Clear and engaging scientific communication is an important skill for all scientists to cultivate. The WiSTEM Symposium focuses on empowering individuals of all underrepresented genders to effectively present themselves and their data in any career endeavor.
Redefining Womxn in STEM
Why a Symposium? A symposium is a formal gathering in an academic setting where participants are experts in their fields. The Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity is shifting the narrative around who is expert by recognizing that participants regardless of their possession of a terminal degree have a level of expertise in their field of study. We are redefining “expert.”
The WiSTEM symposium aims to build community by promoting and highlighting the scientific achievements of womxn and individuals of underrepresented genders in STEM fields.
Why Womxn and not Women?* As micro-aggressions work to subtly enforce sexist ideals and tendencies among individuals, the word ‘women’ subtly enforces the concept that womxn are second to men. The orthography is intersectional and is used to stress visually the symposiums inclusive approach to gender and gender identity. The Symposium values diversity. We encourage womxn from historically under-represented groups, and femme, trans-womxn, and non-binary persons in STEM fields to apply.
Saturday Oct. 5th
8:00 - 8:45 a.m. Breakfast (Kasper MPR)
8:45 - 9:55 a.m. Working with Individuals with Intersecting Identities (Kasper MPR)
9:55 - 10:05 a.m. Break
10:05 - 11:15 a.m. Knowing Your Worth and Advocating for Your Career (Petteruiti Lounge)
11:15 - 12:30 p.m. Lunch Career Panel (Kasper MPR)
12:30 - 1:40 p.m. Building Your Brand from the Bench to the Boardroom (Kasper MPR)
1:40 - 2:40 p.m. Harnessing Time Management to Advance your Career (Kasper MPR)
3:00 p.m. Conference Closing & Feedback (Kasper MPR)
Friday Oct. 4th
11:30 - 12:00 p.m. Check In (Kasper Multipurpose Room)
12:00 - 1:00 p.m. Networking Lunch (Kasper MPR)
1:00 - 2:15 p.m. Keynote & Conference Welcome (Kasper MPR)
2:15 - 2:30 p.m. Break
2:30-3:15 p.m. Picture Talks
3:15-4:00 p.m. Poster Presentations
4:15-5:45 p.m. Job Talk
5:45 p.m. Group Photo & Dinner Keynote (Petteruti Lounge)
Kasper Multipurpose Room is located on the lower level of the Stephen Roberts ‘62 Campus Center (Faunce House) at 75 Waterman Street Providence, RI 02912
Petteruti Lounge is located on the second floor of the Stephen Roberts ‘62 Campus Center (Faunce House) at 75 Waterman Street Providence, RI 02912
Download the BrownU app in the App Store or Google Play then select the Womxn in STEM Symposium option the first time you open the app for a digital program. If you have already been using the app, you can switch to the symposium content by tapping the person icon on the top menu - there is a "Tap to switch persona" option.