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.
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
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.