Creating Connections Consortium (C3) Conference

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The C3/LADO Diversity conference and job search event is an incredible opportunity to speak with and engage with faculty and administrators from various liberal arts colleges about open positions at their institutions as well as network with people really committed to diversifying the professoriate.

Date and Time:  From Monday, September 28 at 10:00 am through Tuesday, September 29 at 5:00 pm EDT
Location: Columbia University, Morningside Campus

To register, please go to http://tinyurl.com/C3CU2015

For more information, see the flyer attached or visit http://gsas.columbia.edu/diversity 
If you have any questions, please contact GSAS Office of Academic Diversity by sending an email to gsas-diversity@columbia.edu or by calling 212-851-9851.

C3 2015 Consortium Flyer

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WISC Fall Semester General Meeting

Come to meet WISC board members and learn about more WISC programs and open positions in the new semester.

Date: Tuesday, September 15th, 2015

Time: 7:00-8:00 pm

Location: Fairchild 700 (map)

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* You may need a valid student ID to get into the building from the campus level. If you have trouble entering, just send us an email.

We hope you had a great time at the happy hour last Thursday, now come and join us for our semi-annual general meeting and hear about the amazing events that WISC puts on throughout the year! This is also a great time to learn more about the open leadership positions and chat about exciting new programming ideas.

Questions about this event? Can’t make it but want to learn more? Please contact us at jy2487@columbia.edu

Fall Happy Hour 2015–Morningside

Update: Thanks so much to everyone who came out on Thursday! I know I had a great time, and I’m glad there will be more opportunities to get to know everyone better. If anyone has forgotten an umbrella or a sweater, please check with the hostess station at Mel’s, we have a bit of a collection. Sign of a good happy hour, I say….

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Back to business, Columbia! We’re kicking off the new year with a happy hour at Mel’s Bar.  ALL* are welcome to come make new friends and catch up with old ones over FREE drinks. Don’t forget to sign in and get a nametag!

 

*That means YOU, doctoral candidates, med students, post-docs, MA students, technicians, faculty, and especially articulate talking dogs. Male or female, from any Columbia campus: if you have a bachelor’s degree and support women in science then we hope we see you there!

 

If you can’t make it this time, be sure to head uptown for the CUMC Fall Happy Hour on Thursday, Sept 17!

Date: Thursday, September 10, 2015

Time: 6:00PM–8:00PM

Location: Mel’s Burger Bar, 2850 Broadway (at W 111th St)

 

Questions? Comments? Can’t make it but want to learn more? Ask the organizer: Caroline Patenode cap2188@columbia.edu

Sherry Marts Workshops

Two Workshops led by S*Marts Consulting Founder Sherry Marts

The workshop is being cosponsored by the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs and Women in Science at Columbia (WISC).

#1) Step Up: Build Confidence and Get Comfortable with Self-Promotion

Date: Thursday, May 7th 2015
Time: 2:00PM–3:30PM
Location: Hamilton Hall, Room 516, Morningside Campus

Limited Registration!:https://calendar.columbia.edu/sundial/webapi/register.php?eventID=78224

The workshop will focus on how trainees can develop and enhance their self-confidence, overcome impostor syndrome, and change limiting beliefs. The workshop will also cover how trainees can use self-promotion as a part of a strategy for achieving their personal mission as well as how trainees can uncover and get over internalized taboos and prohibitions against self-promotion.
#2) Just Say No: How to Reduce Stress, Create Ease, and Still Get It All Done

Date: Friday, May 8th 2015
Time: 11:00AM–12:30 PM
Location: Hammer Health Sciences Building, room LL205, CUMC

Limited Registration!!: 
https://calendar.columbia.edu/sundial/webapi/register.php?eventID=78225

The workshop will focus on the basics of how trainees can begin reducing stress, including how one can give up on work-life balance and go for overall satisfaction instead. The workshop will delve into how one can get over the “shoulds,” figure out what they really want, and reveal their authentic self. Trainees will learn how to say “No” to what they don’t want, say “Yes” to what they do want, and give up being “nice” in favor of being kind (to others and to themselves). The workshop will also discuss the formula for effective communication: simple, clear, honest, and direct.

