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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.