FMWIS: Events

2014 Yearly Symposium:

The date of our 2014 symposium is: Wednesday, September 24, 2014 (noon - 1pm) and our invited speaker is Dr. Jessica Hellmann (University of Notre Dame) who will present a title titled "Two kinds of adaptation under climate change: evolving species and evolving practices of conservation".

2014 Monthly Meetings:

FMWIS monthly meetings are the first Monday of every month from 12pm - 1pm in Lecture Hall II (on the ground floor near the West Entrance). If you are coming from outside of the museum, please enter the museum through the West Entrance and ask the security guard at the door to direct you to Lecture Hall II to gain access to the seminar room. Everyone is welcome!

Here is the meeting schedule for 2014 (Mondays: noon - 1pm):

January (rescheduled for February 17, 2014 due to weather)
Guest speaker: Dr. Victoria Prince (Professor, Dept of Organismal Biology & Anatomy and Associate Dean and Director, Office of Graduate Affairs, Biological Sciences Division, University of Chicago): "Training the science workforce in a changing landscape"
February 3, 2014
Guest speaker: Danielle Riebe (Graduate student at UIC/Field Museum and Field Museum Women's Board Women in Science Fellow 2013): "Women in the Field, Women in the Lab, Women in Science"
March 3, 2014
Guest speaker: Linda C. Brazdil (Director, Center for Science and Math Education, Loyola University): "K-12 Science Education: Growing Inquisitive Minds"
April 7, 2014
CANCELLED.
May 5, 2014
Guest speaker: Emily Graslie (The Brain Scoop: http://www.youtube.com/user/thebrainscoop; Field Museum of Natural History) (note: Special tickets are required for this event) "The Importance of Science Role Models in the Media"(note: Lecture location James Simpson Theatre)
June 2, 2014
Guest speaker: Dr. May Berenbaum (Professor and Head, Dept of Entomology, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign): "Metamorphosis from entomophobe to entomophile"
July 7, 2014
Guest speaker: Edna Davion (Graduate student at UChicago/Field Museum) (note: Lecture location Zoology Classroom
3rd floor; for access to this seminar room you must email womeninscience@fieldmuseum.org)
August 4, 2014
Meet the Field Museum Women In Science interns and see the videos they have created during their summer internships
September 1, 2014
Labor Day (no meeting)
October 6, 2014
Guest speaker: Ellen Alberding (President and Board Member of the Joyce Foundation: http://www.joycefdn.org/)
November 3, 2014
Guest speaker: Laura Briscoe (Research & Collections Assistant, Field Museum of Natural History)
December 1, 2014
Guest speaker: Dr. Mary Greuel (Assistant Curator of Ancient Art, The Art Institute of Chicago)

Previous events:

2013 Yearly Symposium:

Once a year we will hold a FMWIS sponsored symposium. This symposium will feature an invited speaker selected by FMWIS members and will be open to the public.

The date of our 2013 symposium is: Wednesday, September 25, 2013 (noon - 1pm) and our inaugural invited speaker was Dr. Hopi Hoekstra (Harvard University).

2013 Monthly Meetings:

FMWIS monthly meetings are the first Monday of every month from noon - 1pm in the Zoology Classroom (third floor). If you are coming from outside of the museum, please email womeninscience@fieldmuseum.org to gain access to the seminar room. Everyone is welcome!

Here is the meeting schedule for 2013 (Mondays: noon - 1pm):

March 4, 2013
FMWIS welcome meeting
April 1, 2013
FMWIS Steering Committee introduces mission, yearly theme, and other topics
May 6, 2013
Guest speaker: Jan Lariviere (Field Museum) "Why is the pipeline so leaky?" - Handout provided by Jan.
June 3, 2013
Guest speaker: Linda Wolf (formerly of Leo Burnett Worldwide and current Field Museum Trustee) "Pursuing Your Passion"
July 1, 2013
Guest speaker: Dr. Michelle Larson (President and CEO of Adler Planetarium)
August 5, 2013
Meet the FMWIS interns and see the videos they created.
September 2, 2013
Labor Day (no meeting)
October 7, 2013
Guest speaker: Darlene Cavalier (Founder of Science Cheerleader)
November 4, 2013
Guest speaker: Dr. Alaka Wali (Field Museum of Natural History) "The Fourth Shift? Women's Role in Environmental Conservation"
December 2, 2013
Guest speaker: Dr. Elizabeth C. Davis-Berg (Columbia College Chicago) "Biomechanics, Snails, and Teaching Biology at Arts and Communications School"