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UND Women in Science holds its 1st Business Meeting

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A small, but dedicated group gathered in Gamble Hall yesterday for the first business meeting of UND’s Women in Science group. Largely a student lead organization, UND WIS has a faculty advisory committee committed to supporting and guiding the group.

Established about a year ago, the UND WIS has hosted several events aimed to promote it’s mission of networking, mentorship and support to all female students in the sciences. Last semester, a graduate student panel discussed the trials and tribulations of graduate school life; a faculty panel talked about their various career pathways to academia through the sciences; and a ‘pre-finals’ chill out social allowed students to come together to relax and network at the end of a busy semester. The group also hosted a fun Nightlife “craft” event earlier in the year to invite the student community to participate in some fun hands-on activities like making slime.

Having attended a few of these events, it is clear that the group is gaining momentum but would like to get the word out to more students, and invite more participation. Elections will be coming up in April, so there are opportunities for involvement.

After a brief Treasurer’s Report (it has only been a year), discussion lead to upcoming event opportunities (invited speakers, outreach, community association with similar groups like the AAUW). The next event will be an undergraduate panel on March 1st from 2:45pm in the Badlands Room. Grad students and faculty: if you are mentoring any undergrads in our sciences, you might like to share this information. We keep you posted about other events and business meetings here, but if you would like to join their mailing list, send an email to: [undwis@gmail.com]

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Written by School of Graduate Studies

February 9, 2012 at 9:18 am

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