Event Archive

March for Science 2017, St. Paul, MN

Diversity & Feminist Lunch Club

November, 2023

Collaboration with Society for the Advancement of Chicano/Latinos and Native Americans in Science

PhD Career Panel: Perspectives from Industry & Academia

November, 2023

Collaboration with Association of Multicultural Scientists and Society for the Advancement of Chicano/Latinos and Native Americans in Science

Summer Social Picnic

June, 2023

An Unexpected Journey: A Career That Blends Science, Policy, and DEI Advocacy

April, 2023

Invited speaker Marie Harton, PhD, NIH Program Director, Division of Training, Workforce Development and Diversity

March 2023

Moderated Q&A career panel

DEI Discussion Series: Gender Inequities in Scientific Publishing

February 2023

PhD Career Panel: Where will you PhD take you?

November, 2022

September, 2022

Gregory Hughes, PhD, Senior Principal Scientist at Merk, visited us to present on Merck’s efforts in workplace DEI and his experience on ways men can be effective allies. The seminar was followed by an optional facilitated discussion.

EWIS Summer Social

July, 2022

BGREAT Conversations: How You Can Have Your Dream Career in STEM, and What Leaders Can Do To Help

April, 2022

BGREAT and EWIS hosted Dr. Angelique Adams, an author, speaker, and executive coach focusing on leadership development for diverse STEM professionals.

oSTEM and EWIS present: Inclusive Mentoring in STEM

February, 2022

oSTEM (Out in STEM) and EWIS (Empowering Women in Science) are pleased to announce their co-sponsored event: “Inclusive Mentoring in STEM”. We will be discussing best practices for creating an inclusive mentoring environment, how to find a supportive mentor, and how to navigate situations of bias and marginalization in mentor-mentee relationships. 

Panelists represent both mentor and mentee perspectives:

January, 2022

View Nova’s Forgotten Genius film, then there will be a panel discussion “Black in Chemistry” facilitated by Dr. Racquel Jemison, Office of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Respect - American Chemical Society.

Virtual Trivia Night

November, 2021

In honor of EWIS's five year anniversary, please join us for a trivia event celebrating the unsung heroes of STEM! This will be a virtual event, so grab your snacks and drink of choice and get ready to play! All you'll need is the zoom link and your knowledge of the often overlooked contributors to all fields of STEM.

November, 2021

Part of EWIS 5 Year Anniversary Week

Whether you’ve just started as a grad student or postdoc or are nearing the end of that stage, there are things you can do to prepare for the next phase of your career. Whether you’re still exploring your options or know what’s next, there will be useful information for you in this workshop. Dr. Sharolyn Kawakami-Schulz from the OPD will give an introduction on how to approach career exploration, followed by a chance to rotate through three breakout rooms of your choice.

April, 2021

Presented by: Ebony Omotola McGee, PhD, Associate Professor of Diversity and STEM Education, Peabody College of Vanderbilt University

Co-hosted with BGREAT, MICaB Graduate Program, and Medicinal Chemistry DEI Task Force

How individuals, allies, and organizations can disrupt subtle biases in STEM

November, 2020

Presented by: Eden King, PhD, Professor of Psychology, Rice University

Dr. Eden King shared her expertise on the social sciences at the UMN Center for Immunology and provide recommendations for leveraging diversity.

Documentary Screening: Picture a Scientist

September, 2020

Virtual screening and group discussion co-hosted by Empowering Women in Science and the UMN Postdoctoral Association.

Resilience: Part II

September 2020

Do you want to boost your resilience? Are you interested in learning the principal components and practices of resilience? This workshop builds on the previously held workshop, however you do not need to have attended the first workshop to attend this event. Led by Michelle Lamere, Assistant Director for Education Programs at CTSI

Resilience: First Principles

June 2020

Online workshop lead via Zoom by Michelle Lamere, Assistant Director for Education Programs at UMN CTSI

Do you want to boost your resilience? Are you interested in learning the principal components and practices of resilience? This workshop lays the foundation for principal components and practices of resilience. In this introspective and interactive workshop we will explore the cognitive, behavioral, and emotional aspects of resilience. Participants will create individual resilience plans.

Networking during social distancing: A seminar on finding alternative ways to connect in the wake of conference cancellations and other COVID-related disruptions

May 2020

Presented by: Sharolyn Kawakami-Schulz, PhD, Director of the Office for Professional Development, UMN Medical School

Changing the Culture to End Sexual Harassment: NIH Working Group Findings and Recommendations

March 2020

Dr. Beth Adamowicz is a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Minnesota and a member of the NIH working group tasked with assessing practices in sexual harassment reporting and responses, and proposing actions to produce a research climate free of sexual and gender harassment. In this seminar, Dr. Adamowicz will cover the Working Group's recommendations and the changes that are currently underway at the NIH as a result of these recommendations.

Advocating for gender equality in STEM: How to be an effective ally

February 2020

A seminar/workshop for scientists of all genders

EWIS Book Club

February 2020

Bystander Intervention

Lead by the Aurora Center for Advocacy and Education

August 2019

Speaker: Paul Ching, PhD, Graduate School

April 2019

Diversifying the STEM Fields: Problems and Solutions for Women in Science

Part of University of Minnesota's Keeping our Faculty Symposium VIII

Panel: Janna Dickenson, PhD, Kristina Burrack, PhD, Milagros Silva-Morales, PhD, Katie Murphy, PhD

April 2019

Advocating for gender equality in the workplace: How to be an effective ally

Women's Faculty Cabinet Retreat Keynote Address, May 2018

Department of Psychiatry Diversity and Inclusion Retreat Breakout Session, October 2018

College of Veterinary Medicine Seminar Series, November 2018

Brooklyn Center High School visit to the Center for Immunology

November 2018

September 2018

May 2018

Collaboration with the Association of Multicultural Scientists

Made possible by a UMN Campus Climate Microgrant

April 2018

Collaboration with the MICaB Career Development Committee and the UMN Postdoctoral Association

Seminar: Advocating for gender equality: How to be a male ally

October 2017

EWIS Open House

September 2017