The Brookhaven Women in Science Symposium — “Girl Power in STEM: Be Bold for Change!” — celebrates the accomplishments of women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) fields. This year’s event brings together women who are Stony Brook faculty in the sciences, Brookhaven Laboratory scientists, and other science professionals to educate students, aspiring scientists, and the community about women’s careers in STEM.
The day-long symposium is scheduled for Saturday, March 4, from 9 am to 5 pm, at Stony Brook’s Center for Global Studies and Human Development, and includes presentations and panel discussions on how women influence STEM at the various stages of academic and professional life. Professional women as well as students at the middle school, high school, undergraduate, and graduate levels are invited to have a lively discussion with the event speakers on how women can contribute to the STEM fields.
The event is free and open to the public, but does require online registration by Wednesday, March 1. Space is limited to the first 200 registrants. To register for the event and for a detailed schedule and list of speakers and panelists, please visit the event website.
The symposium is hosted by Brookhaven National Laboratory’s Brookhaven Women in Science in conjunction with Stony Brook University’s Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) and Graduate Women in Science and Engineering (GWISE). It is being held in commemoration of International Women’s Day, proclaimed as United Nations Day for women’s rights on March 8. This year the UN celebrates taking action to promote equal opportunities and to help forge a more gender-inclusive world