Upcoming Events

A special thanks to the American Association of University Women who provided us funding for many of our events through our Campus Action Project Grant to build solidarity among women and gender minorites in STEM at Cornell University.

We hold weekly office hours on Tuesdays at 1:00 PM at the BRB, open to anyone!

Past Events

Ice Cream Social

Tuesday, August 29th at 4-6pm at the Big Red Barn

GWIS is sponsoring an ice cream social at the Big Red Barn! Stop by after work for some Cornell Dairy ice cream and learn more about what we have planned for the coming semester. All are welcome!

Faculty-Student Dinner

June 8th, 2017, 6:30PM at Mia's

As part of our Campus Action Project Grant from the American Association of University Women, Graduate Women in Science will be holding a dinner for faculty, postdocs, and graduate students to build solidarity among women and gender minorities across professional levels. The dinner will be on June 8th at 6:30 p.m. at Mia's on the Commons. Due to limited funding, we will be restricting the guest list to the first 30 graduate students and postdocs who sign up. Please sign up for the guest list and nominate faculty for us to invite.

Bystander Intervention Training

June 7th, 2017

Graduate Women in Science (GWIS) invites you to our workshop: Implicit biases for gender in STEM workshop: What can you do as a bystander? As a follow-up to our past event: Women in STEM: A Discussion about Bias and Harassment and Intervene: Your Role as a Bystander, come learn how to: 1) recognize when someone is experiencing bias or harassment and 2) decide how your implicit biases affect when and how to intervene when you recognize these behaviors. Discussions will be facilitated by graduate students.

INTERGROUP DIALOGUE PROJECT: Special Session on Social Justice in the Sciences

March 2017

Cornell's Intergroup Dialogue Project and Graduate Women in Science (GWIS) are collaborating to offer a special workshop series on focused on social justice in the sciences this spring. This program is open to all graduate students of any field, and three sessions will run during March 2017. Especially in the sciences, graduate students rarely receive the training needed to address cultural and social differences they encounter during their careers. Learning how to communicate and work across difference is an essential skill in any career, and this program will allow graduate students to explore their social identities, to practice communication across difference, and to think together about authentic diversity in academia. This peer-led course enables participants to reflect on their personal experiences related to such issues, but to also explore ways through which they can promote equity and inclusion in their academic spaces and circles. This workshop series is complementary to the longer-format graduate course in IDP.

FemSTEM Mentoring

Feb - May 2017

Graduate Women in Science (GWIS) is launching the FemSTEM Mentoring Program this semester, sponsored by the American Association for University Women. We will be matching undergraduate mentees with graduate mentors for one-on-one and group mentoring, with the goal of empowering women and gender minorities in STEM, particularly those who fall along multiple axes of diversity. Women and gender minorities in STEM fields often face unnecessary isolation and stigma. Statistically, most advisors and mentors in STEM fields are male, but practicing self-advocacy and promoting one's research in ways learned from male role models can be ineffective for students of other genders. By creating mentoring relationships among female and genderqueer students, we hope to foster a sense of community to combat the effects of the "leaky pipeline," as well as help both mentors and mentees gain the kinds of skills necessary to succeed in STEM.

Women in STEM: A Discussion about Bias and Harassment

Wednesday November 2nd, 5:30-7pm, PSB 401

During this event, participants will discuss real, anonymous stories about witnessing or experiencing bias, discrimination, micro-aggressions, or harassment related to being a woman in STEM. It's not about what the anonymous people should have done or should do, but about what their options are and who can support them in their decisions. Facilitators from Cornell resources such as the Women's Resource Center will maintain a safe space and offer suggestions about using on- and off-campus resources.

We want to hear your stories! In addition to attending our event, please take the time to submit a completely anonymous description of your experience as a woman experiencing bias and/or harassment OR a story of your experience as a witness to such an event! (People other than women in STEM can submit stories!) Please register and submit your story by noon on Monday, 10/31.

GWIS Pumpking Carving

Sunday October 30th, 4-6pm, 416 Mitchell St.

Graduate Women in Science is hosting a pumpkin carving at the home of our president and vice president, at 416 Mitchell Street, from 4-6 pm on Sunday, October 30. Street parking is available on Elmwood. Please let us know if you'll be attending, so that we can provide you with a pumpkin and carving tools if you need them! Also, let us know of any food allergies we should be aware of, and please be aware that two (very friendly) dogs live in the house.

GWIS/MAC Peer Review Fellowship Session

Wednesday October 12th, 12-1pm

Applying for any fellowships this fall? Come to our lunch to get a chance to talk to people who have received the fellowship and peer review essays and personal statements! Lunch will be provided.

Welcome Week Lawn Games

Wednesday August 31st from 4-6pm at the Big Red Barn

Come join us for our welcome week event at BRB to play badminton, croquet, and cornhole! The barn will be open for snacks and beer, and we will be providing ice cream.

Ice Cream Social

Wednesday, July 20th at 4-6pm at the Big Red Barn

GWIS is sponsoring an ice cream social at the Big Red Barn! Stop by after work for some Cornell Dairy ice cream and learn more about what we have planned for the coming semester. All are welcome!

National Conference

Saturday, June 25th at the Biomanufacturing Training and Education Center (BTEC), North Carolina State University (850 Oval Dr. Raleigh, NC 27695)

During the National meeting, scientists from all career stages will have the opportunity to network, share their science and gain first-hand science outreach experience at a local science museum.

BBQ at Stewart Park

Saturday, June 4th 5pm at Stewart Park

Come celebrate the end of the semester with good food and great people. GWIS Ithaca is hosting a BBQ at Stewart park to celebrate the revival of our local chapter and welcome all our new members.