The workshops will be led by Sherry A. Marts, Ph.D., the CEO of S*Marts Consulting, LLC. Sherry received her B.Sc. (Hons.) in Applied Biology from the University of Hertfordshire, and her Ph.D. in Physiology from Duke University. She has a wide-ranging background in biomedical research, regulatory affairs, nonprofit management, public education, and advocacy. Through S*Marts Consulting, she offers executive and career coaching with an emphasis on career and leadership development for women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Dr. Marts is an experienced mentor, a Radical Honesty™ coach, and meditation teacher. She is co-author (with Raven Dana) of The Book of How: Creating the Life You Want. She is an expert speaker and workshop leader with a lively personality and sense of humor.

Questions? Concerns? Please email Caroline Patenode at cap2188@columbia.edu

3rd Annual Alumni Networking Reception

Date: Wednesday, April 15th 2015

Time: 6:00PM–8:00PM

Location: Alfred Lerner Hall, Room 555, Morningside Campus, 2920 Broadway, New York, NY 10027

RSVP Required:

ALUMNI RSVP

WISC MEMBER RSVP

You are invited to attend Women in Science at Columbia’s third annual Alumni Networking reception! This is an opportunity for current WISC members to connect with graduates of Columbia STEM departments who are now working in fields as diverse as biotech, consulting, and science writing.

Refreshments will be served.

Questions about alternative career paths? Have advice to pass on to the next generation? We hope to see you there!

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This event is supported in part by the generosity of the Graduate Student Advisory Council.

Organizer: Caroline Patenode, WISC Co-President

For more information about this event please email cap2188@columbia.edu

 

Madeleine Jacobs: Ten Lessons Learned From a Lifetime of Science

Update: Thank you to everyone who came to Ms Jacob’s talk! I hope you all learned as much as I did! 20150311_151350

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WISC is pleased to announce that we are hosting Madeleine Jacobs, current President and Chief Executive Officer of the Council of Scientific Society Presidents, formerly Executive Director/CEO of the American Chemical Society, for a lecture on science culture with Q&A to follow.

Date: Wednesday, March 11th, 2015

Time: 3:00-4:00 PM, Garden Room, Faculty House,  Morningside Campus (Entrance on W 116th between Amsterdam Ave and Morningside Drive)

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Abstract: 

Drawing on nearly 45 years as a communicator of science and chemistry, Madeleine Jacobs describes what she has learned about work and life. This talk is about how to build a satisfying career while balancing a demanding professional life with a personal life and staying true to one’s core values. Be prepared to nod with recognition, laugh, and even cry, from her first tip, “Never do anything just to please your mother,” to Lesson Number 10, “Experiment!”

Abbreviated Jacobs Biography: 

Madeleine Jacobs has been Executive Director and CEO of the American Chemical Society since 2004. The American Chemical Society is the world’s largest scientific society, with more than 161,000 members worldwide. Jacobs served for 10 years as Managing Editor (1993-95) and Editor-in-Chief (1995-2003) of ACS’s weekly newsmagazine, Chemical and Engineering News (C&EN), where she also worked early in her career (1969-72).  She has also worked at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (1972-74), the National Institute of Standards and Technology (1974-79), and the Smithsonian Institution, the world’s largest museum complex, where she was chief science writer (1979-87) and director of the Office of Public Affairs (1987-93).

Jacobs received a B.S. in chemistry with honors and distinction from George Washington University in 1968. She completed a year of graduate study in organic chemistry at the University of Maryland in 1969.

Jacobs has received a number of awards, including the New York Academy of Sciences Women’s History Month Award (2002), the ACS Award for Encouraging Women into Careers in the Chemical Sciences (2003), the American Crystallographic Association Public Service Award (2004), and the National Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers (NOBCChE) President’s Award (2010). She was elected a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in 2004. In 2012, Jacobs was chosen as one of 100 Women in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) by STEMconnector™.

Jacobs retired in mid-February 2015 from ACS. She became the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Council of Scientific Society Presidents on March 1, 2015.

 

Organizer: Caroline Patenode, WISC Co-President

Navigating Academia: Pathway to Professorship

Women in Science at Columbia (WISC), GSAS Students of Color Alliance (SoCA), and the New York Academy of the Sciences Minority Graduate Student Network (NYAS MGSN) present Navigating Academia: Pathway to Professorship.

Hear young professors in STEM fields share their experiences on the path to professorship and the challenges they have encountered and overcome (ie. diversity, work-life balance, networking, negotiating, and more).

Save the Date!

Date: Wednesday, March 25th,

Time: 6:30-8:00pm

Location: Columbia University Morningside Campus: Havemeyer Hall, Room 711.

