Fall 2019 Events
Thursday, Oct 24, 5:30pm in Snell Engineering 200
Tuesday, Oct 29, 5:30pm in Curry 346
week of Nov 4th, no meeting
Tuesday, Nov 12, 5:30pm in Curry 346
Thursday, Nov 21, 5:30pm in Snell Engineering 200
Tuesday, Nov 26, 5:30pm in Curry 346
Thursday, Dec 5, 5:30pm in Snell Engineering 200
Tuesday, Dec 10, 5:30pm in Snell Engineering 200
Thursday, Dec 19, 5:30pm in Snell Engineering 200
Women in Science coloring: Wednesday October 30, 11:00 AM – 1 PM, Egan 206: have fun and enjoy pizza while coloring some women in science themed figures!
“Meet and Sweet” Dessert Party : following the concept of the Dessert Potluck Come and bring a bag of desserts (~ one dozen) to share. Please sign up here
When and Where: Thursday November 21, 11:00 AM – 1 PM, Egan 206
We will provide tea and hot cocoa, cupcakes and plates/napkins. Please BYO mug!
Embroidery with GWiSE: Have you seen the rise in fiber arts used for women’s rights activism?
Community Co-Chair Kris has in articles like
She wanted to learn a new skill with her GWiSE pals!
Join GWiSE for a private embroidery lesson on Tuesday, November 5th from 6 – 8PM at Aeronaut Brewery in Somerville. The lesson is from 6:15-7:15 and is taught by Emily Tirella owner of Make & Mend, a second hand crafting store at Bow Market in Somerville. Check out her work on etsy , online, on instagram. Even her store online and on instagram!
Get tickets for embroidery here ($20).
There are only 16 spots available so secure your seat today! Thank you for joining us off campus for some community building as well as supporting a local woman owned and operated business.
Remember the event is at Aeronaut Brewery in Somerville on Tuesday, November 5th from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM.
Stick around after for indie trivia at 8 PM or purchase another embroidery kit for $12 so you can get a head start on your first complete project.
Three Minute Thesis: Tuesday November 19th, 2-4pm; in Snell 090 Register to present: here Registration deadline: Nov 5th at midnight
What would you do? Workplace Conflict and Title IX Session
Date: Friday October 5th, noon to 1:30pm
Location: Curry 346
Description: Come educate yourself about Title IX and other workplace issues. The format of the event will be a discussion about various situations students may ago through and how to best deal with them. Northeastern’s Office for University Equity and Compliance will be present to help us better understand how they can help for Title IX related issues and we will also discuss where to go for other problems we may be faced with. This will be an inactivate event so attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions and get more familiar will the topics covered.
First session of our monthly community series on 9/10
Career event with Systems & Technology Research on Thur. 9/13
Tie-Dye Barbecue/Summer Social
Outreach volunteer training workshop
What: Join the Center for STEM Education for a volunteer training workshop. Training is required for future participation in Center for STEM Education outreach events. At this workshop, you will discuss what it means to be a volunteer, receive a quick training session, have a feedback discussion, brainstorm some new activities, and complete necessary forms.
Sign up: here.
When: Tuesday, February 27th, 10AM -12:30PM
Where: NEU – Shillman 335
Center for STEM Education event calendar: here
Girls’ Day @ the MIT Museum
What: Girls’ Day is not only for girls, but the goal is to celebrate women scientists, and show (and inspire) diversity in the sciences. GWISE will be hosting a hands on activity exploring Earth & Environmental Sciences.
Sign up: Here
When: Saturday, March 10th from 12 – 4 pm
Where: MIT Museum
Girl Scouts STEM Conference & Expo
What: Girls in grades 6 to 12 will have the chance to be inspired by local STEM women leading in their fields, participate in hands-on experiments, and meet with representatives from top local universities and businesses that specialize in STEM. GWISE will be hosting a hands-on activity booth.
When: Sun. March 18, 3PM – 5PM
Where: Sheraton Framingham Hotel
SET in the City
What: Science Technology Engineering in the City is an event for young women grades 9 -12 to participate in hands-on science activities, meet with women working in Science, Engineering and Technology and find out about cutting-edge research. GWISE will be hosting a lunch and hands -on activity for about 25 highschool girls.
Sign up: Here
When: Saturday, April 7, 11:30am -2pm
What: Imagine, discover, and explore a world that’s too small to see. NanoDays is a museum-wide celebration of nanoscale and quantum science. Every year, GWISE members volunteer to help run hands-on activities.
