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Women in Science Project
6243 Parker House, 2nd floor
(Located in a two-story white frame house)
Hanover, NH
Phone: (603) 646-3690
Email: WISP@Dartmouth.EDU

News & Events Archive: January 2009

  • January 14, 2009: WISP Peer Mentor Diner Club Dinner — Many successful mentor pairs have used getting together for meals in the dining halls as a way to interact, and we have decided to play off this to form a larger event. Our hope is to encourage you to have more regular get-togethers with your mentor/mentee, as well as to provide you with the opportunity to meet other mentors and mentees in the program. Basically you’ll use your DBA just like any other dinner, but you’ll be joined by other fabulous women in science! And if your mentee or mentor can’t make it, come anyways! There will be plenty of other women involved in WISP there. This is the first PMP Diner Club Dinner of the term: Wednesday night in Thayer Dining Hall at 7:00 p.m.
  • January 22, 2009: Insider scoop: Getting a non-academic job for Ph.D. students and postdocs — Panelists shared their experience and insight about non-academic careers within the industry, technology, and business-related fields, extrapolating from their own experiences to educate attendees about what it takes to find a fulfilling career outside of academia. Also discussed were job opportunities and business outlook in the current economic climate. Networking event featured: Kristina Branco: New Products Planning group from Sepracor, Inc. Robert Davidson: Research Fellow in Strain Development from GlycoFi-Merck Michael Layon: Oncology Regional Medical Liaison, Northern New England from Amgen Mary Schiavoni: HR and Operations Associate from Adimab, Inc.
  • January 26, 2009: WISP/ASC Smart Science Study Skills Session — Carl Thum, Ph.D., and an upperclass WISP student will presented specific strategies for learning: reading science textbooks, taking effective lecture notes, time management, active learning, and stress management. In advance of the session, participants were encouraged to take an individual and confidential on-line learning styles assessment. Learning styles and science learning were discussed in the session.
  • January 27, 2009: Engineering & Technology Fair — Winter Engineering & Technology Fair at Dartmouth College! All Dartmouth students seeking internships or full-time positions are invited to attend! The fair's focus will be on employers looking to hire students with engineering, engineering management, computer science or any technical background. For more information about the fair, please visit
  • January 31, 2009, 4:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.: Society of Women Engineers Babysitting Night — Thayer Engineering (Great Hall). Cost was $15 per child.
      4:30 p.m. - 5:45 p.m. Games in the Great hall
      5:45 p.m. - 6:15 p.m. Dinner
      6:15 p.m. - 6:40 p.m. Make your own Ice Cream Sundaes!!!
      6:40 p.m. - 8:15p.m. Movie (and popcorn)
      8:30 p.m. - 8:45 p.m. Pick-up.

Last Updated: 11/8/10