External Events

Empowering Women in Chemistry: A Global Networking Event

Where: February 12, 2019
Schrödinger Inc, 120 West 45th Street, New York, NY 10036

In honor of the 100th anniversary of IUPAC, on February 12th, 2019, chemists worldwide will come together as part of an initiative entitled: Empowering Women in Chemistry: A Global Networking Event. In unison with hundreds of other breakfasts, spanning 30 countries, we will celebrate here at the Schrödinger office in NYC! We would love for you to be a part of this event which aims to bring together women chemists, both students and professionals, and those who support and advocate for women in chemistry.

In line with this being a global event, we will virtually connect with our chemistry colleagues in Boston, where we’ll be inspired by keynote speakers Margaret Chu-Moyer, Vice-President of Research at Amgen and Rebecca Ruck, Director of Process Chemistry at Merck. They will speak about overcoming and persevering through the challenges they have faced during their careers, and ways in which they work to promote women in chemistry. After the talks, there will be time to chat and meet one another over breakfast.

This event is open to all, though you must register given our limited capacity. Please feel free to forward to anyone in your network whom you think may benefit from attending. Registration: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/iupac-empowering-women-in-chemistry-a-global-networking-breakfast-tickets-55078787135

GSAS Writing Studio

The new GSAS Writing Studio is open to all dissertation writers at any stage of their dissertation (including thesis proposal and prelim writing), including STEM students.

This semester they’re offering a number of writing groups and events, all run by fellow graduate students trained specifically in supporting writers in all fields. They also offer 1-on-1 writing consultations with their trained consultants, to help you with any issue you might be having, and rooms that can be reserved for dissertation related group work. Upcoming events include:

Science And Writing Group

 First and third Friday’s of the month, 10:00am – 12:00pm.

Set some time aside specifically for writing with other science PhD students. Let by a GSAS Writing Studio consultant, this biweekly writing group is designed to provide light structure and support to STEM PhD’s at any stage of their dissertation, including over an hour of dedicated writing time. The group will be held in the GSAS Writing Studio, 319M Lehman Library, Room A, starting Friday, February 1st.

Register for the group here

Writing Plan Workshop

Thursday, January 31, 4:00-5:00pm 

Friday, February 1, 3:00-4:00pm 

Set yourself up for dissertation writing success by starting the semester with a writing plan. Led by a GSAS Writing Studio consultant, workshop participants will develop meaningful goals and set a personalized, realistic plan for reaching them. By taking a holistic view of your writing life, we’ll help you develop time management strategies and identify the support systems, safety nets, and tools that will keep you on track. This workshop is open to all Arts & Sciences dissertation writers; it is best suited to those who plan to be actively writing this semester.

Workshops will be held in the GSAS Writing Studio, 319M Lehman Library, Room A.

The GSAS Writing Studio is here to support your dissertation-writing needs. Please visit our newly-redesigned website where you can:

*Register for Dissertation-Writing Groupsthese begin soon! Register by Friday, February 1

       *Sign up for one-on-one appointments with our trained writing consultants

*Book a meeting room for dissertation-related group work

*Learn more about upcoming events including 1-day Writing Sprints and 4-day Retreats

As always, the writing stations in the Studio’s newly-renovated mezzanine space are available on a first-come, first-served basis every day starting at 9:00am.

Person Place Thing and 500 Women Scientists – Interview Series at KGB Bar

February 6, April 3 and June 5

The public radio program Person Place Thing in conjunction with the group 500 Women Scientists, is about to launch a series of interview shows with – well yes – women scientists, live on stage, with live music, at KGB Bar. Even better, our first guest got her PhD at Columbia.  Here’s the lineup:

Astrophysicist Sarah Pearson

Her research focuses on galactic dynamics including stellar streams, the galactic bar, and interacting dwarf galaxies. She has also worked on supernova remnants.  Wednesday, February 6.

Geophysicist Einat Lev
The main goal of her research is to improve the tools volcanologist use to understand lava and magma, and how they flow inside and outside volcanoes. Wednesday, April 3.

Microbiologist Davida Smith
She studies Staphylococcus aureus from animals and humans, and the role of the built environment and anthropogenic activity in driving antibiotic resistance. Wednesday, June 5.

Here’s the event page where people can get a ticket.

2019 Scientista Symposium: Science Without Borders

Early Bird Tickets on sale until February 1st, 2019

Symposium on March 29-31, 2019 in Boston, MA

Early bird ticket pricing for the 2019 Scientista Symposium: Science Without Borders is ending soon!image.gif


The Scientista Symposium is a national conference that helps advance the careers of young women in STEMM by facilitating networking with representatives from top companies, a range of professional and technical skill workshops, and a chance to present research and compete for cash prizes.

This year’s program features 3 inspirational keynote speakers, 7 career panels on topics such as science communication, science policy, industry, and entrepreneurship in STEM, workshops on Python coding, a research poster session, a pitch competition to a panel of investors, free headshots(!), resume review sessions, and a career fair with 50 top organizations like Microsoft, Genentech, NASA, and more. Our conferences regularly attract over 500 young women from top institutions throughout the country – it’s a fantastic opportunity to cultivate professional relationships.

Early Bird Tickets are on sale until February 1 – Register here!

Interested in volunteering at the Symposium in exchange for a free registration? Apply here.

For more information, check out the Symposium website or email us @ jackie@scientistafoundation.org