2010-11 Events

2009-10 Events

2008-09 Events

2007-08 Events

2010 Luncheon

2011 Luncheon

2012 Luncheon


Events for 2011-2012
  • Mar. 25 |5th Annual Student-Alumni Luncheon

    Penn Graduate Women in Science and Engineering cordially invite you to the 5th annual

    Graduate Women in Science and Engineering Alumnae-Student Luncheon

    Keynote speaker: Dr. Tamar Granor (Penn B.A. '78, M.S.E. '81, Ph.D. '86), ower of Tomorrow'sSolutions, LLC and author of numerous books on SQL and Visual FoxPro.

    Sunday, March 25

    12-3 PM

    University of Pennsylvania

    Hall of Flags, Houston Hall

    3417 Spruce Street, Philadelphia

    Register by Monday, March 19 via this link, or by emailing your name, graduate program, and school to pgwise@dolphin.upenn.edu

    For our fifth annual luncheon, PGWISE has invited graduate alumnae from Biomedical Graduate Studies, Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Astronomy, Mathematics, and Engineering to meet and mingle with current graduate students over hors d'oeuvres and a buffet lunch. The invites went out to alumnae in early March and RSVP's are pouring in - respondents thus far include a patent attorney, research scientists, systems engineers, assistant professors, a forensic computing expert, and a director of investments, life science. Our keynote speaker is to be announced.  Participants will receive a program with contact information for most of the alumnae participants. The luncheon will be a great opportunity for you to get advice about career planning, learn more about possible companies or job tracks, and make connections with Penn graduates who are eager to share their experiences.

  • Feb. 24 |Post-doctoral fellows panel discussion

    Please join us for a moderated panel discussion featuring accomplished female postdocs from representative Penn science/engineering programs. This panel is a great forum to engage current postdocs and fellow grad students in an informal discussion that will cover a wide range of topics including:

    *day to day life and typical responsibilities of a postdoc –and differences vs. being a grad student

    *benefits and drawbacks/challenges of postdoctoral research

    *how postdoc/advisor and graduate student/advisor interactions differ

    *who should/should not pursue a postdoc and why

    *how to successfully apply for a postdoc position

    *what next after a postdoc?

    *work/life balance (and babies!)

    *other general experiences/advice à attendees are encouraged to come prepared with questions for panelists

  • Dec. 8 |MidAtlantic Restaurant Happy Hour
    Come de-stress with PGWISE at MidAtlantic Restaurant (3711 Market Street) from 6-8PM. The first people get drink tickets for free beer, wine and well cocktails. Appetizers will also be served.
  • Nov. 29 |Career Services Networking Workshop
    Whether you are currently looking for a job or just beginning to consider your options, it is important to know about all of the resources Penn has to support you during this process. Enjoy lunch from Hummus and hear a short presentation about Exploring Career Options For Scientists: Tools For An Effective Job Search by Rosanne Lurie from Penn Career Services (http://www.vpul.upenn.edu/careerservices/).

  • Oct. 5 | Dessert Social
    Come meet other PGWISE members in an informal chat with coffee and desserts. We'll discuss what you would like to see from PGWISE this year, and some more-advanced graduate students will be on hand to share their experiences and offer advice on how to make the most of being a graduate student.
  • Aug 17 |BBQ
    After the hot summer we've had, this Wednesday, you can join Penn Graduate Women in Science and Engineering, Graduate Student Engineering Group, and Women in Chemistry for a cool event: a summer cookout! Crack open a beer, share some grilled food and chips, and chill out with Rita's water ice. What could be better on a Wednesday evening?

  • July 20 | Ice-Cream Social
    Come one, come all! PGWISE will host its first summer event--an ice-cream social! The event will be held in the Hayden-Chemistry Quad (in between the two buildings) from 3-4PM. Come, eat delicious Rita's ice-cream and water ice, and mingle with your fellow grad students!


August - Date TBD | Barbeque
Come join your fellow grad students in a delicious barbeque! Details to be announced soon.



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