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2018 WiSE Conference Schedule

Conference attendees enjoy presentations and workshops, plus a networking lunch and career resource fair. All events take place on the UW Seattle campus in the Husky Union Building (HUB).

Schedule at a Glance (March 3, 2018)

keynote speakers | workshop descriptions | workshop speaker information


First Floor – “The Main Street”


STEM Ted Talks - Inspiring Your Brilliance
The Lyceum


Welcome & Conference Opening
The Lyceum


Workshop Session 1
HUB Meeting Rooms

  1. Demystifying Graduate School: Why Apply, How to Get Accepted, and Finding Funding!
  2. 5 Strategies to Profit from Your Curiosity.
  3. Networking Without Networking: Connecting Authentically.
  4. Step into the Science World with Impact.
  5. Stories and Advice from Scholars and Industry Professionals.
  6. Strategies to Resist and Undo Bias in School and the Workplace.

Conference Keynote Panel
The Lyceum


Career Resource Fair
First Floor – “The Main Street”


North Ballroom 211A


Workshop Session #2
HUB Meeting Rooms

  1. A View from the Top: Succeeding in Small Companies.
  2. Be Tenacious. Be Relentless. Be YOU.
  3. Careers in Engineering:  Unlimited Borders and Boundaries.
  4. Creating a Stand-Out CV: Translating Your Research Experience Beyond the Ivy Walls.
  5. Debunking Stereotypes: Why the Image of Computer Science Matters.
  6. Lightning Talks:
    1. The ABCs of Personal Professional Development
    2. The Transition: College to Careers
    3. Research in Action: LIGO and the New Era of Gravitational Wave Astronomy

Workshop Session #3
HUB Meeting Rooms

  1. How to Leverage Mentorships, Internships, and Sponsorships for STEM Career Success.
  2. Keeping Sane - Work-Life Balance Through Your Career.
  3. Modern Day Career Development: How to Navigate Through an Modern Workforce.
  4. Navigating the Balancing Act of Priorities and Time.
  5. Tell Me About Yourself: Recognizing and Owning Your Strengths and How to Share Them.
  6. Yes, I am an Engineer: Making the Transition from College to Industry.
  7. Lightning Talks:
    1. Cyber Security
    2. What Does Your Social Media Say About You?

Marie Curie film flyer thumbnail imageClosing Program
Film Screening of "Humanity Needs Dreamers: A Visit with Marie Curie" (see flyer)
The Lyceum


2018 WiSE Conference ends

Please note, the schedule is subject to change.