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Gender Stereotypes in the Workplace

Join AWiSE for a special lecture from Prof. Margaret Shih on gender stereotypes in the workplace. "Stereotypes are often activated automatically, and can influence perceptions and behaviors outside of our conscious awareness. In this talk, a series of studies will be presented showing how gender stereotypes can automatically impact our perceptions and behaviors outside of our conscious awareness."

Beyond your PhD: Careers in Academia
Join AWiSE (Advancing Women in Science and Engineering) for roundtable discussions followed by a networking session with women in the research and education fields at UCLA! Hear from panelists including:

Liz Roth-Johnson, PhD: Lecturer and DBER Fellow, Dept of Life Sciences
Margot Quinlan, PhD: Professor, Dept of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Amy Rowat, PhD: Professor, Dept of Integrative Biology and Physiology
Shanna Shaked, PhD: Lecturer, Dept of Physics, and STEM Center Associate Director
Family Math and Science Night at Will Rogers Middle School
AWiSE has been invited to set up a science booth at Will Rogers Middle School on Thursday, December 8. We are currently looking for ~5 volunteers who would be able to host a science activity for middle school students at the event. Volunteers must be willing to meet sometime prior to the event to come up with a science activity for the kids, and volunteers must be available from 4-8 pm on the day of the event. Please email wendyherbst@ucla.edu if you are interested (and let her know if you can drive).
Fall Social for AWiSE
Come kick off the new school year with AWiSE (Advancing Women in Science and Engineering). AWiSE promotes gender equality in the sciences through outreach and career development events. Our organization is open to all graduate students and postdocs. We will be discussing upcoming events and recruiting new coordinators. Join us in BSRB 154 on Wednesday October 19, between 5-7 pm. Snacks and drinks will be provided.
AWiSE STEM Day 2016:

We are excited to announce our third annual AWiSE STEM Day on May 4, 2016. AWiSE STEM Day is a day filled with fun, hands-on science activities for middle school girls. As always, we are looking for volunteers to run the science activity stations. We are looking to represent a variety of disciplines including: math, physics, astronomy, engineering, chemistry, biology, neuroscience, and more. For more information about AWiSE STEM Day, check out the "Outreach" section of our website.

If you would like to volunteer to organize a science activity for the girls, please sign up for one slot in our sign-up sheet (here). Additionally, please attend our AWiSE STEM Day interest meeting on Tuesday March 29 at 5pm in BSRB 154. We will discuss ideas for science stations, review the science stations that people have signed up for on the sign-up sheet, and we will help individuals form groups for their stations. Snacks will be provided! The deadline to sign up is Thursday, April 7.
 
Volunteer Opportunity: DNA Extraction Activity
AWiSE will be doing a DNA extraction activity with 7th graders at a local middle school in Culver City! The event is 12-3 pm on Wednesday, March 16 and we will carpool to/from UCLA. We are currently seeking volunteers to help with this activity. If you are interested, please respond ASAP because space is VERY limited.
AWiSE Presents: OWN YOUR VOICE
Featuring Emilie Aries, Founder/CEO of Bossed Up

When: March 7th, 2016 1:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Where: CNSI Auditorium
RSVP: ownyourvoiceucla.eventbrite.com

Join AWiSE for a half-day workshop focused on assertive communication and negotiation, led by Emilie Aries (http://emiliearies.com), Founder and CEO of Bossed Up. Emilie is a political organizer turned award-winning women’s development coach helping women across the country craft sustainable careers. This event is co-sponsored by Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, Office of Postdoctoral Affairs, Center for the Study of Women, Graduate Programs in Bioscience, gradSWE, and Biotech Connect LA. Workshops are open to graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and faculty members across UCLA.
AWiSE Winter Quarter Social:
Join us as we celebrate winter quarter with our kick-off social! We will discuss our upcoming outreach and career development events and receive feedback from our members. Benchling, an online life sciences data management program, has generously sponsored this event with food, drinks, and free swag!

