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.

What: Cookie decorating social

When: Tuesday, December 12th, 1:00PM-4:00PM

Where: 333 Curry Student Center

Kindly RSVP here.












Self defense class

We are excited to announce our R.A.D. self-defense class on Wednesday, October 11th, 5:30PM-8PM in Kariotis Hall 202.
The event is organized in collaboration with N.U. Police Department and will be taught by trained and certified R.A.D. instructors.

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!

On Thursday, September 21th, 12:30-2:30PM, we will be hosting our 3rd Annual Ice Cream Social on Robinson Quad.
We will be making fresh, homemade ice cream with liquid nitrogen complete with toppings, bowls and spoons!
The event is open to all graduate students.
Bring your lunch if you wish, come with your friends and lab-mates, enjoy our ice cream and meet new people!
What: Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream
When: Sept 16th, 12:30-2:30PM
Where: Robinson Quad









3 Min Thesis Competition


The 3MT is an academic competition that challenges PhD students to describe their research within three minutes, with one static slide.
Congratulations to the winners!
1) Prabarna Ganguly
2) Ashkan Ghanbarzadeh Dagheyan
3) Jorieke Weiden
4) Marissa Dreyer


Movie Night

Join us for a screening of Hidden Figures, and enjoy pizza from Otto’s!

When: June 28th 2017, 6PM-9PM

Where: West Village F020


Tie-Dye Event

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
Campus wide

Call for MSSEF Mass Science Fair Judges
May 1-2, 2015
MIT gymnasium

Building Bridges Call for engineering volunteers
April 17, 2015
Northeastern Univ.

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
Campus wide

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):


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.