FALL 2021 EVENTS
Meet and Greet Social
Date: Friday, September 17, 6PM
Introducing new WinS members and rekindling past friendships. Plus, breakout room trivia!
Workshop on PhD Applications
Date: Tuesday, September 28, 7PM
Information session about the PhD application process and the statement of purpose. Q&A hosted by Professor Chris Rushlow from Biology.
Alternative Career Paths in STEM
Date: Wednesday, October 13, 7PM
"Career Paths in STEM" events comprise discussion and Q&A sessions about career choices after college, and provides networking opportunities in STEM fields. Miriam Erickson is an attorney specializing in environmental and energy policy. She works closely with scientists, engineers, and others in the government and academia. She will provide insight about career opportunities in the government, both federal and local; career paths that lead to making your mark on policy; and non-academic organizations that hire scientists, for example trade associations.
Watch the recording here: https://nyu.zoom.us/rec/play/VwUaJ9jt-22YwpadbGCu4hYThHFOBiA2Z0aAQZU8wqAke2A62LMuAdv7VON408x0WIIm_0QXkueYAAVQ.wwafVIj5SPC7I2s1?autoplay=true&startTime=1634166257000
WINS Fall Lecture: Understand the Nav Channels through the Lens of an Electron Microscope
Date: Tuesday November 9, 6:30–7:30PM
This CAS-wide event features Professor Nieng Yan, a Professor of Molecular Biology at Princeton University. Her research covers areas in biochemistry, biophysics and structural biology. Her laboratory currently studies the structural and chemical basis for membrane transport and lipid metabolism. Professor Yan is also passionate about promoting women's rights in science.
Zoom link: https://nyu.zoom.us/j/95849373260
Conversation on Diversity in STEM
Date: Monday December 6, 7:30–8:30 PM
Former WinS graduate Diana Abraham will moderate a panel comprising women of color at different stages in their careers. Topics ranging from choosing career paths to overcoming challenges in the STEM field will be discussed.
De-stressor Social (in person!)
Date: Friday, December 10, 3-5PM, Silver 907
Let's get together for a fun social event to de-stress toward the end of the semester. Board games gala!
"Lost Women of Science" Season One (Free Podcasts)
Date: December, 2021
Season 1: The first season includes four in-depth episodes centered on Dr. Dorothy Andersen (1901-1963), a pediatric pathologist who identified and named cystic fibrosis in 1938.
Episode 1: The Question Mark. While performing an autopsy on the body of a young child, Dr. Dorothy Andersen made a startling discovery.
Episode 2: The Matilda Effect. The traces Dr. Andersen left behind provide glimpses into her life.
Episode 3: The Case of the Missing Portrait. A missing portrait of Dr. Andersen takes us on a journey into the perils of memorialization—and who gets to be remembered.
Episode 4: Breakfast in the Snow. Dr. Andersen’s legacy creates hope for those living with cystic fibrosis today.
Spring 2022 EVENTS
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Rosalind Franklin Society virtual conference: Labs, Leaders, Critical Connections
Date: January 25-27, 2PM-5 PM
This is an outside of NYU event sponsored by the RFS, to hear insights from leaders in cutting-edge fields such as precision medicine and space exploration to large and small biotech industry leaders, as well as journalists, and new leadership in Washington. Presentations will be from prestigious scholars, authors, award winners, government leaders from NSF, OTPS, NASA, and the casting producer from Shark Tank! Register for free here.
Info/Planning event for WinS "Future in STEM " Outreach
Date: Monday, February 7, 6:00 PM
Info and planning event for the WinS outreach mentorship program, "Future in STEM," which will begin this semester. WinS members will reach out to middle and high school girls to lead virtual discussions about careers in STEM. Andrea, Michaela, and Jessica developed this new program and will lead the information session.