First time volunteers must complete a Sharing Science Workshop prior to NanoDay
Sharing Science Workshops:
Thursday, March 15th – 4-6pm @ MIT Duboc 4-331
Wednesday, March 28th – 12-2pm @ Harvard McKay 203
Sign up: here
When: Saturday, April 7, 10:30am -3:30pm
Where: Museum of Science, Boston
Resume Lightning Round on Mon. 3/5
Introductory Julia tutorial on Mon. 2/19
Negotiating your First Job Offer
Leadership Framework Workshop
Cookie decorating Social
To help you with the final stretch of the semester, we will host our annual cookie decorating event on Tuesday, December 12th.
We will provide biscuits, frosting and hot beverages.
Bring your captivating conversation, meet new friends, and create the cookie of your dreams!
We will host the event over the afternoon, feel free to stop by at your convenience.
Self defense class
GWISE Travel Awardees
Our GWISE Travel Award for outstanding graduate students is dedicated to the advancement of graduate students in STEM fields.
GWISE strives to promote the equality and acknowledgement of women in STEM fields. The purpose of this award is to enable students to present their work at scientific conferences to gain exposure to exciting fields and well-respected researchers. In addition, we encourage all awardees to serve as ambassadors to increase the visibility and influence of women in STEM.
Congratulations to the three winners of the award!
Geanna Flavetta (CEE)
Alice Peiying Wang (CEE)
Mary “Lizzy” Warner (CEE)
General Member Meeting
We will have our General Member Meeting on Tuesday, September 26th, at 3PM in 333 Curry Student Center.
If you want to get involved in future events, participate in Outreach with local Boston area students and figure out what we do, come join us!
In the past year, GWISE volunteers have participated in several outreach opportunities around Boston. Some of our favorite events were the Girl Scout STEM Conference and Expo, where we built small motors with young female scientists, and NanoDays at the Museum of Science, where we led activities in nanoscale science and engineering for kids at the museum.
What: GWISE General Member Meeting
When: Sept 26th, 3:00PM
Where: Curry Student Center 333
Ice Cream Social
The semester is starting soon and we have a special event for you!
3 Min Thesis Competition
Join us for a screening of Hidden Figures, and enjoy pizza from Otto’s!
When: June 28th 2017, 6PM-9PM
Where: West Village F020
Join GWISE to tie-dye a free T-shirt!
When : JUNE 20 2017, 1PM-4PM
Location : Robinson Quad
First Year Panel and Welcome Mixer
September 15, 2015
Curry Student Center Roof Deck Terrace (rain location: 346 Curry Student Center), 4-6pm
Calling all new graduate students! During the first hour, we will have a panel of experienced graduate students from different colleges speaking about classes, selecting an advisor, work-life balance, living in Boston, and anything else you have questions about!
During the second hour, we invite all GWISE members to come socialize and enjoy some pizza.
Library Skills Workshop
September 24, 2015
422 Snell Library, 2-3pm
Join GWISE and Northeastern librarians for a Library Skills Session! This event is especially valuable for new and current graduate students. Attendees will be exposed to research resources available at Northeastern, including online, in-person, and software resources like EndNote and Mendeley.
Volunteering at John Ward Elementary School
Starting September 16, 2015 and continues every other Wednesday
John Ward Elementary School, 3:30-4:45pm
Come out with GWISE and volunteer at the after school program at John Ward Elementary school in Newton! We will be leading exciting science and engineering projects for 6-8 year olds every other Wednesday afternoon from 3:30 to 4:45 for the fall semester. Get kids excited about science!
UNO’s Pizzeria and Grill Fundraiser
June 4, 2015 – All Day!
Uno’s Pizzeria & Grill
280 Huntington Ave
Graduate Women in Science and Engineering (GWISE) of Northeastern University thanks you for eating at UNO’s Pizzeria and Grill for our Summer Fundraiser! We raised $208 to go towards a scholarship fund for our members! The scholarship fund will be a travel award for our members to attend and present their research at conferences.
GWISE Events 01/2013- 05/2015
GWISE Officer Elections
Call for GWISE Executive board nominations
Tuesday, April 1st,
Curry Student Center
Resume/CV Speed Dating
Wednesday, April 8th, 5:30-7:30 pm
Curry Student Center Ballroom
Science Club for Girls Lab Tours
Thursday, April 30th, 4:30 – 6:30 pm
Call for MSSEF Mass Science Fair Judges
May 1-2, 2015
Building Bridges Call for engineering volunteers
April 17, 2015
sheLEADS Life in the Fast Lane: Advice from Women Who Are Crushing It!
Tuesday, April 7 from 5:30 – 7:00
2nd floor of Stearns
RE-SEED Program Conference
Wednesday, April 22nd from about 1 – 3 pm
Library Resource Information Session
Librarians who specialize in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields from Northeastern’s library presented on the different resources available for graduate students.