When: Friday January 15, 5-7 pm
Where: Gonda 1st Floor Conference Room
RSVP: here
 
AWIS / AWiSE Coffee Club:
AWiSE will be co-hosting this month's AWIS Coffee Club meeting! Join us as we discuss a recent study about Women in the Workplace (http://womenintheworkplace.com/). Cookies will be provided!

When: Thursday December 10, 3:30-4:30 pm
Where: Cafe Synapse

USAC Mentorship Program Opportunity
The Undergraduate Student's Association Council is organizing a mentorship program for UCLA graduate students to mentor undergraduates in a one-on-one setting. Graduate students will share their experiences with undergrads and offer advice about career goals and graduate school. The minimum time commitment is one hour per month and the mentor and mentee will meet as needed. The program will start during the second week of January 2016 with an event for the mentors to meet their paired mentees.

If you would like to be a mentor, please apply here by Friday, December 11.
 
The Healthcare Businesswomen's Association presents...

From Molecule to Market: An Educational Panel Series About Careers in the Drug Development Pathway
November 10 from 6-9pm
Amgen, Thousand Oaks CA

Amgen, the Association for Women in Science and the Healthcare Businesswomen's Association are proud to present "From Molecule to Market: An Educational Panel Series About Careers in the Drug Development Pathway." This three-part panel series will feature industry experts sharing career advice from various stages of the pharmaceutical development process, from early discovery and process development to clinical research, regulatory and marketing. The event will include a moderated panel discussion followed by an interactive Q&A with the audience.

The panel series concludes on November 10 at Amgen with a focus on the later stages of drug development process from filing to launch to marketed products.

Featured panelists include:
Isma Benattia: Amgen, VP of global patient safety
Laura Hamill: Amgen, SVP of regional general manager intercontinental
Douglas Hunt: ArmaGen, VP of regulatory affairs and quality assurance
Jeff Webster: Kythera (Allergan), SVP of operations

Students and non-members are welcome. We look forward to seeing you at the event. Heavy appetizers and beverages will be provided.

For more information, click here.

AWIS/AWiSE Coffee Hour
AWiSE will be co-hosting a coffee hour with AWIS (Association for Women in Science) on Thursday, Nov. 12th from 3:30 – 4:30 pm at Cafe Synapse.

Volunteer Opportunity: Science Night at Will Rogers Middle School
Will Rogers Middle School is hosting its annual Family Math and Science Night. On Science Night, students rotate through stations and participate in short, hands-on science activities. AWiSE is hosting a table and we are looking for several volunteers.

When: Thursday November 12, ~4-8pm
Where: Will Rogers Middle School, Lawndale CA (we will carpool from UCLA)
RSVP: Email AWiSEUCLA@gmail.com as soon as possible. Space is limited.
Beyond your PhD: Careers in Biotech
Join us for our career panel with UCLA alumni who are currently employed at Amgen. We will be hearing from Senior Engineer Alice Cho, Medical Communications Manager Sarah Madsen, Senior Licensing Associate Allison Sargoy, and Program Manager DeAnna Steiger.

When: Wednesday October 28, 4-5:30 pm
Where: Gonda 1st floor conference room
RSVP: http://bit.ly/1L0j88l
AWiSE Wine and Cheese Social:
Kick off the new quarter by enjoying drinks and snacks! Come learn about our upcoming events and meet fellow graduate students and postdocs.

When: Friday October 2, 2015 from 5-7pm
Where: UCLA Botanical Gardens
RSVP: http://bit.ly/1iqn5JY
AWiSE fundraising event at TLT Food:
Have fun, learn about upcoming AWiSE events, and help support us by enjoying delicious food and drinks at TLT Food! 20% of your purchase will be donated to AWiSE to help support future events!
Volunteer for AWiSE STEM Day 2015!
Advancing Women in Science and Engineering (AWiSE) is looking for volunteers to give campus tours and to prepare and present fun, interactive, science-related booths for our 2nd annual AWiSE STEM DAY on May 12, 2015!