CARY INSTITUTE OF ECOSYSTEM STUDIES INTRODUCTION TO CONSERVATION ANALYSIS WEBINAR
Date: Wednesday, February 16, 7PM
This is an outside of NYU virtual event hosted by the Catskill Science Collaborative entitled: Oh Deer! How Deer shape Forests in the Catskills and beyond. Local ecologists will discuss how deer populations have changed over the last 100 years as land has become reforested and hunting pressure has declined, what loss of woody cover and the herbaceous layer means for forests and wildlife, management options, and ways that landowners can help promote healthy forest regeneration. Register for free via Eventbrite here.
The Data Science Spectacular
Date: Tuesday, March 1, 7:00 PM
Ever wondered what’s actually going on in data science but were too afraid to ask? The Data Science Spectacular is for you! This is a show at NYC's Caveat theater (21A Clinton St.) performed by Andrea Jones-Rooy, Ph.D., but will also be held virtually as a simultaneous livestream event. Prof. Jones-Rooy is a professor at NYU who teaches "Data Science for Everyone" and "Advanced Topics in Data Science." She also consults and speaks with organizations about social & data science, previously contributed to FiveThirtyEight as a quantitative researcher, and is an internationally touring standup comedian and circus performer.
International Women's Day Celebration
Date: Tuesday, March 8, 7:30-8:30 PM
The NYU Office of Global Inclusion is hosting Solange Knowles to celebrate International Women's Day. Solange is a Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter, and visual artist. In 2013 Solange established Saint Heron, a multidisciplinary platform, studio, creative agency, and curatorial project with a mission to build spaces that engage radical conversation in thoughtful, original works that amplify vital voices, and conceptual imagining across art, design, architecture, fashion, and literature. She will receive the 2022 NYU Global Trailblazer Award for Creative and Artistic Excellence as NYU Women Lead: A Global Leadership Accelerator and its Global Black Women Leadership Initiative. Learn more and RSVP.
WINS Seniors Speak
Date: Wednesday, March 23, 8:00-9:00 PM
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.
RACE AND RACISM IN THE SCIENCES SPEAKER SERIES
Dates: Thursdays, April 7, 14, 28, May 5 4:00 - 5:30 PM
This is an NYU virtual event hosted by the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion efforts across NYU Sciences. It brings experts across disciplines to discuss issues of racism within the history of our disciplines and consider means by which we can create a more inclusive science. RSVP here
April 7 Marie Bragg, School of Medicine, Population Health on social factors affecting health disparities
April 14 Meredith Broussard, Journalism on bias in face recognition in artificial intelligence
April 28 Jacob Faber, Sociology on political and social factors impact economic inequality
May 5 Matthew Rockman, Biology on eugenics, genetic determinism, and population essentialism
PANEL AND Q&A: WOMEN IN DATA SCIENCE
Date: Monday, April 11, 7:30 PM
The lack of diversity in data science and artificial intelligence (AI) allows biased research agendas, algorithms, and tech policies to shape our increasingly digital future. This Women in Data Science panel highlights the paths, accomplishments, and struggles of women pursuing careers in data and AI in the hope of encouraging underrepresented students to embark on their data science journeys.
WINS Spring Lecture: "Sequence-based approaches as human-centered data science methods for crisis informatics"
Date: Wednesday, April 27, 6:30–7:30 PM
This CAS-wide event features Professor Marina Kogan, Assistant Professor in the School of Computing at the University of Utah. Dr. Kogan's interests are in Crisis Informatics, Social Computing, and Network Science. Dr. Kogan studies how social media platforms — as both complex and sociotechnical systems — affect and are affected by social behavior. She will present on how Human-Centered Data Science (HCDS) provides methodological approaches that both harness the power of computational methods and account for the highly situated nature of social media activity in disruption. She will focus on sequence-based approaches as examples of HCDS methods in two empirical studies: analysis of attention-garnering information during a natural disaster and investigation of behavioral signatures in coordinated information operations.
Recording of the lecture is now available!
BOARD GAME SOCIAL (IN PERSON!)
Date: Friday, May 6, 3:30-5:30 PM, Silver 907
Let's get together for a fun social event to play board games and de-stress toward the end of the semester. And say goodbye to our seniors!