Special Annoucements

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Writing in Science-Career Panel: Tuesday, October 20th

dreamstime_xs_5932356Interested in a career in science writing? Having trouble finishing up that final paper? These panelists have seen and heard it all! Come join us for an intimate panel discussion with some of the industry’s top science writers.


Time:  6:00-8:30 pm
Location: The Broad Institute, Monadnock Room (415 Main St. Cambridge, MA 02142)
6:00-6:30 pm: Light refreshments and networking
6:30-8:00 pm: Panel Discussion
8:00-8:30 pm: Networking

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Pub Night with the FOR symposium: Thursday, October 22nd

Network with FOR Symposium participants

PobNight with For smposium

Heard about the Postdoc “problem”? Think there should be some Biomedical Research workforce reforms? Trainees from this Pan-Boston group are having their second Symposium on Scientific Workforce data October 22-24. Unity amongst trainees allows us a voice in political and organizational conversations affecting all our futures. Share your ideas for the Future of Research!

Time: 7:00 – 9:00 PM
Location: Cornwall’s Pub, 654 Beacon St., Boston, MA 02215
Agenda: Refreshments, networking and drink
Cost: $5, includes one drink!  

Future of Research Boston organizers are Postdocs from Greater Boston area universities.

Go to http://futureofresearch.org for information
and check out last year’s publication: F1000Research paper

To Register for Symposium (22-24) and Pub Night (22),
Visit: http://futureofresearch.org/boston/

MASS AWIS would like to thank FutureofResearch.org for co-hosting this event.

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Gender Bias Panel: Tuesday, November 17th

Challenges Faced by Successful Women in STEM

Stories and Advice about Gender Bias

dreamstime_xs_47992673_withcreditsWomen in STEM are important contributors in today's society,as they have been for decades past. Notable women in STEM fields, including Marie Curie, Rosalind Franklin, and Barbara McClintock, started breaking through societal ceilings over a century ago. However they are still surrounded by gender bias on a regular basis. However, comments like the one made in June of this year by Nobel Prize winner, Sir Tim Hunt, emphasize the challenges still faced by women in STEM fields today, "Let me tell you about my trouble with girls; Three things happen when they are in the lab: you fall in love with them, they fall in love with you, and when you criticize them – they cry." His comments echo the gender bias that surround women in STEM on a regular basis.  

This MASS AWIS event is a fantastic opportunity to hear from a panel of powerful women from a multitude of ethnic backgrounds, succeeding in STEM fields, and speaking openly about the obstacles they have faced. 

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Women in STEM Summit: Thursday, October 22th


THE WOMEN IN STEM IDEA EXCHANGE SUMMIT offers a plan for short term action and long term progress by addressing the shortage of women in STEM degrees and careers.

The Summit will bring together companies looking to fill their STEM job pipelines with female college students pursuing STEM degrees. It is designed to facilitate discussion on how to close the gap between corporate needs and student questions about job prospects that align their passion with the needs of corporate America. Learn more here.

Plus! THE MY STORY, MY ADVICE PROJECT features Women in STEM that are persisting in STEM fields and making a difference. It also gives their personal advice to the next generation of young women looking for encouragement to persist in STEM. Have a story to tell? Submit it here:  http://www.iirusa.com/stem/send.xml

Students and Postdocs attend for free while other AWIS members will receive $100 off their registrations.  This event (8:30 am-4:30 pm) will take place at the Center for Women and Business at Bentley University in Waltham.

Click here to register

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Molecular Engineer/Synthetic Biologist, at Unum Therapeutics


Who are we?
Recent advances in T-cell engineering and antibody therapeutics have led to phenomenal clinical results in oncology, opening the possibility to combine these powerful therapeutic modalities. Unum Therapeutics was founded with a vision to transform cancer treatment through the discovery, development, and commercialization of novel combination cellular immunotherapies. We’re moving forward fast, are you? Visit www.unumrx.com for our latest news!

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Great news from DSW!!

DSW has announced the winners from the Shoe Lovers Care Campaign: MASS AWIS has been awarded $15,000!


We are excited to partner with DSW for their Shoe Lovers Care Leave Your Mark campaign. The $15,000 donation will go very far in helping us to further the mission and reach of our organization. Thank you to our supporters who voted during this campaign—we could not have done it without you!

Thank you DSW!

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