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NYWiSTEM Careers in STEM Networking Event

New York Women in STEM (NYWiSTEM) presents our
Careers in STEM Networking Event

Connect with professionals across different fields and industries to learn more about career options after your Ph.D.

Join us for roundtable discussions about alternative career paths and networking strategies, followed by a networking reception with professionals from various companies, including

 Pfizer
L’Oreal
Victoria Secret Fragrance
NeoStem
Health Science Communications
Flywheel Partners
NYC E-lab
Repairogen
Nature Publishing Group
Elsevier
NIH
Columbia Technology Ventures
Athena Center
Columbia Office of Post-doc Affairs
Mount Sinai MD/PhD Office
Rockefeller Science Outreach Program

And more!

Date: Monday, October 20th
Time: 6:30pm – 9:00pm
Location: Roone Arledge Auditorium, Alfred Lerner Hall, Columbia University (2920 Broadway)
Registration Price: $15
RSVP at nywistem2014network.eventbrite.com
ID is required for entrance to the event

Space for this event is limited and RSVP is required

Questions about this event should be directed to nywistem@gmail.com

Managing Your Stipend/Salary: An Intro to Personal Finance Webinar

NYWiSTEM is hosting a webinar version of “Managing Your Stipend/Salary: An Intro to Personal Finance” with the Newman Group at Morgan Stanley.
The webinar will be hosted on Tuesday, June 24th.
Please complete this survey to help us set a time for the webinar that would accommodate as many people as possible,
New York Women in STEM (NYWiSTEM) & The Newman Group at Morgan Stanley present:
Managing Your Stipend/Salary: An Intro to Personal Finance


As graduate students and postdocs, we all have the best of intentions when it comes to money, but saving every single month is a challenge. Morgan and Cindy Newman from the Newman Group at Morgan Stanley are here to help give your bank accounts and future financial goals a little love and attention. Even total beginners will walk away with a plan to create a simple budget, reduce your taxes, and plan your future goals—regardless of which career path you eventually embark upon.

It is never too early to begin financial planning!
– Valuable, easy to follow financial guidance and lessons from Morgan Stanley experts
– Learn how to create a simple budget and financial plan to help achieve your goals
– Determine how to keep your financial plan on track when changing jobs
– Q&A with financial experts

Find out more about NYWiSTEM!

Twitter: @NYWiSTEM
Website: NYWiSTEM.wordpress.com
Facebook/LinkedIn: NYWiSTEM
Email: NYWiSTEM@gmail.com

Managing Your Stipend/Salary: An Intro to Personal Finance

EDIT: Notes and handouts from this event can be found in our event archives here
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New York Women in STEM (NYWiSTEM) & The Newman Group at Morgan Stanley present:
Managing Your Stipend/Salary: An Intro to Personal Finance

Date: Wednesday, May 14, 2014
Time: 6:30pm – 7:30pm
Location: Morgan Stanley, 31 West 52nd Street, 23rd Floor
RSVP: nywistemfinance.eventbrite.com (required for security purposes)

As graduate students and postdocs, we all have the best of intentions when it comes to money, but saving every single month is a challenge. Morgan and Cindy Newman from the Newman Group at Morgan Stanley are here to help give your bank accounts and future financial goals a little love and attention. Even total beginners will walk away with a plan to create a simple budget, reduce your taxes, and plan your future goals—regardless of which career path you eventually embark upon.

It is never too early to begin financial planning!
– Valuable, easy to follow financial guidance and lessons from Morgan Stanley experts
– Learn how to create a simple budget and financial plan to help achieve your goals
– Determine how to keep your financial plan on track when changing jobs
– Q&A with financial experts

Find out more about NYWiSTEM!

Twitter: @NYWiSTEM
Website: NYWiSTEM.wordpress.com
Facebook/LinkedIn: NYWiSTEM
Email: NYWiSTEM@gmail.com

NYWiSTEM Quality of Life for Women in STEM Discussion

Would you like to know how your institution’s maternity leave and childcare policies compare to others? Have you ever wondered if this correlates with the overall satisfaction of graduate students and postdocs?

The NYWiSTEM advocacy committee investigated these questions and more in their recent quality of life survey. In our next event, NYWiSTEM will host a discussion of some preliminary results from our survey, giving you the opportunity to learn more about the current state of women in STEM in the greater New York City area.

Date: Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014
Time: 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Location: Double Wide Bar & Southern Kitchen (E 12th St between Ave A and B)
Registration: $12 online, $15 at the door
RSVP: NYWiSTEMadvocacy2014.eventbrite.com

Please note that NYWiSTEM is asking for $12 to cover the costs of refreshments that will be served at the event. If you choose to pay during the event, we ask for $15. There are limited spaces for this event, so if you can no longer attend, please let us know. While we will be unable to provide refunds for cancellations, your registration fee will go towards funding future NYWiSTEM events.We thank you for your understanding and support.

