Past Events 2015-2016

Career Panel 

April 8, 2016                                     Grad students, postdocs, and faculty

More than 45 undergraduate and graduate students at UD joined us for an informative and fun Career Panel! Questions from the audience ranged from what it’s like to take a career break to tips for lifelong success in your career. We would like to thank our panelists Dr. Tracey Jacksier, Dr. Beena Sukuraman, Joan Chinnery, Dr. Leah Konkol,  and Jaclyn Cantler for their invaluable advice and conversation. Attendees had the opportunity to meet with the panelists afterward over coffee and treats.

Brown Bag: Implicit Bias 

March 11, 2016                                     Grad students, postdocs, and faculty

About 20 participants, including faculty, students and staff members at UD, participated in the ‘Implicit Bias’ Brown Bag event organized by WIE. Based on group discussions and interactive games, Dr. Bonistall and Dr. Doty taught attendees about diversity, privileged groups, and stereotypes. Attendees had the opportunity to discover by themselves how to recognize ‘implicit bias’ and what to do to handled it.

Dr. Judy Singer Talk

February 22, 2016

Dr. Judy Singer, Senior Vice Provost for Faculty Development and Diversity and James Bryant Conant Professor of Education, Harvard University, gave a wonderful talk titled “Lessons Learned in Fostering Faculty Development and Diversity.” View Dr. Singer’s talk here. During her visit, Dr. Singer had dinner with senior women engineering faculty to discuss pathways to leadership.

Spring Coffee Break 

February 11, 2016                                     Grad students, postdocs, and faculty

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More than 40 graduate students, faculty and staff gathered in DuPont Hall for our annual Spring Coffee Break! Thank you to the Biomedical, Material Science, and Civil Engineering departments for sponsoring this year’s event.

Wine Night 

December 18, 2015                                     Grad students, postdocs, and faculty

We celebrated the end of Fall semester with a great wine tasting lead by one of the Speakeasy’s charismatic bartenders!

Fall Coffee Break

November 19, 2015                                     Grad students, postdocs, faculty

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Despite pouring rain, we had a great turn out of more than 40 graduate students, faculty and staff in DuPont Hall for our annual Fall Coffee Break! Thank you to the Mechanical Engineering and Chemical Engineering departments for sponsoring this year’s event.

Meet your Faculty Lunch: Dr. Emily Day and Dr. Stephanie Law

October 20, 2015                                     Grad students, postdocs, faculty

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More than 30 students and faculty joined Dr. Emily Day, assistant professor in Biomedical Engineering, and Dr. Stephanie Law, assistant professor in Materials Science and Engineering, for the first “Meet your Faculty” lunch of the year! Dr. Day and Dr. Law opened up the room for questions which ranged from how to prepare for an interview to work-life balance in your first years as a university professor. WIE thanks Dr. Day and Dr. Law for sharing helpful tips and strategies during this enjoyable event!

Brown Bag Lunch                                                      

October 7, 2015                                     Grad students, postdocs, faculty

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We had a full room and great discussions at WIE’s “Brown Bag” event on “Talking from 9 to 5” (by Deborah Tannen)! Dr. Rachel Davidson lead the discussions on how men and women communicate with different styles at work and how these differences can influence perceptions of an individuals skills and abilities.

Pizza Welcome Lunch                                                      

September 11, 2015                                     Grad students, postdocs, faculty

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About 100 women engineers gathered in the Perkins Student Center to welcome incoming College of Engineering graduate students, enjoy pizza, and learn more about the WIE program. WIE co-chairs Anagha Kulkarni and Theresa Ginley led our now-traditional, very competitive women in engineering trivia game. The room was full of energy during our most successful pizza lunch yet!

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