with friends and refueling with caffeine and snacks! Or just form a study group and enjoy a pick-me-up! Donuts and coffee will be provided.
Upcoming Talks by Female Scientists
E&ES: Constraints on the igneous evolution of the Martian crust from remote sensing
A. Deanne Rogers (SUNY Stony Brook)
October 16, 12pm, Exley 405
Psychology/Neuroscience & Behavior: Building Up and Breaking Down Complex Words
Barbara Juhasz (Wesleyan)
October 28, 12pm, Exley 121
Astronomy: Feeding the Massive Black Hole at the Center of the Milky Way
Daryl Haggard (Amherst College)
October 29, 4pm, Van Vleck Observatory 110
Biology: Novelty, homology and transformation: are swim bladders modified lungs?
Amy McCune (Cornell University)
November 6, 12pm, Exley 121
Chemistry: Title TBA
Esther Takeuchi (SUNY Stony Brook)
November 14, 3:30pm, Hall-Atwater 84
MB&B: Title TBA
Dorothee Kern (Brandeis University)
December 4, 12pm, Exley 121
Talks and Lectures
Chemistry: Exploiting Structural Diversity in Nucleosid/Nucleobase Drug Design
Katherine Seley-Radtke (U. Maryland, Baltimore County)
September 19, 3:30pm, Hall-Atwater 84
Physics: Title TBA
Candice Etson (Tufts University)
September 25, 4:30pm, Exley 58
Astronomy: Observational Assessment of Stellar Feedback in Star-Forming Regions
Laura Lopez (Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics)
October 8, 4pm, Van Vleck Observatory 110
Wednesday 11/20/13 at 12:00-1:00 PM in Woodhead Lounge
Connect with fellow women interested in medicine and veterinary school.
WesWIS will be taking students to the annual conference centered around neuroscience and undergrad research. For those interested in being featured in the poster session, abstracts are due TBA.
New England Health Professions Fair at Yale University
Friday 9/28/12 12:00-3:00 PM at the Lanman Center, Payne Whitney Gymnasium
WesWIS will be sponsoring transportation for a limited number of students to attend the fair featuring representatives from: Allopathic, Osteopathic Medicine, & M.D./Ph.D. Programs, Dental Medicine, Nursing, Public Health Optometry, Podiatric Medicine, and Physicians Assistant Post-Baccalaureate Studies.
Thursday 3/28/13 at 7 PM in Usdan 108
Come learn about the various opportunities in graduate studies from representatives in a wide range of disciplines. Dinner will be served, RSVP required.
- Yashoda Sharma, Project Coordinator at Yale University School of Medicine
- Megan King, Assistant Professor at Yale University School of Medicine
- Janeen Skutnik-Wilson, Partner of NSF-DBA at NSF International
- Ethel Pippin: Strategic Marketing and Product Leader at MassMutual Financial Group, Founder of Almega Consulting Group
Andrea Roberts, Organic Chemistry Lab Professor
Matthew Kurtz, Psychology Department
Martha Gilmore, Earth & Environmental Sciences
Psyche Loui, Psychology Department
Lab ToursRich Olson, MB&B Department
Ann Burke, Biology Department
Amy McQueen, MB&B Department
High School Outreach Program with Upward Bound
Lab tour and dinner for high school girls. More details to come.