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 and Events Archive: January 2010
January 28, 2010: WISP lunch with visiting scientist Nicole King — Please join us for lunch and informal conversation! WISP lunch with Astrobiologist Nicole King, recognized by Discover Magazine (December 2008) as one of the "20 Best Brains Under 40." Thursday, January 28, 12:00 p.m. 1:30 p.m. at Collis 101; Blitz "WISP" by Tuesday, January 26. From 20 Best Brains Under 40. Nicole King is currently an Assistant Professor of Genetics and Development in the Departments of Molecular and Cell Biology and Integrative Biology at the University of California at Berkeley. She has trained her sights on choanoflagellates — a group of single celled eukaryotes thought to be the closest living relatives of animals in order to understand the evolutionary leap between single-celled and multicellular organisms.
- January 28, 2010: Summer Leave Info Session, Thursday, January 28, from 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m., (light refreshments will be served), Haldeman Center Straus Conference Room, Blitz WISP by Tuesday, January 26 — Stacy Barton, Health Professions Advisor - Career Services, Holly Wilkinson,Thayer School Career Services Director and upper class student panelists will share resources, experiences and insights. Margaret Funnell, Assistant Dean of Faculty for Undergraduate Research will provide information on research and funding opportunities.
- March 8, 2010: As International Women’s Day (March 8, 2010) approaches, there is cause for celebration. The US Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that women make up about 47% of the overall workforce and 51% of the workforce in management and professional occupations. This marks a closing of the gender gap in the workplace. However, there is still a significant disparity in the realm of scientific research where women make up only 19% of tenured US National Institutes of Health (NIH) staff. The reasons for women abandoning academic science careers may be complex; however, with a major restructuring of the way academic research is conducted, then the gap between men and women can be bridged.