Women in Science Project
You can get a mentor who is a professional scientist or engineer in industry or government through MentorNet. Apply online at MentorNet.org at anytime during the year. Open to Dartmouth men and women undergraduates, graduates, post docs and junior faculty.
6243 Parker House, 2nd floor
(Located in a two-story white frame house)
Phone: (603) 646-3690
News & Events Archive: October 2008
- October 1, 2008: Internship Information Session — First year women interested in learning about the flagship WISP Internship Program should plan to attend this important information session. Round One internship opportunities booklets will be available. Sophomore women are eligible to apply for internships in physics, computer science, engineering, CRREL, chemistry and math. For more information about the program go to the Internship Program Page.
- October 1, 2008: Bengt Sonnerup Fellowship — This Fellowship is made possible through the generosity of anonymous donors with the goal of encouraging the development of applied research that addresses the challenges, broadly defined, of global climate change. An award of up to $10,000 can be used to support research and project implementation over a full academic year, including an off-term. Click here for more information (e.g., eligibility, application process, honors project, etc.).
- October 5, 2008: Peer Mentor Program Sign-Up — Interested first year women are invited to join the PMP and will be matched with an upperclass mentor based on mutual interests in science. Upperclass women in the sciences volunteer to mentor and support a first year woman. To request a peer mentor, Blitz "WISP with "Peer Mentor in the subject and let us know your name and area of interest.
- October 14, 2008: Dinner Discussion about Open Access Publishing — You are invited to a free dinner, discussion, and broadcast of a talk by Nobel Laureate Sir Richard Roberts about the ways open access publishing increases the distribution of knowledge. Dinner will be provided from 6:30-7:00, and a video presentation and broadcast of the Keynote speaker: Sir Richard Roberts, Ph.D., F.R.S., Joint winner of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1993 for discovering split genes and RNA splicing. This is part of national open access events highlighting changes in scholarly publishing, and the open access publishing model.
- October 14, 2008: Society of Women Engineers Kickoff — Any undergrads interested in engineering are invited to learn more about the Dartmouth student chapter of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE). Come and join us at Thayer School of Engineering for our SWE kickoff event with Ice Cream!
- October 16, 2008: Engineering in Medicine Symposium — Students are invited to attend the Symposium on Integrating Engineering Design, Evidence-based Medicine, and Cost-Effectiveness in Thayer Engineering School. Guest speakers include Roderic Pettigrew, John Parrish, and C. Everett Koop. "This symposium is designed to explore the Technological Roadmap of how to complete the iterative process, using the best practices in medical outcomes and cost-effectiveness analysis to inform the engineering design processes, within the context of sustainable improvements in universal healthcare."
- October 17, 2008: WISP Internship Application Deadline - Round 1 — The deadline for students to submit their application and top choices for Round 1 WISP research internships is Friday, October 17. Completed applications must be hand delivered by 4:30 p.m. to the WISP office in Parker House. All interviews must be completed by this date. If you have questions, please contact Assistant Director, Kathy Weaver or Project Coordinator, Sharon Irwin.
- October 23, 2008: Peer Mentor Program Kickoff — All peer mentors and mentees are invited to come to the PMP Kickoff event. We would love to see mentors come with their mentees, but if that is not possible, come and meet other women interested in the sciences. Chinese food, networking and making science friends to kick your year off to a great start!
- October 27, 2008: AWM Discussion about Graduate School — The Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM) is holding an informal discussion panel about graduate school experiences with current women Dartmouth graduate students in several computational sciences-oriented departments. Refreshments will be provided, and all undergraduate women are invited.
- October 30, 2008: Lunch with visiting computer scientist Window Snyder — Who is this visiting scientist with the unusual name - Window? Actually, it's her middle name. Her first name is Mwende, following a Kenyan custom to be named after one's maternal grandmother. If you use the web browser Firefox, currently the #2 browser behind Explorer, then you already have an introduction to Window's world. Mozilla is the unconventional non-profit company behind Firefox and Window Snyder is one of the "brains" behind Mozilla. Join us for lunch and meet this inquisitive, 32-year old woman who is Chief Security Officer at Mozilla. Self-proclaimed "geek girl" whose parents got her programming at the age of 5, she loves to fight cybercrime and is well-respected in a fast-moving business. Co-sponsored by E. E. Just Program.