Girl Power in STEM: Be Bold for Change!


Girl Power in STEM: Be Bold for Change!
For women and girls from age 10-110!
   

Saturday, March 4, 8:15 AM through 5:30 PM
Center for Global Studies and Human Development


Girl Power in STEM: Be Bold for Change! is a symposium to celebrate the accomplishment of women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) fields. Lecturers and panelists will discuss the impact of women in STEM careers, on the work environment, and on the economy; how we as a society can improve women participation in STEM fields.  Bringing together women  from academia, government, and private sectors, this event will also help up-and-coming young professionals learn about women's experiences in STEM fields. 

The Brookhaven Women in Science Symposium is being held in celebration of the International Women's Day, proclaimed as United Nations Day for women's rights on March 8.  This year the UN celebrates taking action to promote equal opportunities at all levels and to help forge a more gender inclusive world - let's Be Bold for Change!


Registration is free and, due to space constraints, limited to the first 200 registrants 


Agenda:
                  8:15 am Registration Begins

                  8:45 am Welcome Address

                  9:00 am Guest Speaker 1: Urszula Zalewski - "From Student to Professional: Experience and Personal Branding"

                  9:40 am Career Panel 1: Non-Academic Careers - Career Opportunities in the Private and Government sectors                                  (Mary Bishai, Betsy Dowd, Galit Idan, Claire Maxey, Rachel Pierre,  Line Pouchard, Evgenyia Rubin, Amber Teufel,                         and Guimei Wang)

                  10:40 am Guest Speaker 2: Esther Takeuchi - "The Need for Diverse Perspectives"

                  11:20 am Break 1

                  11:30 am Parallel Activities: Speed Networking - meet ~20 STEM professionals one on one for 3 minutes each

                                                                         Meet a Professional from the Private, Academic and Governmental sectors - meet 1-2

                                                                                                                        STEM professionals at a time in a small group setting for 15 minutes each

                                                                         Science Demonstrations - view several STEM demonstrations led by experts in the field

                  12:40 pm Lunch

                  1:10 pm Guest Speaker 3: Pamela Cook - "Towards a Diverse STEM Faculty and Workforce"

                  1:50 pm Career Panel 2: Academic Careers - Careers in Research and Education                                                                                             (Heather Berlin,  Moira Chas, Melanie Chiu, Candice Foley, Brittney Herold, Marjaneh Issapour, Moriamou Kone,                          Megan Russ, and Joanne Schwager)

                  2:50 pm Guest Speaker 4: David Westerfeld - "Perspectives on Women in Electrical Engineering"

                  3:30 pm Break 2

                  3:40 pm Career Panel 3: The Importance of a Diverse Workforce in STEM                                                                                                         (Thomas Breeden, Miguel Garcia-Diaz, James Misewich, Osbert Orduna, Robert Russ, David Westerfeld)

                  4:40 pm Guest Speaker 5: Susana Martinez-Conde - "Finding the Plot in Science Story Telling"

                  5:20 pm Closing Remarks






For questions, please contact:
                                    Vivian Stojanoff                                           Kristine Horvat
                                    Physicist                                                     
Adjunct Professor
                                    Brookhaven National Laboratory           
Mechanical Engineering Technology, Farmingdale State College
                                                                                                              Chemical & Molecular Engineering, Stony Brook University
                                      BWIS Colloquia Chair                                BWIS Secretary
                                      
                                    stojanof@bnl.gov                                      kristine.horvat@stonybrook.edu


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Directions:

Driving:

From Nicolls Road: Take the Main Entrance and turn left onto Circle Road. Take the first right around the rotary to continue on Circle Road. The Center will be on your left behind the orange and blue residence halls (C.N. Yang and Lauterbur Halls). For parking, take the second right onto Campus Drive. Then take the first left onto John S. Toll Drive. Park in the large lot to the right.

From Stony Brook Road: Turn into the campus, onto South Drive. At the second traffic light, turn left onto Marburger Road. Continue on Marburger Road to the rotary. Take the second right, once entering the rotary to turn onto Circle Drive. The Center will be on your left behind the orange and blue residence halls (C.N. Yang and Lauterbur Halls). For parking, take the second right onto Campus Drive. Then take the first left onto John S. Toll Drive. Park in the large lot to the right.

Walking:

From the SAC: Take the path in front of the Student Activities Center to the bus loop on Campus Drive. Follow Campus Drive to Circle Road. Cross Circle Road. Continue forward with Lauterbur Hall to your left. The Center for Global Studies and Human Development is located just beyond Lauterbur Hall on your left.


Directions to Free Parking Lot:

SAC Parking Lot