RSVP Here!

Organizer: Gabriella Sanguinetti, Professional Development Chair, gps2118@columbia.edu

WISC/Curiosity Machine Information Meeting!

Morningside Campus
Date:  Tuesday, February 24th, 2015
Time: 6:00-7:00 pm
Location: Morningside Campus, Havemeyer Building, 320 
RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wisccuriosity-machine-information-meeting-tickets-15818956926

CUMC
Date: Wednesday, February 25th, 2015
Time: 6:00-7:00 pm
Location: Columbia Univerisity Medical Center, HSC LL201
RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wisccuriosity-machine-information-meeting-cumc-tickets-15819309982

Join us for an information meeting about Curiosity Machine! A great STEM outreach opportunity that can be done online. If you don’t have a lot time but still want to mentor students, Curiosity Machine is perfect for you. Come learn what Curiosty Machine has to offer! Pizza will be served. Both women and men are welcome. Feel free to stop by anytime during the meeting.

Questions about this event? Can’t make it but want to learn more? Please contact Tamica Collins (tc2671@columbia.edu), Dilek Coskun (dc3048@columbia.edu).

For more information about Curiosity Machine, go to https://www.curiositymachine.org.

WISC Spring Happy Hour 2015

Date:  Thursday, Feb 5, 2015

Time: 5PM-7PM

Location: The Heights Bar & Grill (Broadway between 111&112th street, Map)

Take a break from blizzards and the new semester work, and come join WISC for our spring happy hour. It’s a great opportunity to reconnect with old friends and meet some of our newer WISC members. Enjoy free drinks and light appetizers! (Photo IDs required)

Questions about this event? Can’t make it but want to learn more? Please contact Ju Yang (jy2487@columbia.edu).

Career Panel Discussion: Getting into and Succeeding in the Computer Science Industry

Date:  Thursday, December 4th, 2014
Time: 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Location: Alfred Lerner Hall, Performance Space, Morningside Campus
RSVP required

Join us for our Career Panel Discussion: Getting into and Succeeding in the Computer Science Industry. Our panelists are currently working at top companies in the pharmaceutical, financial, and tech industries. They will be talking about their perspective on the field, their work environments, and the products they are developing.  We will also discuss industry directions and what it takes to become a competitive applicant. The event is open to all students who are interested in the computer science industry.

Participating Panelists:
Gloria Yuan: Software engineer at Google NYC
Gloria is currently a software engineer at the Google NYC office. She graduated from Carnegie Mellon School of Computer Science in 2012, and has been working at Google for 2.5 years. Her product area is Display Ads, specifically the DoubleClick for Publishers product. DFP is an ad trafficking and serving platform that brings publishers valuable ad revenue to keep their business running.

Jiyang Ju, PhD: Senior Scientist at Pfizer
Dr. Yu received his bachelor’s degree in computer science from Zhejiang University, China in 2006. In 2008, he started his PhD in Department of Biomedical Informatics at Columbia University. He then joined Califano lab for his dissertation and received the PhD degree in 2012. His thesis work was on integrating systems biology and functional genomics to identify drivers and therapeutic targets of human cancers. His PhD work was published in top journals such as Cancer Cell. Right after his PhD, he joined the computational biology group at Pfizer Oncology as a senior scientist. His current work at Pfizer is to develop software and algorithms to analyze functional genomics NGS data and to integrate with large-scaled genetic/genomic data for pharmacological target identification of human tumors.

Yuan Du: Software Engineer at Facebook
Yuan is a software engineer in Facebook. She graduated from Columbia University in Dec 2012 and got her master degree in CS major. She has worked at Facebook New York office for almost two years since then. She worked on web development in last year and now she is focusing on Android app development.

Mia (Mi) Zhou: Software Engineer at Bank of America
Mia is currently working in Bank of America, Merrill Lynch. Her team is called Quartz Core, which is known as an integrated platform for both Global Market trading and risk management, from front to back, across all financial assets. Before that she enrolled in Barclays’ technology rotation program for one and half year, working in Rates, Prime Service and Mortgage Securities. In addition to the financial industry working experience, Mia did a summer internship in the Bing Search team in Microsoft. She got a master degree in Computer Science from Columbia University.

Questions about this event? Can’t make it but want to learn more? Please contact Gabriella Sanguineti at  gps2118@columbia.edu