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Symposium: Journey to the Top: Women’s Paths to Success

April 7, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 12:30 pm

Women in Science (WinS) will be hosting a symposium to recognize the work and contributions of women to the advancement of science. The symposium will open with a keynote address from Dr. Kathie Olsen, Founder and Managing Director of ScienceWorks, a scientific consulting firm aiding research advancement in academic institutions, companies, and research entities. Dr. Olsen has held several leadership positions in major government and scientific agencies including Deputy Director and Chief Operating Officer at the NSF, Associate Director of Science in the Office of Science and Technology Policy in the Executive Office of the President, and Chief Scientist at NASA. Dr. Olsen is an extremely distinguished scientist and leader, and she will speak about her pioneering work and journey as a female scientist in a variety of career settings. A reception and poster session will follow the talk, showcasing the work of graduate students and postdocs on campus. The session will end with closing remarks and poster awards.


Symposium Agenda: Friday, April 7th, 2017 8:00am-12:30pm


8:00am – 8:45am       Breakfast and Poster Set UpMBRB 1st Floor Lobby

8:45am – 9:00am       Welcome and Opening Remarks, MBRB 2204

9:00am – 10:15am     Keynote Address from Dr. Kathie Olsen, MBRB 2204

10:30am – 12:00pm   Reception and Poster Session, MBRB 1st & 2nd Floor Lobbies

                                      Poster Session – 10:30 – 11:15:am

                                      Poster Session – 11:15 – 12:00pm

12:15pm -12:30pm    Closing Remarks and Poster Awards, MBRB 2204


The symposium is co-sponsored by WinS, GPSF, TIBBS, and Dr. Barbara Hamkalo.





Please submit abstracts for the poster session at the following link:


Abstracts must be submitted no later than March 22nd.


** We welcome participation from all genders!


April 7, 2017
8:00 am - 12:30 pm