Nothing can be more absurd than the practice which prevails in our country of men and women not following the same pursuits with all their strength and with one mind, for thus the state, instead of being whole is reduced to half.
To increase Brookhaven National Laboratory's awareness of the accomplishments of women in science and to provide its members with role models of their own, Brookhaven Women in Science (BWIS) assists in the development of policies and practices which enhance the quality of life for Lab employees; promotes a long-term commitment to diversity in Lab staff; promotes the advancement of women in scientific and technical careers; provides a forum for the exchange of scientific, technical, and professional information; encourages students to consider careers in science, mathematics, engineering, and technology; and supports each other's efforts on the job, and encourages each other's successes.
To celebrate the successes and accomplishments of women, a symposium will be held at BNL on Saturday, March 8, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Physics Department Large Seminar Room located in Building 510. Sponsored by Brookhaven Women in Science and Brookhaven Science Associates, the symposium is free and open to the public.
Brookhaven Women In Science (BWIS) Event
"Celebration of International Women's Day"
Presented by Multiple speakers
9 am, Large Seminar Room, Bldg. 510
Saturday, March 8, 2014, 9:00 am
Hosted by: Vivian Stojanoff
The 1/2-day seminar will include talks from several successful women who will address topics such as work-life balance and gender issues. -Mina Bissell (Distinguished Scientist, Lawrence Berkley National Laboratory) Wife, Mother, Scientist?" Or is it The Other Way Around? -Surita Bhatia (Associate Professor, Stony Brook University and Brookhaven National Laboratory) Strengthening Your Networks and Responding to Stress and Strain: What Women in STEM Can Learn From Soft Materials -Suzanne Davidson (Chief Financial Officer, Brookhaven National Laboratory) Introvert or Extrovert: Does Gender Matter? -Barbara Howie (Atorney at Law, President, Enterprising and Professional Women) How Lena Madesin Phillips Changed the World for Women -Gillian Winters (Vice President Long Island Physics Teachers Association, Smithtown School
Goldhaber Prize - Applications are now being accepted for the Goldharber Prize to recognize substantial promise and accomplishment by a woman graduate student in physics.
For more information please see the BWIS Scholarships & Awards web page.
The 1/2-day seminar will include talks from several successful long island women who will address topics such as work-life balance and gender issues.
To increase the Laboratory's awareness of the accomplishments of women in science and to provide our members with role models of their own, Brookhaven Women in Science assist in the development of policies and practices that enhance the quality of life for BNL employees; promote a long-term commitment to diversity in BNL staff; promote the advancement of women in scientific and technical careers; provide a forum for the exchange of scientific, technical, and professional information; encourage students to consider careers in science, mathematics, engineering, and technology; support each other's efforts on the job; and encourage each other's successes.
In Memoriam - The Brookhaven Women in Science regretfully report the passing of Victoria McLane. As friend and cofounder, she will be sadly missed.