2nd Annual WISC Graduate Research Symposium

Facing Forward: Empowering Women and Effectively Communicating Science

Saturday, April 14th, 2018
8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

The WISC Graduate Research Symposium (WGRS) is a multi-disciplinary research conference that aims to highlight and celebrate emerging research conducted by women graduate students in the science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields. The format of the symposium is designed to encourage discussion across an array of STEM disciplines by sharing the details of current research and placing them in a broader context, making connections and engaging in research networking.  Click here to view our official symposium flyer.

The symposium will feature an opening keynote speech by Kuheli Dutt, Assistant Director of Academic Affairs and Diversity at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, as well as an interactive panel discussion on science communication with Dr. Mariam Aly, Associate Professor of Psychology at Columbia, Dr. Andrei Cimpian, Assistant Professor of Psychology at NYU, Meehan Crist, Writer-In-Residence in the Department of Biological Sciences at Columbia, and Health Sciences Communication, a healthcare consultancy group that focuses on scientific strategy, medical communications, and value-based differentiation of health products.  The day will conclude with a closing keynote speech by Dr. Carol Mason, Chair of Interschool Planning at Columbia’s Zuckerman Institute, and a networking reception.

Throughout the day, students will have the opportunity to present their scientific papers and posters.  WGRS faculty will award graduate students with awards for top presentations.  View the entire schedule for the symposium.

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