Organized by graduate students for graduate students!
2018 Women in Science Conference
October 5th - 7th
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Sponsor levels



Sponsor Level Support Benefits
Platinum $5,000
  • Two sponsored tables at networking dinner with opportunity for two additional complimentary conference registration waivers

  • Sponsored coffee break or breakfast

  • Opportunity to provide a speaker or panelist

  • In addition to the benefits below

Gold $2,500
  • Sponsored table at Saturday’s lunch

  • Opportunity to lead a themed lunch discussion - list of suggested topics to be provided

  • In addition to the benefits below

Silver $1,000
  • Table at poster session with complimentary conference registration waivers (up to two)

  • In addition to the benefits below

Bronze $500
  • Name listed on website & conference materials

  • Named travel grants (2)


Sponsoring additional Named Travel Grants: $250 each

At the poster session on the evening of Friday October 5th, 2018 there will be tables available for sponsors silver or higher to interact with conference attendees.

Registration

Networking with amazing women in science!

2018 Registration Date: Registration is now open!

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Hotel Reservations

To come soon.

Abstract Submission

Click HERE to submit a poster abstract


Click HERE to submit an oral presentation abstract


Travel Grants

Click HERE to apply for a travel grant


Volunteers

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Keynote Speakers

Meet our amazing speakers!

Elisa Bertino, PhD

Samuel Conte Term Professor of Computer Science — Purdue University
Research Director — CERIAS
Director — Cyber Center, Discovery Park

Ninez Ponce, PhD, MPP

Director — UCLA Center for Health Policy Research
Principal Investigator — California Health Interview Survey
Professor — Department of Health Policy and Management, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health

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Academic Panel

Learn the tips and tricks to navigate academia!

Liz Munch, PhD

Assistant Professor,
Department of Mathematics
Michigan State University

Christine Aikens

Christine Aikens, PhD

Professor
Department of Chemistry
Kansas State University

Catherine Grgicak, PhD

Associate Professor and Henry Rutgers Chair
Department of Chemistry
Rutgers University

Stephanie Lyons, PhD

Physics Postdoctoral Researcher
National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory
Michigan State University




World Outside of Academia Panel

Learn about a variety of non-academic careers!

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Workshop Presenters

Time to develop and improve your softskills!

Julie Vecchio, PhD

Workshop Topic: Introduction to the Open Science Framework

Assistant Director, Center for Digital Scholarship
Ambassador, Center for Open Science

Elizabeth Loughran, PhD

Workshop Topic: Networking

Consultant, Graduate Career Services

Kristin Rudenga, PhD

Workshop Topic: Mentorship

Assistant Director, Kaneb Center for Teaching and Learning

Overview

Check out the action packed conference!

  • DAY 1

    Friday October 5

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    Check In

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    Social Hour

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    Poster Session

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    Opening Keynote

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  • DAY 2

    Saturday October 6

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    Check In

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    Morning Keynote

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    Oral Presentations Session

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    Themed Discussion Lunch

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    Academic Advice Panel

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    World Outside Academia Panel

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    Evening Keynote

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    Networking Dinner/Social

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  • DAY 3

    Sunday October 7

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    Keynote Speaker

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    Workshops

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    Walk-in Resume/CV Reviews

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Detailed Schedule

October 5th, 2018 (Friday)



Event Time Location Details
Check In 5:00 pm Jordan Hall of Science: Galleria Signing in for the conference.
Social Hour 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm Jordan Hall of Science: Galleria Time to mingle with conference participants over hors d'oeuvres and drinks.
Poster Session 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm Jordan Hall of Science: Galleria Poster presentations during social hour.
Keynote Speaker 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm Jordan Hall of Science: J101 Opening Keynote

October 6th, 2018 (Saturday)



Event Time Location Details
Check In 8:00 am - 8:45 am Jordan Hall of Science: Galleria Signing in for the conference.
Keynote Speaker 9:00 am - 10:00 am Jordan Hall of Science: Galleria Saturday Morning Keynote
Oral Presentation Sessions 10:15 am - 12:00 pm Jordan Hall of Science: J101 and J105 Oral Presentations
Lunch 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm Jordan Hall of Science: Galleria Lunch with themed discussions at assigned tables (Faculty at tables).
Academic Advice Panel
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm + 15 minutes for questions
Jordan Hall of Science: J101 and J105 See Academic Advice Panel under About for speakers.
World Outside Academia Panel 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
+ 15 minutes for questions
Jordan Hall of Science: J101 and J105 See World Outside Academia Panel under About for speakers.
Keynote Speaker 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm Hilton Garden Inn/Inn at St. Mary's: Gillespie Conference Center Saturday Evening Keynote Speaker
Networking Dinner and Social 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm TBA Networking with conference participants over light hors d'oeuvres and drinks, followed by dinner.


October 7th, 2018 (Sunday)



Event Time Location Details
Keynote Speaker 9:00 am - 10:00 am Jordan Hall of Science: Galleria Sunday Morning Keynote
Workshops 10:15 am - 12:00 pm Jordan Hall of Science: J101 and J105 Walk-in Resume and CV Reviews