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
8:45 - 10:00 a.m. Session 1
10:00 - 10:10 a.m. Break
10:15 - 11:30 a.m. Session 2
11:30-12:45 p.m. Lunch Career Panel
12:45 - 2:00 p.m. Session 3
2:00 - 2:40 p.m. Session 4
3:00 p.m. Conference Closing & Feedback
Friday Oct. 4th
11:30 - 12:00 p.m. Check In
12:00 - 1:00 p.m. Networking Lunch
1:00 - 2:15 p.m. Keynote & Conference Welcome
2:15 - 2:30 p.m. Break
2:30-5:45 p.m. Required Presentations
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