WiSE Retreat

The WiSE Retreat is a new, annual event that takes place during the fall. During this day-long meeting, WiSE welcome’s scientists-in-training at CSHL to attend lectures given by WiSE board members and invited guest speakers on gender disparity.

The goals of the day are 3-fold:

  1. familiarize the WiSE group and our greater community with gender disparity literature
  2. encourage the application of scientific scrutiny to this body of literature
  3. stimulate continued self-education on this topic

Talks and activities that comprise retreat events reflect the 5 main pillars of our organization: Institutional Initiatives, In-House Education, Professional Development, Outreach, and Mental Health.

The 2018 keynote speakers were:

Molly Hammell

Ph.D., Associate Professor, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

Kyle Marian

Science Communicator, Comedian, and Social Media Manager, Guerilla Science

Lydia Franco-Hodges

Mental Health Advocate, Stony Brook University School of Journalism and the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science

The 2018 retreat itinerary can be found below and talk slides can be found on our Resources page.

Photos: Constance Brukin

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