Spring 2020 Events
WINS Seniors Research Talks (via Zoom)
Date: Wednesday, April 29th
WINS seniors will give short presentations about the research they conducted throughout their undergraduate studies. Seniors practice valuable public speaking and science communication skills and younger WINS members can find out about research opportunities at NYU in their fields of interest.
PhD and Graduate School Application Q&A (via Zoom)
Monday, April 20th
PhD students from the Graduate School of Arts and Science hold an information session about the graduate school application process in different STEM fields, discuss the lifestyle and skills learned through a PhD, and what careers you can pursue after graduate school.
Diversity Opportunities for Women in Science (CAS-wide) (POSTPONED)
Fall 2020 (Date, Location TBA)
A panel of faculty members and graduate students from the Graduate School of Arts and Science will candidly discuss their experiences as diverse women in STEM as well as diversity opportunities for women in science.
Medical School Application Q&A
Thursday, March 5th
Joanne McGrath from NYU School of Medicine admissions will speak about the medical school application process and what medical schools look for in applicants. This info session will help WINS members interested in medical school be successful in their application process.
Science Careers in Consulting
Tuesday, February 25th
Melody Foo, PhD from Pfizer Pharmaceuticals and Acsel Health LLC and an NYU alum joined WINS to give thoughtful and valuable insight on career opportunities in academia, consulting, and the pharmaceutical industry. Melody provided a great networking opportunity for all WINS members interested in pursuing a career in consulting with a science background or in the pharmaceutical industry.
WINS Spring Lecture
Thursday, February 6th, Jurow Hall (1st Floor Silver Center), 5–6PM (light reception to follow)
Professor Andrei Cimpian (Psychology), "The Brilliance Barrier: Stereotypes about Brilliance Are an Obstacle to Diversity in Science and Beyond."
Professor Cimpian proposes a field’s diversity is affected by what its members believe is required for success: Fields that value raw intellectual talent above all else may inadvertently obstruct the participation of women and (some) minorities. The environment in these fields may be less welcoming to women and minority groups because of cultural stereotypes that associate intellectual talent—brilliance, genius, etc.—with (white) men. This is supported by observational and experimental data from a wide range of fields in the sciences and the humanities, as well as by developmental data that reveal how early these stereotypes take hold.
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Fall 2020 (Past Events)
WINS and GWINS Luncheon
Date: December 13th
The graduate/undergraduate WINS luncheon was an intimate setting for undergraduates to ask grad students questions about post-grad life in their fields.
Finals Study Time
Date: December 10th
An afternoon of quiet study with snacks provided for WINS members to prepare for finals.
How to Get Involved in Research Workshop
Date: December 4th
WINS members were able to actively work on finding a research lab that fit their academic interests and get advice on how to reach out to the professor leading that lab from the Director of WINS, the graduate advisor, and upper-level WINS members who were already actively involved in research in their fields.
Career Paths in STEM
Date: November 5th
Pamela Feliciano, an NYU alumn, discussed her career moving from a postdoc in academia, to a senior editor at Nature Genetics, and finally to her current positions as a senior scientist at SFARI and Scientific Director of sparkforautism.org.
"Speed Meet and Greet"
Date: October 7th
The first WINS meeting of the year was a speed dating style meet and greet between WINS members, graduate students, and faculty from diverse fields across STEM. This event allowed members to establish connections with faculty and graduate students in their field. WINS members were also able to get to know each other and begin building a vibrant community of STEM women.