The GWIS Finance committee is looking for YOUR help in launching an exciting new crowd-funding campaign through UMass MinuteFund to fundraise for GWIS!
Great news, folks – you can now designate donations for Graduate Women in STEM through UMass Giving!
In a new workshop designed and implemented by GWIS, students learned how to better communicate between across different cultural divides. Our facilitator, Dr. Amer Ahmed, led the group through some activities/exercises as well as some more lecture-style teaching about intercultural communication and competency, with a mix of theoretical models and relatable examples. There was some […]
Last Thursday at our Improve Your Communication with Improv! Workshop, six UMass graduate students from different areas of STEM came together to loosen up and practice some exercise that will help them become more effective communicators. We played games such as “Who Am I?” (pictured below) and “Presentation Karaoke”, and students were asked to explain […]
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“STEMing the Tide: Female Experts and Peers act as “Social Vaccines” that Inoculate Young Women against Stereotypes and Increase their Participation in STEM Careers” Nilanjana Dasgupta is a social psychologist whose work focuses on the effects of social contexts on implicit stereotypes – particularly on factors which insulate women in STEM fields from harmful stereotypes […]
We had a great time holding the Teaching in All Types of Classrooms Situation Room, and we hope you were there to participate! This event started with a brief introduction to teaching pedagogy and what are some of the most common mistakes made while teaching by the panel of experts. The panel for this situation […]
You’ve asked and we’ve listened- the teaching assistant situation room is being offered again! Being a teaching assistant is quite common in graduate school, but rarely do you receive some sort of training in how to effectively teach in a discussion, lab, or lecture setting. This can inherently lead to anxiety and difficulties when in […]
We’re looking for 30 graduate women volunteers for our last Undergraduate Mentoring Dinner for this semester. This is a chance to share your advice about applying to graduate schools and fellowships with undergraduate students in an informal setting. Sandwiches, salads, and desserts will be provided from Atkins Farm. Please let us know if you’re interested […]
Join GWIS and GRiD (Graduate Researchers Interested in Data) for the final team building luncheon (in this case, dinner) of the semester! This is the last event in the team building series, which has focused on bringing together international and non-international graduate students at UMass. The theme of the final event is “Tank of Sharks”. […]