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Stony Brook Holds “Girl Power in STEM: Make it Happen!”
Event is University’s First Women in Science Symposium for the Community
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Current Stony Brook WISE students take part in the program’s Introduction to Research course at Brookhaven National Laboratory. At the symposium, attendees can learn about the different research experiences of panelists

Stony Brook, NY – February 25, 2015 – On March 7, the Stony Brook University Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) Program in conjunction with Brookhaven National Laboratory’s Brookhaven Women in Science will hold “Girl Power in STEM: Make it Happen!” a symposium to celebrate the accomplishment of women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) fields. The event brings together women who are Stony Brook faculty in the Sciences, Brookhaven Laboratory scientists, and other science professionals to educate students, aspiring scientists and engineers, and the community about women’s careers in STEM.

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The Brookhaven Women in Science Symposium is also being held in commemoration of International Women’s Day, proclaimed as United Nations Day for women’s rights on March 8. This year the UN celebrates women’s achievements and calls for greater equality.

“This event will help up-and-coming young scientists learn first-hand about women’s experiences in STEM careers,” said Carrie-Ann Miller, Director of WISE. “Our dynamic set of speakers and panelists will share stories that will help inspire female high school, undergraduate and graduate students to pursue their scientific interests educationally and professionally.”

Many of the panelists are former WISE students or scientists who got their start at Brookhaven National Laboratory. Attendees will learn from the panelists about what a day in the life of a woman scientist or engineer is like and the challenges these professionals face. The audience will also learn what forms of education and experience was needed for panelists to obtain their current position. Question and Answer sessions will also be part of each panel.

The March 7 symposium runs from 9:30 AM to 1:30 PM in the Charles B. Wang Center, Lecture Hall 2 at Stony Brook University. The itinerary includes lectures, panel discussions, and a speed networking session.

 

For a detailed schedule and list of speakers and panelists, see this website.