Events

People of all genders and majors are welcome! To RSVP to our events, please contact Maureen Snow (msnow@wesleyan.edu).

WesCourses Peer Mentor Luncheon
Friday, November 10, 11:50a-1:20p, 311 Allbritton
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

Study Break
Monday, Dec 11, 9-11pm in Woodhead
Take a break from the stress of studying for finals & drop by for fruit, hot chocolate, and other snacks. Connect with others who need to refuel and enjoy a pick-me-up! Sponsored by WesWIS and WesMaSS.

Lab Tours

Faculty Luncheons

November 30, Noon
Ellen Thomas, College of Integrative Sciences

DATE TBA
Erika Taylor, Chemistry Dept.

Upcoming Talks by Female Scientists

Nov 3, 1:20-2:40, ESC139
Karen Collins, Mathematics
Friendship and Enmity Graphs and Networks

Nov 6, Noon-1:00, HA84
Manju Hingorani, MB&B Dept
DNA Mismatch Repair-Mopping up after Messy Polymerases

Nov 10, 1:20-2:40, ESC139
Meredith Hughes, Astronomy
Planet Fromation through Radio Eyes

Dec 1, 1:20-2:40, ESC139
Sonia Sultan, Biology
Understanding variation: Eco-Devo experiments with Polygonum Plants 

Dec 8, 1:20-2:40, ESC139
Ellen Thomas, CIS/E&ES
How to predict the future from the past

PAST EVENTS

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.

Post-Graduate Panel
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.
Panelists include:

  • 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 
  • NEURON
    Sunday 2/23/2014
    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. 

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!

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 in Downey House Room 113
Interested in doing summer research but don’t know where to start? Students with diverse interests including astronomy, math, computer science, biology, environmental science, and medicine, and neuroscience 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!

Late Night Study Break
Monday, 12/8/14 from 8:30-10:30pm in the Chemistry Lounge (Hall-Atwater 6)
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.

Kick-off Meeting: An Afternoon of Tea with Peers and STEM Faculty, with special guest Michelle Francl! 
Thursday 2/19/15 at 4PM in the Butterfield Room at the Wasch Center
We'll start with a few announcements and updates, and then set you loose to catch up with your peers and chat with the STEM profs.  We're expecting faculty from astronomy, biology, chemistry, MB&B, math, physics, and psychology, so no matter what kind of science you like, there will be cookies and conversation right up your alley!

Grad School Panel
Thursday 3/26/15 at 8PM in Woodhead Lounge
Ask recent (and a couple of not-so-recent) grads about applying to grad school and what it's like to be a grad student.  We'll have a good sampling across the sciences, including medicine.
WesCourses: Peer Mentor Lunch

Friday 4/3/15 at 12:00-1:00 PM in 201 Shanklin
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. Get the lowdown on the best classes and profs from upperclass(wo)men.  No faculty allowed!  Lunch will be served.

Science Careers/Industry Panel
Monday 4/13/15 at 7PM in Room 12 in 41 Wyllys
What can you do with your science degree OTHER than grad school? Ask professionals in industry and medicine about their career paths and opportunities to use your STEM degree outside of academia. Dinner will be provided.

Women of Color in Stem Forum
co- sponsored with SUSS 
Tuesday, 4/21/15, 6:30-8:30pm in Room Allbritton 004
Double Jeopardy: A Discussion on Intersectionality

Late Night Study Break
Monday, 5/09/15 from 9:00pm - 1am in the Chemistry Lounge (Hall-Atwater 6)
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.

First General Meeting of the Year 
Wednesday 9/23/15 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, 10/7/15  at 7:00 - 9:00 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?  Stargazing 7:30 - 8:30 with hot chocolate and conversation before and after.  Rain Date: Tuesday, October 13


WesCourses: Peer Mentor Lunch
Friday,  11/6/15 at 12:00-1:00 PM in Downey House
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
Nov 17, 2015 7-8pm, Allbritton 311
Thinking about summer research?  Come find out where to look for opportunities, how to apply, and what it's like to do summer research.  Our panelists are juniors and seniors who have done research in many different science fields (astronomy, biology, physics, environmental science, medicine, molecular biology, math), and the discussion will be relevant to all fields of science.  Come with your questions, and stay for the cookies!

Study Break
December 14, 9-11pm, Woodhead Lounge
Take a break from exam studying to grab donuts and coffee with WesWIS!

