The GWIS Diversity & Inclusion, Mentoring and Outreach committees are planning to hold a fundraising event for Black Girls CODE, the Atlanta 3/16 Survivors Fund, and the Support the AAPI Community Fund by hosting a virtual trivia night. Black Girls CODE introduces computer coding lessons to young girls from underrepresented communities in programming languages such as Scratch or Ruby on Rails. The Atlanta […]
Advocacy: Carey Dougan Communications: Stephanie Le Diversity and Inclusion: Rachel Tavares Finance and Admin: Kaitlyn Chhe Mentoring: Aly Putnam and Melissa Paciulli Outreach: Bridget Benner and Hannah Wharton We’re looking forward to a great year with our new Eboard!
Hannah Cournoyer and Jewel Medeiros: Mentoring Committee We believe that mentoring should take whatever shape most aligns with the goals of the mentees. We hope to create a diverse pool of mentors so our mentees feel seen and encouraged to meet us at their level. Our exposure to STEM was not until later in our […]
Nominations for the 2021-2022 term are now open until March 5th! Nominate yourself, another UMass graduate student, or a team of UMass graduate students enthusiastic about advancing women in STEM and leading a great organization HERE. 2021-2022 GWIS executive board election timeline: Nominations: February – March 5th Elections (voting online): March 8th – March 22nd […]
How to apply? What is graduate school like? How do you find mentors, or funding, and more! October 15th 5:00– 6:00 PM EST Sign up here! https://forms.gle/4iH8x5WijDFPfJiz8
Last semester, the mentoring committee organized and partook in several different events on and off campus. Here are some highlights and photos! If you are interested in similar events, have ideas for new events, or would like a leadership role in GWIS, come join one of our mentoring committee meetings or apply to one of […]
The advocacy and communications committee are launching a campaign to fight the pervasive problem of sexual violence against graduate students in STEM academia. Learn more about the campaign below or on the new GQM website, and be sure to co-sign or volunteer for the campaign! Co-sign the #safeatwork campaign here! Volunteer to join the #safeatwork […]
Check it out at GQMag.org!
CW: Sexual violence Dear Colleagues and Friends, Today we are launching the special edition of GWIS Quarterly Magazine (#GQM) focused on submitted stories of sexual violence within our STEM academic community. Sexual violence is an issue that is ever-present within our campus community, but one with reach far beyond STEM. It affects people – especially […]