AWiSE STEM DAY was created to foster a safe, fun environment for middle school girls to learn about and become more involved in STEM fields, i.e. science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Last year was a huge success, and you can see our video of the event as well as the local CBS news report. This year, we will be hosting about 100 middle school girls, so we need even more volunteers and activity stations!

Want to get involved? Fill out this form!

Deadline for signups is April 12th, 2015.

To find out more about the program, please come to our informational meeting on April 2nd at 5:30pm in BSRB 154.

"Careers In....Science and Medical Writing Panel" - AWiSE lunch
Interested in a career in science and medical writing? Looking for an opportunity to network with female professionals in the field?

Join AWiSE (Advancing Women in Science and Engineering) and UCLA Graduate Division for a networking lunch following the Careers In... Science and Medical Writing panel! Limited space available, so please RSVP by March 4th, 2015. Panelists attending the lunch include:

Lisa Humphries, PhD, Medical Writing Manager, Amgen Inc.
Roma Levy, MS, Medical Writer, Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics
Elizabeth Ramicone, Freelance Medical Marketing Writer
Martha Sensel, PhD, Principal, MedProse Consulting

Date: March 12, 2015
Time: 11:00 am
(panel from 9:30 - 10:30 am in Career Center, Room 200)
Location: TBA
RSVP: http://goo.gl/forms/v27P4YXFS4

Postdocs and current students chosen to attend the lunch will be contacted with more information.

POWER POSE YOUR WAY TO SUCCESS
Ever wonder how you could communicate your ideas more effectively? Join AWiSE on Thursday, February 26th from 4-5:30pm in Terasaki 1100 for POWER POSE YOUR WAY TO SUCCESS, a communication workshop with Dr. Hilary Godwin.

Hilary Godwin is a professor of Environmental Health Sciences and the Associate Dean for Academic Programs for the School of Public Health at UCLA. She is also the vice-chair of COACh, an organization that supports women in STEM from the US and developing countries through workshops and networking programs.

Register now!

"Careers In... Big Data" - AWiSE Lunch
Please join Advancing Women in Science and Engineering (AWiSE) for lunch with panelist Sara Mann on February 12th from 11am- 12:30pm (following the panel discussion) in CNSI. Lunch will be provided, but spaces are limited so please apply. This event is sponsored by Graduate Division and CNSI.

Sarah Mann graduated from Harvey Mudd College in 2006 with a BS in mathematics, then worked at a public health policy consulting firm for two years doing data analytics and building user interfaces. She then attended graduate school at the University of Arizona where she earned an MS in Applied Math and a PhD in Applied Math with a minor in Computer Science. She graduated in the summer of 2013 and started working for Facebook as a data scientist that fall. Sarah has been at Facebook for a bit over a year, and works on the Growth Analytics Team and support our products for new users, feature phones, and low end android phones.
Women's Physical Activity Codeathon
New year, new projects! Don't forget to sign up for the Clinton Foundation's 3rd Women's Health Codeathon on Jan 16th-18th!

For the next event in the Women's Health Codeathon series, Clinton Foundation, Ace Hotel and Jawbone team up with the UCLA Business of Science Center to challenge developers and designers to build original, innovative prototypes based on women’s access to physical activity.

Register here!
Professional Profiles
This Thursday, November 6th, AWiSE is hosting Professional Profiles with Mary Canady, Ph.D. Join us and learn how to improve your LinkedIn and resumé profiles.

5-6 PM - Neuroscience Research Auditorium All are welcome to join for a presentation on effective resumé writing and LinkedIn profiles.

6-7 PM - Gonda first floor Auditorium Please reserve a space to participate in an interactive workshop facilitated by Advancing Women in Science and Engineering (AWiSE) to improve your own resumé and LinkedIn profile.

Limited space available! Please register here.
Beyond Your PhD: Outreach In Science
Beyond Your PhD: Getting Down To Business
Negotiate You! Practical Advice For Your Career
A Round-Table Discussion About Sheryl Sandberg's Acclaimed Book Lean In
What Are You Going To Do With Your PhD?