Tea Party 
February 23, 4-6pm, Van Vleck Observatory Library

An evening of tea with female STEM faculty and peers.

Reception with Carol Ann Mason
April  7, Woodhead Lounge, 4-5:30pm
Meet Prof Mason, Co-Director, Doctoral Program in Neurobiology and Behavior, Columbia

WesCourses
April 8, 41 Wyllys Rm#114, Noon-1pm
Lunch and informal conversation about classes offered next semester.

After Graduation Career Panel
April 21, 2016, &:30pm, Hall Atwater 84
What are you doing after Wesleyan?  Let's figure it out together.

Study Break
May 9, 2016, 9-11pm, Woodhead Lounge
Take a break from exam studying to decorate your own cookies with WesWIS!

Organizational Meeting
Tues Sept 27, 12-1pm in Woodhead

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 and Hot Chocolate
Thursday, October 13, 8-9pm at the 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?  In case of inclement weather, we will turn this event into a hot cocoa and cookies mixer alongside shows in the inflatable planetarium.

B.A./M.A. Informational Panel
Wednesday, November 2, 12:20-1pm in Allbritton 311
Current students in the BA/MA Program answer your questions on staying for the fifth year master's program.

WesCourses
Friday, November 11, Noon, Boger Hall (41 Wyllys) Rm 114
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.

Study Break
Monday, Dec 12, 9-11pm in Woodhead
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.

Student-Faculty Tea Party
Friday, February 3, 2017, 3:00pm-4:30pm, Math Lounge (Exley 601)

Hang out with your fellow scientists and female faculty from Wesleyan's science departments. Tea & cookies provided.

Hidden Figures
Wednesday, March 29, 8pm, Goldsmith Family Cinema, Center for Film Studies
WesWIS co-sponsors a screening and discussion of Hidden Figures, the incredible untold story of Katherine Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), Dorothy Vaughan (Octavia Spencer) and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monáe)—brilliant African-American women working at NASA, who served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history: the launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit, a stunning achievement that restored the nation’s confidence, turned around the Space Race, and galvanized the world. The visionary trio crossed all gender and race lines to inspire generations to dream big.

WesCourses: Peer Mentor Lunch
Friday, April 7, 12pm, Boger Hall 114
Join WesWIS for help with planning out your courses for next semester and beyond.  Upperclass(wo)men from all of Wesleyan's science majors will be present to give advice and information about their experiences in the major.  No faculty allowed!  Lunch will be served. 

End-of-Year Dinner
May 14, 7-9p, Woodhead Lounge
We welcome you all to an end-of-year dinner to celebrate your great accomplishments in science and beyond.  An RSVP to msnow@wesleyan.edu assures enough food!

Organizational Meeting w/Ice Cream 
Tues September 26, 12:30-1:20pm ESC189 (24/7 Space)

Learn about and share ideas with Wesleyan Women in Science! Please join us to support the promotion of women in the sciences and to weigh in with your opinions and ideas. Liquid nitrogen ice cream and sundaes will be served. People of all majors and genders are welcome.

Stargazing and Hot Chocolate
Tuesday, October 17, 9pm at the 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? 

BA/MA Panel
Tuesday, October 31, Noon-1pm, Boger Hall Rm 114
Hear from current students & the Director of Graduate Student Services about the ins & outs of the fifth year masters program.

Faculty Lunches

Andrea Roberts, Organic Chemistry Lab Professor
Joyce Powzyk, Biology Department
Matthew Kurtz, Psychology Department
Martha Gilmore, Earth & Environmental Sciences
Psyche Loui, Psychology Department
Janet Burge, Computer Science Department
Suzanne O'Connell, Earth & Environmental Sciences
Gloster Aaron,  Neuroscience & Behavior/Biology Departments
Cameron Hill, Assistant Professor of Mathematics
Dan Licata, Computer Science
Seth Redfield, Astronomy Department
Manju Hingorani, MB&B Department
Victoria Manfredi, Mathematics & Computer Science Dept.

Lab Tours

Erika Taylor, Chemistry Department
Rich Olson, MB&B Department
Ann Burke, Biology Department
Charles Sanislow, Psychology Department
Amy McQueen, MB&B Department
Michelle Personick, Chemistry Department
Candace Etson, Physics Department
Janice Naegele, Biology Department
Anna Shusterman, Psychology Department
Joe Coolon, Biology Department