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

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:
Date: January 25, 2018
Time: 12pm - 1pm
Location: Meeting room 2, Duncan Student Center **NEW LOCATION**

Month Speaker/Topic Description
January 25, 2018 Pamela Nolan Young Director for Academic Diversity and Inclusion
October 12, 2017 Dr. Neeta Verma Department of Art, Art History and Design

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 Guest Speaker

AWIS-ND will be hosting Dr. Juliane Soukup for a career talk on November 9th. Dr. Soukup received a BS from Creighton University and her PhD from the University of Nebraska Medical Center. She is a professor in the chemistry department at Creighton University where her research investigates nucleic acid structure and function, with a particular focus on riboswitches. Dr. Soukup is involved with the Clare Boothe Luce Program, which funds women in science, mathematics and engineering.

Interested in lunch or dinner with Dr. Soukup on Nov. 8? Click Here to sign up.

Juliane Soukup

Past Speakers:

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

    HTML workshop

    This workshop will cover HTML and CSS and will be led by former AWIS-ND president Claire Bowen.
    Coffee and light refreshments will be provided.

    Next STEM Luncheon:
    September 21, 2017
    Time: 11am - 12pm
    Location: McCourtney B01
    RSVP: Click HERE to RSVP