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, Chissa Rivaldi, crivaldi at

Last Updated: 10/08/2018

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:
Date: February 21
Time: 12pm - 1pm
Location: Notre Dame Room, LaFortune Student Center

Month Speaker/Topic Description
February 21, 2019 Crucial Conversations Discussion of interfacing effectively with your boss in graduate school.
March 21, 2019 Present Your Research! Members of the AWIS community will give short (~10 minute) presentations on their research.
April 18, 2019 Setting up a New Lab Dr. Ana Lidia Flores-Mireles will give a discussion about her experince in starting a new lab and faculty position! RSVP here

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.

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:
Science Policy Spring 2018

    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