Fall 2017: The 4th Annual SWMS Symposium
When: Friday, November 3, 2017, 8:30am to 5 pm.
Who: Anyone interested in advancing women in marine science (all genders welcome!)
Cost: We have a tiered suggested payment structure:
- Free, if you are unable to pay
- Undergraduates: $10
- Graduate students: $20
- Non-students: $30
Please note there will be a free option, and an inability to pay should not stop you from attending the symposium! These tiers are suggestions, but we hope you will pay what you are comfortable with.
You can register for the waitlist here, but we have reached our full capacity for initial registrations.
We also encourage all attendees to request funding from their institution (or advisor, for students) to attend. Any institution that provides travel support for two or more attendees will be acknowledged as a travel grant sponsor. Please contact us if you would like our assistance with a funding request.
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Tentative schedule, subject to change
2017 Theme: Swimming in Confidence: Declaring your Scientific Authority
8:30 – Check in, Breakfast
9:00 – Welcoming remarks
9:15 – Keynote by Dr. Amala Mahadevan, senior scientist at WHOI
10:15 – Coffee break
10:30 – Panel discussion: Interrogating the leaky pipline
Dr. Meg Tivey, Dr. Paula Bontempi, Dr. Heather Benway, Dr. Pam Neubert
12:00 – Lunch and small group discussions
13:30 – Research Spotlights
Dr. Elsie Sunderland, Dr. Isla Castaneda, Dr. Suzanne Menden-Deuer
15:00 – Coffee/snack break
15:15 – The Journey to Confidence
Dr. Caroline Solomon, Dr. Andone Lavery, Dr. Alexa Dayton, Dr. Sucharita Gopal
17:00 – Evaluation and Closing remarks
17:30 – The end
Thank you to our sponsors!
Women in Course XII (WiXII) at MIT
WHOI Women’s Committee
MIT Title IX Office
Woods Hole Sea Grant
McLane Research Labs