Spring 2021 Events (all times EDT)
Career Paths in STEM
Date: Thursday, February 4, 7PM
Guest: Dr. Tatyana Gavrilchenko
Career Paths in STEM comprises discussion and Q&A sessions about career choices after college, and provides networking opportunities in STEM fields. Dr. Gavrilchenko spans the fields of math, physics, and biology. After graduating from U.C. Berkeley in 2013 with a B.A. in Mathematics and Astronomy, she worked on the structure and function of biological fluid flow networks as a graduate student at the University of Pennsylvania. She received her Ph.D. in Physics in 2020 and is currently searching for underlying physical principles of embryo development and tissue reorganization.
Info session and Q&A: Applying to Medical School
Date: Tuesday, February 16, 3:30–5:00 PM
Rafael Rivera from NYU School of Medicine admissions will speak about the medical school application process and what they look for in applicants. There will be a presentation followed by Q&A.
Panel and Q&A - "Life in Academia"
Date: Tuesday, March 2, 6:00–7:30 PM
NYU professors discuss their research. Panel featuring Professors Suse Broyde (Biology), Kimberley Carlson (Environmental Studies), Sylvia Serfaty (Mathematics), and Meredith Broussard (Journalism). Moderated by WINS members.
International Women's Day Celebration
Date: Monday, March 8, 6:00–7:30 PM
This is an informal event to celebrate International Women's Day 2021, and the women who have inspired us. Feel free to invite women friends, relatives, mentors, changemakers, and/or bring stories of women who have inspired you. To commemorate the official theme of International Women's Day 2021, #ChoosetoChallenge, we will be taking a (virtual!) group selfie to show our support! We will also engage in mindful meditation and gentle movement with Steinhardt Music and Performing Arts Professions Program Administrator Allegra Romita (MA, CMA, EdM, RYT). We look forward to you joining us for an evening spent empowering one another through community and movement. CAS students are welcome!
Zoom link: https://nyu.zoom.us/j/92005762059
Virtual Showcase Viewing of "Picture a Scientist"
Date: March 14–16, at your convenience
Watch the documentary film "Picture a Scientist", at your convenience, anytime between Sunday, March 14, 12pm noon through Wednesday, March 17, 12pm noon. This is a film by Ian Cheney and Sharon Shattuck, which we licensed specifically for WINS members to view in this 72-hr window. A mandatory event will follow on Thurs March 18 at 8PM to discuss topics raised in the film (see below). Here's more information about the film.
Panel and Q&A: "Navigating Challenges at Different Career Stages"
Date: Thursday, March 18, 7:30–9 PM
Featuring Professors Christine Rushlow (Professor, Biology, NYU FAS), Gira Bhabha (Assistant Professor, Cell Biology, NYU Skirball Institute), and Noelle Antao (Postdoctoral Fellow, Cell Biology, NYU Skirball Institute). Moderated by WINS coordinator Federica Satori (PhD candidate, NYU Biology). Issues raised in the film "Picture a Scientist" will be discussed.
WINS Spring Lecture: "The Public Health Impact of the Shifting Landscape of Illicit Drugs"
Date: Tuesday, April 13, 6:30–7:30 PM
This CAS-wide event features Professor Courtney McKnight, Clinical Assistant Professor of Epidemiology. Dr. Courtney McKnight will be presenting findings from her research examining the shifting landscape of illicit drugs in New York State. Dr. Courtney McKnight is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Epidemiology at the School of Global Public Health. She specializes in mixed methods research focused on the epidemiology of drug use, drug overdose, emerging drug trends and HIV and HCV infection.
Zoom link: https://nyu.zoom.us/j/94494366145
Psych Mic Night
Date: At your convenience (previously recorded)
Hillary Lin, MD spoke in Maya Metser's "Psych Mic Event Series," which highlights professionals in psychology. Dr. Lin is a physician and founder of Curio, a creative and social mental health startup. Hillary was trained at Stanford (BS, MD, GSB Cert, and Residency), where she also developed her passion for healthcare innovation. She previously founded colon cancer screening startup GutSavvy, and created several healthtech apps (GoalZu, CoPilot Health, PairWise, Science Fight Cancer). She also practices internal medicine via the telemedicine platform Plushcare. Video of this event can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ow3at1R5abg
WINS Seniors Speak
Date: Tuesday, April 27, 6–7:30PM
WINS seniors will talk about their topic of choice, whether it be about their research, reflections on their last year at NYU, thoughts on the WINS panel events, or what they plan to do after graduation.
