WISC hosts bi-monthly general meetings for those interested in learning more about WISC, who we are, what we’re about, and how to get involved. All are welcome, and refreshments are served. Check our calendar for the latest meeting time and location.

Social Events

Happy Hours
WISC hosts bi-monthly happy hours for all those interested. Check our calendar for the latest happy hour time and location.

Networking Socials
WISC hosts quarterly socials for all those interested. These are always extravagant affairs with lots of food, drink and merriment.

Girls’ Science Day (GSD)

Girls’ Science Day is a hugely popular event in which over 150 middle school girls from all around New York City are invited to spend the day getting their hands dirty with science! If you’re interested in volunteering or learning more, go to

Science Saturday Starters (S3)

Science Saturday Starters is an outreach program where graduate student volunteers perform fun and interesting experiments with middle school students to teach science. If you are interested in volunteering or learning more, please contact the chairs.


WISC is piloting a new mentoring program this year in which we’ll be pairing up graduate students and post-docs with academic and industry mentors. Interested in learning more or getting involved? Contact the Mentoring Officers and check the calendar to find out when our next mentoring event will take place.

Discussion Series

Each month during the academic year, WISC hosts a different discussion about topics of interest to WISCers. These have included lectures on Cosmetic Chemistry, discussions on balancing work and life, etc. Check our calendar to see what we’ve got planned this month. The DS officers are also eager to hear any suggestions you may have about what topics are important to you.

WISC-Sponsored Speakers

Each year, the Department of Chemistry reserves one seat in its lecture schedule for the “WISC-Sponsored Speaker in Chemistry” who is selected expressly by WISCers each fall. Check the calendar to see who we’ve got lined up to come and speak this spring.

Other Departments
We’d love to see WISC-sponsored speakers in other departments too! Interested in helping us get this done? Please contact our WISC Board.

A list of our past events can be found here