What: Library Resource Information Session
When: January 29th 2-3PM
Where: 422 Snell Library
GWISE Holiday Social and Cookie Decorating Party
We ended the semester with a bang and celebrated getting back the sleep we lost over the Fall semester with a Holiday Social and cookie decorating party.
Cookies, sprinkles and colored icing kept everyone in good cheer!
What: GWISE Holiday Social and Cookie Decoration Party
When: December 12th from 1:00 – 3:00
Where: 333 Curry Student Center
Tea and Talk with Dean Carla Brodley
Our very first ‘Tea and Talk’ seminar was celebrated with Dean Brodley! The event was an informal look into the life of a great woman, I’m sure many of us will remember her advice and life experiences for years to come.
What: Tea and Talk with Carla Brodley
When: December 1, 2014 at 12:30PM
Where: 333 Curry Student Center
Women In Engineering Leadership Reception
Co-hosted by the Society of Women Engineers
October 7th 5:30-7:15PM Alumni Center, RSVP Required
How Innovation and Technology are Business Game Changers
Women Who Inspire Series
September 18th 5-8PM Alumni Center
RSVP Required ($10): http://attend.com/WomenwhoInspire918
NSF GRFP Workshop
September 9th 6-7PM Raytheon Amphitheater
Hosted by the Office of Fellowships
There is still time to sign up for peer review circles!
GWISE Ice Cream Social and Elections
September 16th 3-4PM 333 CSC
Check out our new E-board!
01/31/2013 Library Resource Information Session
Librarians who specialize in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields from Northeastern’s library presented on the different resources available.
03/19/2013 First Annual Resume/CV “Speed Dating” Event
Our annual Resume “speed dating” event brings reviewers from academia and industry to review attendees’ resumes or CVs. Several industry contacts that participated were made at the Reverse Career fair hosted by Northeastern’s Career Development. Attendees will have about five minutes with a reviewer before switching, “Speed Dating” style. The event is co-sponsored by ADVANCE at Northeastern and features a catered dinner.
04/22/2013 Deadline for GWISE Logo Design Competition
Winner was selected by the E-board and received a $25 Amazon gift card. The winning Logo is now present on all of our advertising materials, Facebook page, OrgSync page, in our email signature, and pictured below.
05/01/2013 Informal Social Event
GWISE met informally for an end of the semester gathering to socialize and speak to members about future events and suggestions.
09/10/2013 Ice Cream Social
GWISE hosted an ice cream social. We elected officers for the 2013-2014 academic year and polled attendees on their interest levels for our proposed events and volunteer activities.
10/23/2013 Oral Presentation Skills Workshop
This event was the first of a two part presentation skills series (to be paired with a poster workshop in the spring semester). Professor Alan Zaremba from Communication Studies and Diane Ciarletta from Career Services gave 20-minute presentations on effective oral presentations. Professor Zaremba presented on general techniques and common mistakes of presenters, while Mrs. Ciarletta focused on scientific presentations.
12/03/2013 Science Club for Girls Sister Circles
GWISE has partnered with Science Club for Girls to participate in their “Sister Circles” once a semester. GWISE arranged tours of three research labs for 10-15 8th-12th-grade girls from local Boston schools. Then, we had a panel discussion with GWISE members where the girls asked questions on topics including college admissions, graduate school, research, personal life, etc.
12/13/2013 Northeastern’s Center for STEM Education STEM field trip
8th grade students from Curley School in Jamaica Plain attended a field trip to Northeastern with activities on water pollution, oil spills, and overfishing. Some GWISE members volunteered for various amounts of time during the 10am-2PM field trip.
02/04/2014 MathWorks Hosts Pizza Lunch and Networking
Mathworks hosted a pizza lunch and presented on positions in their company and some of the projects they work on (i.e. robotics competition using their software). Then, there was time for networking with their representatives and among the attendees.
03/01/2014 Boston Citywide Science Fair (Region VI)
The Center for STEM Education hosted a science fair at Northeastern’s Cabot Center. GWISE members participated in judging, and set up a table with a grip strength demonstrations for all the participants to enjoy.
03/04/2014 Poster Presentation Skills Workshop
This was the second part of the presentation skills series. Professor Bridget Smyser presented on effective poster presentations, just in time for NU:RISE.
03/31/2014 Second Annual Resume/CV “Speed Dating” Event
See above for event description. This year’s event was co-sponsored by ADVANCE, the College of Science and the College of Engineering.
04/22/2014 Science Club for Girls “Sister Circles”
See above for event description.