Fall 2020 Events
Psych Mic Night
Date: Thursday, September 10, 6PM
Dr. Dale Atkins will speak in Maya Metser's "Psych Mic Event Series," which highlights professionals in psychology. Topics for Q&A include career path, experience in graduate school, challenges faced, and tips for wellbeing. Video of this event can be found here: https://youtu.be/3eSQ1BjADSU
Meet and Greet
Date: Friday, September 25, 6:30PM
Introducing new WinS members and rekindling past friendships. Multiple Zoom breakout rooms with quick rounds to get to know each other.
Date: Friday, October 16, 11AM
Dr. Rita Colwell on "The Empowerment of Having a Lab of One's Own"
Rita Colwell, president of the Rosalind Franklin Society, is a pioneering microbiologist and the first woman to lead the National Science Foundation. She is a Distinguished University Professor at both the University of Maryland and Johns Hopkins University’s Bloomberg School of Public Health.
Date: Wednesday, October 21, 11AM
Dr. Susan Hockfield on "The Great Convergence: How Biology and Engineering Unite to Reshape Our World"
Neuroscientist Susan Hockfield, who served as president of MIT from 2004–2012, shares her views of the future that she lays out in her recent book, The Age of Living Machines: How Biology Will Build the Next Technology Revolution.
Date: Thursday, October 29, 6PM
Dr. Matthew Cobb on "The Life and Times of Rosalind Franklin"
Matthew Cobb, British biologist and author, explores Franklin’s contribution to DNA structure and how they have been seen in popular culture.
Date: Friday, November 20, 1PM
Dr. Jennifer Doudna "Fireside chat"
Conversation and celebration of a groundbreaking scientist - CRISPR pioneer Jennifer Doudna, PhD (University of California, Berkeley/HHMI), who was recently awarded the 2020 Nobel Prize in Chemistry with Emmanuelle Charpentier, PhD, a microbiologist at the Max Planck Institute in Berlin.
WINS Fall Lecture
Date: Thursday, October 29, 6PM
This CAS-wide event features Mary Killilea, Professor of Biology and Environmental Studies, speaking on "Understanding climatic controls of blacklegged ticks and Lyme disease." Professor Killilea shares her research on the effects of climate on blacklegged ticks (Ixodes scapularis) and Lyme disease. Anthropogenic climate change over the past century has led to global temperatures consistently above those historically recorded (Solomon et al., 2007). One of the most discussed, but perhaps least understood, consequences of global climate change is its effect on infectious disease and human health. The Lyme disease system exemplifies the potential for climate change to shape the distribution and risk of infectious disease, because tick development, activity, and survival all depend strongly on climatic conditions.
The lecture can now be viewed on NYU Stream! https://stream.nyu.edu/media/1_3jagbj3x
Workshop on PhD Applications
Date: Tuesday, November 10, 6:30PM
Information session about the PhD application process and the statement of purpose. Q&A hosted by Professors Chris Rushlow and Duncan Smith from Biology.
Workshop on How to Get Involved in Research
Date: Tuesday, November 17, 6:30PM
Upper-level WINS members already actively involved in research in their fields discuss how they found a research lab that fit their academic interests. Chris Rushlow, the Director of WINS, and Federica Sartori, the graduate advisor, advise on how to reach out to professors leading labs of interest.
WINS/GWINS Networking Event
Date: Monday, December 14, 12PM
Every year it is tradition for the graduate and undergraduate Women in Science to get together in an informal setting to network and for undergraduates to ask grad students questions about post-grad life in their fields. This year's event will include zoom games for team building fun.
Spring 2020 Events (Past 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 2019 (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.