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: May 2009
- May 11, 2009:
WISP Student/Faculty Dinner with Lorie Loeb and Lisa Adams
— WISP students had the wonderful opportunity to attend dinner with Professor Lisa Adams, Coordinator of the Dickey Center's Global Health Initiative, and Computer Science Professor Lorie Loeb, who is the founder of the Digital Arts Minor. The professors shared how they ended up in academia and at Dartmouth, answered students' questions, and offered advice to students. Their curiosity and continuous search for a challenge demonstrated the main take home message of the evening: you can always change professions and decide on what you want to do as your life unfolds. This advice resonated well both with underclassmen deciding on majors and seniors making post-Dartmouth plans.
- May 16, 2009: Medical and Science Journalism Workshop — Dartmouth Medicine magazine is hosting a free hands-on workshop in which participants will be introduced to the basics of science writing. Participants will interview a Dartmouth Medical School researcher and then try writing their own news article based on the interview and on published scientific papers. Dartmouth Medicine staff will provide coaching and feedback on the articles.
- May 20, 2009: MESAS Info Session — MESAS (Marine Ecosystem Sustainability in the Arctic and Subarctic) is an interdisciplinary graduate program that trains students in ecosystem approaches to manage and study living marine resources. Faculty and mentors teach the principles and analytical tools of anthropology, ecology, economics, management, marine policy, and oceanography. Scientists educated in Alaska will have excellent preparation for a career in marine ecosystems anywhere in the world! This info session is open to anyone who is interested, but primarily aimed at undergrads.
- May 20, 2009: Network with the Dartmouth Graduate Women's Group — Do you get butterflies in your stomach when you think about networking for a job? Come practice your networking skills with the Dartmouth Graduate Women in Science Group. Kerry Landers, Assistant Dean of Graduate Student Affairs will offer tips on networking and then graduate women will have the opportunity to practice, meet new people, and enjoy eating a light dinner.
- May 21 and 22, 2009: 18th Annual Wetterhahn Science Poster Symposium,
Thursday, May 21, 2009 — Coffee & Conversation with Associate Professor Ginny Eckert D'90. Lunch with Associate Professor Ginny Eckert D'90
Keynote Address: "A Million to One: Marine Ecology in the Arctic"
Dr. Ginny Eckert, Dartmouth '90, Associate Professor at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences
Undergraduate Poster Session: 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m., Fairchild Tower. Student researchers stand by their posters.
- Friday, May 22, 2009: Undergraduate Poster Session: 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., Fairchild Tower
— Informal Poster Viewing:
Ginny L. Eckert is Associate Professor at the Juneau Center of the School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, where she directs the interdisciplinary graduate program in Marine Ecosystem Sustainability in the Arctic and Subarctic. Her current research program on invertebrate reproduction and early life history addresses critical questions in the field of marine ecology and fisheries management and is driven by the need to sustainably manage living marine resources. She earned her Ph.D. in Ecology from the University of California at Santa Barbara in 1999, a MS in Zoology from the University of Florida in 1994, and her BA in Biology from Dartmouth in 1990. Her interest in ecological research was sparked on the Dartmouth Biology Foreign Study Program in Tropical Ecology.