New Announcements for Jan 2014

NYWiSTEM has some exciting announcements for Jan 2014 that we would love to share with all of you!

First, we have open positions on our council! Participating in NYWiSTEM means not only helping us come up with amazing programming, but also giving you the chance to meet other NYWiSTEM members and learn more about the NYC STEM landscape!

We are looking for the following roles:

1) Publicity Committee Members
Responsibilities: Assist with publicity and digital content management, oversee social media, website development, newsletter, and our new blog.

2) Professional Development Committee Chair
Responsibilities: Oversee the professional development committee to plan events centered on providing professional development opportunities for women graduate students and postdocs pursuing various careers in the STEM fields.

Second, we also now have an email list! Sign up directly to receive our newsletter and updates about our group! You can subscribe here: http://eepurl.com/Kolrf

Third, don’t forget to take the NYWiSTEM survey on childcare and parental leave for postdocs and grad students. It takes between 5-10 minutes, and the data will be used to advocate for improvements parental leave and child care policies for research institutions across the NYC area! Both men and women are encouraged to participate. The survey can be found here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/NYWiSTEM_Advocacy

Fourth, if you missed our “Perspectives in STEM” with Dr. Laurie Leshin, check out our event archive for a summary of the event. NYAS members should also be able to access the webinar archive of the event soon.

 

 

NYWiSTEM Series: Perspectives in STEM with Dr. Laurie Leshin

NYWiSTEM Series: Perspectives in STEM with Dr. Laurie Leshin

Tuesday, January 28, 2014 | 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
The New York Academy of Sciences

Join us for the first in the NYWiSTEM Series “Perspectives in STEM” as Dr. Laurie Leshin of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) discusses her illustrious career in science and technology.

Grow a New STEM: One Woman’s Walk of Discovery on Earth and Mars

Our nation’s future prosperity is fundamentally linked to our ability to invent and innovate our way to a better world. Innovation drives the world of STEM, and therefore, a healthy STEM ecosystem is critical to our future prosperity. In this presentation, Dr. Leshin will discuss the importance of asking inspiring questions that are almost impossible to answer as a means to drive innovation, and the absolute need to engage intellects from all backgrounds to seek answers and solutions. She will reflect on her own experience as an academic leader, a NASA executive, and an astrobiologist to frame a discussion of the importance of a thriving community of innovators. And she might just share the latest results from NASA’s Mars Curiosity rover!

Dr. Leshin’s seminar will be followed by a question and answer session.

Speaker

Laurie Leshin, PhD

Dean of Science, RPI

Dr. Laurie Leshin is Dean of the School of Science at RPI where she leads the scientific academic and research enterprise in the School. Prior to joining Rensselaer, she held several senior executive roles including the Deputy Head of the future Human Spaceflight Program at NASA Headquarters, and Deputy Director for Science and Technology of NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center. Before joining NASA, Dr. Leshin was a Chaired Professor of Geological Sciences, and Director of the Center for Meteorite Studies at Arizona State University.

Dr. Leshin received her PhD in Geochemistry from Caltech. Her scientific expertise is in cosmochemistry and planetary science. Dr. Leshin is a member of the science team for the Mars Curiosity rover mission, currently roaming the surface of Mars.

Dr. Leshin has received many honors for her contributions to space science and exploration. In 2004, she served on President Bush’s Commission on Implementation of United States Space Exploration Policy, a nine-member commission charged with advising the President on the execution of his new Vision Space Exploration. She received the NASA Distinguished Public Service Medal in 2004 for this work, and the Outstanding Leadership Medal in 2011 for her work at NASA. This year, President Obama appointed her to the Advisory Board of the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. And, the International Astronomical Union recognized her contributions to planetary science with the naming of asteroid 4922 Leshin.

*Coffee and cookie reception to follow.

Registration and Webinar Pricing

Member $0
Student/Postdoc Member $0
Nonmember $5
Nonmember (Student / Postdoc / Resident / Fellow) $5

Register on the NYAS webpage at: http://www.nyas.org/events/Detail.aspx?cid=6ae4dcfb-fea7-400d-b306-07fc1f82d61d

NYWiSTEM – Nov 11 Survey

If you have not already, please register for the NYWiSTEM Inaugural Forum and Networking Event at the NYAS next Monday, Nov 11th.

For all those who will be joining us, we would like to gather demographic information about event attendees. If you could please fill out our survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/NYWiSTEM. It  is 8 questions and takes 5 minutes to complete.

Importantly, the information collected will be essential for future NYWiSTEM and Science Alliance programming. It will also be shown to the audience on Nov. 11th. Please fill out the survey by November 10th for your response to be included at the event.

urvey by November 10th for your response to be included at the event.”

 

Thanks for all your interest and support. We look forward to meeting everyone at the event on Monday!

Don’t forget, if you are unable to come but want to share your ideas, feel free to email us or post them to our forum page.