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NYWiSTEM Inaugural Event – Forum & Networking Reception

NYWiSTEM is pleased to announce it’s inaugural event to be held with the NYAS!

What: NYWiSTEM Inaugural Event
When: Monday, November 11th, 6:30pm – 9:00pm
Where: NYAS (7 World Trade Center, 250 Greenwich Street, 40th floor)

NYWiSTEM is a recently formed group of women graduate student and postdoctoral researchers in the STEM fields. We represent institutions from across the greater metropolitan New York City area. The purpose of our group is to provide resources and programming that are not available at individual research institutions or institutional women in science groups. In order to best serve the needs of women in STEM in NYC, our inaugural event consists of three parts: a panel, discussion, and networking.

We will present a panel of successful women in science who will share their perspectives on the landscape of the women in STEM. They will also share their experiences, setting the stage for the discussion. The panelists include:

– Julia Hirschberg, Chair of Computer Science, Columbia University
– Jin Montclare, Assistant Professor, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, NYU Poly
– Cecilia Marta, Assistant Director & Principal Research Investigator, Sanofi-Aventis
– Kelly Hoey – Co-Founder & Managing Director, Women Innovate Mobile

Next, roundtable discussions moderated by NYWiSTEM council give everyone the opportunity to share their own experiences and voice their suggestions for NYWiSTEM programming. These roundtable discussions also give you an opportunity to begin conversing with different people. Your ideas will be presented to the entire audience at the conclusion of the discussion.

Finally, we will host a networking reception to give everyone the chance to meet people outside of their tables. Wine and hors d’oeuvres will be available to snack on while everyone mingles.

There is a registration fee for this event to help us cover the cost of the reception. The fee is the same for both non-members and NYAS members. More event information and registration can be found here.

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Call for institutional representatives

The next step for NYWiS will be selecting institutional representatives who will help us maintain connections between their home institution and NYWiS and serve on NYWiS committees that will organize events or initiatives. We would like to have 1-2 representatives from each institution who are preferably already involved in their institution’s Women in Science group. However, we understand that there are institutions without formal groups. As a result, we have included the contact information for the individuals from your institution who expressed interest in NYWiS and we hope that this will serve as a launching point for either a formal or informal WiS group.

We ask that institutional representatives be selected by August 23rd and email NYWiS with the following information:
1) Name, email, position, and institution
2) Ranked committee interests from the following:
– professional development (skill-based workshops)
– career exploration (panels to learn about different fields)
– networking (inter-institutional and/or NYC area)
– mentoring (special topics, work/life balance)
– advocacy (gender bias, diversity, institutional policy)
– outreach (encourage younger women to pursue science, may collaborate with other programs)
3) Preference for leadership roles, if any. We have two potential leadership roles that include:
– Committee chair (oversees committee organization and is part of the NYWiS board)
– NYAS representative (Liaison between the committee and the NYAS for organizational/administrative support. Also is part of the NYWiS board. The same person can serve as both committee chair and NYAS representative, if desired.)

We would greatly appreciate your continued support in expanding the NYWiS network by assisting us in reaching out to institutions that we have been unable to contact. If you personally know of any women who would be interested in this group from the following institutions, please contact them and put them in touch with us.

Institutions without established contacts:
– UMDNJ
– CUNY Graduate Center
– CCNY
– Queens College
– NYU Polytechnic Institute
– Rutgers University
– Stevens Institute of Technology
– Princeton Universty
– Stony Brook University
– American Museum of Natural History

Thank you for your interest and enthusiasm in the development of NYWiS. With your support, we hope to greatly impact the landscape for early career women pursuing STEM fields. If you have any questions about being an institutional representative, serving on a committee, or reaching out to other institutions, please don’t hesitate to email us at ContactNYWiS@gmail.com.

NYWiS Website Launch

Welcome NYWiS to the launch of our new website!

We have information about our group, upcoming events, as well as an event archive where event and meeting content can be accessed by all our members. We are still working on the site, so please excuse our appearance as we get things up and running.

We look forward to the continue development of NYWiS! Thank you all for all your support!