Each summer, one SDE-GWIS chapter hosts a national conference, drawing members from all over the country to present research, network, and talk about issues faced by women scientists.

 

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2019 GWIS National Meeting will be held in Rapid City, SD from June 20th-22nd. Come join us to celebrate this year’s theme “Communicating Science to Connect, Lead, and Empower”.

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Previous national conferences:

2018: “Diverse Science” at Iowa City, Iowa, featuring Dr. Sherree Wilson, Associate Dean for Cultural Affairs and Diversity Initiatives, University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine; Dr. Fatima Toor, Assistant Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering & Physics and Astronomy, “Success is stumbling from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm”; Dr. Corrie Moreau, “The Evolution of Symbiosis in Ants and How I Became a Cartoon Character”

2017: “The 21st Century Scientist: Skills for Success” at Sioux Falls, SD, featuring Dr. Elizabeth Travis, Associate VP, Women’s Faculty Programs, MD Anderson Cancer Center; Dr. Amy Elliott, Director, Center for Health Outcomes and Population Research, Sanford Health; Dr. Isaiah Hankel, founder of the Cheeky Scientist. Banquet speaker is children’s science author Rebecca Johnson.

2016: “Educating Scientists for Effective Science Outreach” at Raleigh, NC, featuring Dr. Holly Meninger, Director of Public Science for North Carolina State University

2015: “Beyond the Bench” at The Pennsylvania State University, featuring Brendan Muller, Director of Science at the Wrinkled Brain Project and astronomy outreach specialist

2014: “Building Bridges: Practicing Science in the Modern Era” at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, featuring Jorge Cham, creator of PhD Comics