Ice Cream Social

July 16,  2021                                       Grad Students and Postdocs
WIE Annual Ice Cream Social event was held on July 16. Students showed up to our last event of the year, the ice cream social event, and participated in our ice cream social-themed game. Thanks to everyone who came and made this event so much fun!


May 21, 2021                                       Grad Students and Faculty Women in Engineering and COE Graduate Affairs organized a socially distanced Spring Social near DuPont Hall and the Green. The event was attended by graduate students across different departments who enjoyed grab-and-go food and conversation. Big thanks to Iflah for organizing the event.

Breakfast with Prof. Jennifer Heemstra

May 14, 2021                                       Grad Students and Faculty WIE joined the Empathetic Peers Offering Wisdom, Encouragement, and Resources (EmPOWER) in organizing a breakfast with Dr. Jennifer Heemstra, a professor of Chemistry from Emory University. Graduate students from different CoE departments discussed grad life and mental health with Dr. Heemstra and later joined her research seminar and equity discussion. Big thanks to Iflah for organizing the event.

Mindfulness Event

April 22, 2021                                       Grad Students and Faculty This was our first in-person event in over a year(!) and our third WIE Mindfulness Event presented by Dr. Amy Griffin. We had around 15 attendees. Everyone adhered to social distance guidelines and wore masks at all times. There was also an ice-cream surprise from Udairy Creamery. Big thanks to Nicole Halaszynski for organizing the event.

Virtual Game Event

March 26, 2021                                       Grad Students and Faculty Another fun Virtual Game Event hosted by WiE on GatherTown. Attendees were free to wander around (virtually) and meet-up with old and new friends. The event was packed with fun games like pictionary. Big thanks to Kayla, Kleio and Samantha for organizing this fun socializing event.

Inclusive Teaching and Mentoring Workshop

February 19, 2021                                       Grad Students and Faculty Over 40 College of Engineering graduate students logged in for this virtual workshop on best practices for inclusive teaching and mentoring. Topics included implicit bias, stereotype threat, impostor syndrome, mindset, and teamwork. Thanks to presenters Dr. Sarah Rooney, Dr. Sheldon Hewlett, and Dr. Josh Enszer. This workshop was co-sponsored by the COE Graduate Affairs Office and Graduate Student Diversity Working Group.

Themed Coffee Hour

December 7, 2020                                       Grad Students and Faculty We had a great turnout for this fun networking event hosted on GatherTown. The featured topic was a big thank you to Professor Pam Cook, who founded the Women in Engineering Graduate Student Steering Committee in the early 2000s. Several faculty members and department chairs spoke of Pam’s contributions to gender equity in the COE over the years. After the presentation, attendees were free to wander (virtually) around and meet up with friends old and new.

Mindfulness Workshop

November 20, 2020                                       Grad Students
WIE held its second Virtual Mindfulness Event, in which the attendees learned about the practice of mindfulness as well as its benefits, participated in a loving-kindness meditation, and partook in a Q&A session. The event was led by Dr. Amy Griffin from UD’s Psychology Department.

Breakfast with Jess Wade

November 6,  2020                                       Grad Students and Postdocs
    WIE joined the Center for Research in Soft Matter & Polymers (CRiSP) in organizing a breakfast with Dr. Jess Wade, a Research Fellow at Imperial College London and a longtime diversity advocate in STEM. Graduate students from different CoE departments discussed grad life in the United States versus in the United Kingdom with Dr. Wade and later joined her research seminar and equity discussion.

WIE-SWE Graduate School Panel

October 26,  2020                                       Grad Students and Undergraduates WIE hosted a graduate panel along with the Society of Women Engineers (SWE). The panel discussion highlighted topics including grad school application processes, life as a grad student, career plans after grad school, and navigating STEM fields as a womxn. Thank you to panelists Samantha Cassel, Jamie Benson, Kayla Pariser, and Yagya Gupta.

Virtual Meet Your Faculty Lunch

October 20,  2020                                       Grad Students and Postdocs
Professors Monique Head (CEE) and Laure Kayser (MSE), met with engineering graduate students and postdocs to share their insights on navigating academia, from honing their communication skills as rising grad students to shaping successful research programs as young faculty, and learning how to mentor and manage a growing, diverse team.

Annual Welcome Lunch

September 18, 2020                                       Grad Students, Postdocs, Faculty This year our lunch to welcome new women graduate students to the College of Engineering went virtual! We were not able to provide pizza this year, but our traditional “Women in Science” trivia game was as competitive as ever. We look forward to future days when we can meet again on campus and finally give the winning teams their prizes.  
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