AWIS-ND Professional Development


AWIS-ND hosts several professional development events that target current members' needs. If you have an idea, please email our Professional Development Chair, Abby Cao, tcao at nd.edu.

Last Updated: 04/05/2017


STEM Luncheon Series


AWIS-ND hosts the Luncheon Series with the support for the College of Science, College of Engineering, and the Graduate School. Once a month, speakers present on campus resources, professional development information, current research, or general advice as a woman in STEM. This is held every Thursday on the third week of the month in the Notre Dame Room (LaFortune). We encourage students present their own research (10-15 minutes).

The times are from noon - 1:00 pm unless otherwise indicated.

Next STEM Luncheon: DONE FOR THE YEAR! Thank you for your support!
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Month Speaker/Topic Description
October 27th, 2016 Dr. Rebecca Wingert (AWIS-ND Faculty Advisor) and Dr. Amy Hixon Biology and CEEES, respectively - Part of the new series of female faculty members from various College of Science and College of Engineering Departments.
November 17th, 2016 Dr. Fang Liu and Dr. Malgorzata Furdyna ACMS and Physics, respectively - Part of the new series of female faculty members from various College of Science and College of Engineering Departments.
January 26th, 2017 Dr. Jessica Brown and Dr. Melissa Berke Chemistry and CEEES, respectively - Part of the new series of female faculty members from various College of Science and College of Engineering Departments.
February 16th, 2017 Dean Nyree McDonald Graduate School (Admin) - Part of the new series of female faculty members from various College of Science and College of Engineering Departments.
March 23rd, 2017 Graduate Student Research Graduate students present their research.
April, 2017 Unconcious Bias Panel (Previous year was on Two Body Problem)

Guest Speaker


AWIS-ND invites a speaker off-campus to deliver a talk to graduate student women in STEM advice on career building, leadership, and issues women in STEM face. AWIS-ND Members have opportunities to have lunch and one-on-one conversations with our speaker. All undergraduate students, graduate students, post-docs, faculty, and staff are welcome to attend any talk and the afternoon reception.



Fall/Spring Guest Speaker



There will be no Fall or Spring Guest Speaker in 2016-2017 academic year due to preparing for the Women in Science Conference and expanding the spring panel.

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Themed Panels


Every Spring, AWIS-ND holds a panel of professionals to discuss a topic. In the past, this event has been the Two Body Problem Panel. As of 2016-2017, the panel topic will change based on the current membership interest. For 2017, the panel will be on the Behind the Bias, where we will have two external speakers and one internal speaker from industry and academia.

Current Panel:
Behind the Bias - 2017

  • Dr. Jessie Thomas - Microsoft Studios
  • Dr. Rhonda Dzakpasu - Georgetown College
  • Dr. Crislyn D'Souza-Schorey - University of Notre Dame

Past Panels:
Two Body Problem - 2016

  • Dr. Amanda Hummon
  • Dr. Zachary Schultz
  • Dr. Annie Gilbert Coleman
  • Dr. Jon T. Coleman
  • Dr. Kyle Doudrick
  • Sue Doudrick


Two Body Problem - 2015

  • Dr. Matt Champion
  • Dr. Patricia Champion
  • Dr. Robert Rosenbaum
  • Dr. Martina Bukac
  • Dr. Alan Lindsay


Two Body Problem - 2014

  • Dr. Amanda Hummon

Two Body Problem - 2013
  • Dean Crawford


Other Events


Throughout the year, we host other events that align with the goals of AWIS-ND.



Career Discussion with Sue Siegel, CEO - GE Ventures and Healthymagination



Join Sue Siegel over a catered lunch for a discussion on how she became the CEO of General Electric's multi-million dollar startup investing initiative in healthcare, energy and software. Siegel is a passionate advocate for closing the gender gap in business and STEM fields.


Date: Wednesday, April 19th
Time: 12 pm - 1 pm
Location: McCourtney Hall B01
RSVP: Click here to RSVP before April 11th.