September Digest

note: you have to click “continue reading” for the full formatting, including RSVP links, to become active September 7th, 5:30PM: Diversity Welcoming Potluck outdoors on the Engineering Quad (RSVP) September 21st, 5:30 PM: Undergrad/Grad Mentoring Dinner  September 30th, 4:30 PM: New Member Welcome Meeting in GWIS HQ (Goessman 252- directions). We will head to the networking mixer together afterwards! […]

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August Digest

GWIS in August   (unless otherwise noted, each event is open to all members) August 2nd,  2:00-4:00pm: GWIS and GRiD DataScience mini series in Python and R, in CS150/151 August 2nd, 4:00-6:00pm: Communications Committee meeting in GWIS HQ (Goessman 252) week of August 8th: Mentoring Committee meeting (reply to gwis@grad.umass.edu for specific time/location) August 16th,12pm: Faculty Mentoring Luncheon (RSVP required) Ongoing: The […]

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GWIS Practice Cross-Cultural Communication

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 […]

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Two STEM Diversity Talks this Week!

“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 […]

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Teaching in All Types of Classrooms Situation Room with the Women in Transportation Society

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 […]

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