Upcoming Events

STEM  Starters: Neuroscience Day [CANCELLED]

Unfortunately, due to the unfolding situation concerning COVID-19 and per the University’s directive, STEM Starters events will be canceled until further notice. Thank you for your interest and we look forward to events in the future!

STEM Starters Board

Graduate Research Symposium

When: Saturday, April 4

The Fourth Annual WISC Graduate Research Symposium is here! We will bring graduate students from across the STEM disciplines together for a day of science talks, workshops, poster presentations, and networking. The theme of this year’s event is Speaking Confidently in the Face of Uncertainty, as we believe it is important to empower people of all gender identities to speak boldly about their science. Save the date for April 4th, 2020, and check back regularly for updates about the event!

Coffee and Conversation: Grad School in STEM Q&A

When: Friday, March 6

Curious how to get involved with scientific research on campus? Want to know what it’s like to be a graduate student (M.S. or Ph.D.) in a STEM field? Interested in grad school, but intimidated by the application process? We’re here to answer your questions! Take a coffee break and learn from a group of current graduate students in STEM who are excited to pass on their perspective and experience in navigating a career in scientific research. If you want to learn more and participate, you can sign up HERE. If you want to volunteer, you can sign up HERE

STEM Starters: Biology

When: Saturday, November 9

Are you interested in science outreach? Volunteer with us! Each month is themed around a different STEM topic, and we are always looking for volunteers to help organize and teach! This month, WISC and Biological Sciences Career Initiative (BSCI) are focused on Biology. If you want to learn more and volunteer, you can sign up to our STEM Starters email list HERE.

Girls’ Science Day

When: Saturday, November 16

GSD is a free day-long program of hands-on experiments for middle school girls. Groups of girls will rotate through experiment stations, each designed by a team of graduate students from across the university. Visit the Girls’ Science Day website to learn more and sign up to volunteer.

WISC After Hours

When: Wednesday, November 20, 6:00-7:30 in the Chemistry Student Lounge in Havemayer

WISC After Hours is a space for graduate students to come together in an informal setting to talk about student issues that matter. This month, we will have a conversation facilitated by Dr. Victoria Grosso from mental health counseling services for a discussion on stress culture at Columbia. Register here!