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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