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Wheaton’s Summit for Women in STEM

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Saturday, April 8, 2017

 

We had an amazing day connecting undergraduates in STEM with each other and role models in industry and academia.  We look forward to doing it again in 2018.  Check back for more information soon!

More than 200 industry leaders, researchers, academics and undergraduates from across New England converged on Wheaton College Saturday, April 8, 2017 for the inaugural Wheaton College Summit for Women in STEM.
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Photo by: KEITH NORDSTROM

Wheaton’s Inaugural Summit for Women in STEM brings together a powerhouse network of industry leaders, researchers and academics with undergraduate students in STEM who represent the next generation of innovators. At a time when women represent only 24% of professionals in all STEM fields, the Summit will open new worlds to aspiring young female scientists. By connecting industry leaders with up-and-coming talent, the full-day meeting will create connections, forge new relationships, build knowledge and match students with inspiring role models.

The day will include a panel on the status of women in STEM, talks by  women in STEM from academia and industry, undergraduate talks (register to give a talk!), and time for networking with professionals and peers.  You can find the day's schedule here

All undergraduates in STEM are welcome to register for the free 1-day summit.

Speakers include Jennifer Tour Chayes, Distinguished Scientist and Managing Director of Microsoft Research New England and Microsoft Research New York City

You can find a complete list of confirmed speakers here.

Wheaton College:  With the backdrop of a $50 million state-of-the-art teaching and research facility, Wheaton is a leader in preparing students to pursue STEM careers. Our history as a former women’s college drives our focus on creating new opportunity for women. Nowhere is this more evident than in the STEM fields, where we are passionate about promoting extraordinarily talented emerging female scientists as we train a diverse workforce.

Please email any questions to stemsummit@wheatoncollege.edu.

The Wheaton Summit for Women in STEM is proudly sponsored by:RaytheonHERS_Logo16_newblue

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