Past Events

WiSE & DNALC Fun with DNA Camp

Cassidy Danyko, Chair of WiSE Outreach At the end of August, WiSE Outreach hosted the 2nd Annual WiSE Fun with DNA Camp with the Dolan DNA Learning Center (DNALC).  This is the only DNALC camp for girls only and is the only camp to take place at the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory main campus...

Speak to be Heard Workshop with Judy Mizrachi

August 20 & 21, 2018 Judy Mizrachi, WiSE member & graduate student in the Osten lab, led a very special two-part “Speak to be Heard” workshop at the end of August.  With an Associate of Arts degree in performing arts and theater, Judy Mizrachi came to WISE with a proposal to teach a workshop...

WiSE Scientists for International Students

July 26, 2018 On July 26, 2018,  the DNA Learning Center hosted 60 students and teachers from China.  On July 26, two WiSE scientists were invited to discuss their research with the international group.   Our first featured WiSE scientist was WSBS graduate student Katie Meze from the Joshua-Tor Lab. Katie explained the importance of...

Girl Scout Brain Day

In celebration of Brain Awareness Week, on May 5, 2018,  a group of Girl Scouts visited the lab to participate in WiSE Brain Day: Backyard Brains.  The day started with an introduction to neuroscience and the basics of the nervous system, with an emphasis on the neuromuscular junction. The girls were then split into...

Coding Camp for Girls

WiSE outreach hosted a two-day introductory coding camp for girls April 28-29, 2018.  This event was designed for girls in grades 8-12 interested in learning the basics of computer programming.  Thirty girls from the Long Island attended, eager to learn from our instructors, three brilliant graduate students: Shaina Lu, Lizzie Hutton, and Elsie Gibson, who...

Finance and Investing Workshop

It's so important that women receive the education they need to comfortably handle their finances - too often it's seen as a "man's job."  At our Finance and Investing Workshop on December 11, 2017, we learned from financial experts Avani Ramnani, CFP® CDFA® and Natalie Colley, CFP® about topics including investing, saving, budgeting, paying off student loans, and...

2017WiSE Mentorship Awards

The inaugural WiSE Mentorship Awards were announced at this year's Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory In-house symposium, November 20, 2017 - Congratulation to the big winners were Dr. Linda Van Aelst and Dr. Sarah Diermier! They will be profiled in upcoming WiSE Wednesday pieces....

Speaker’s List Update

“Representation Matters” – this message was the driving force behind CSHL’s Women in Biology Speakers’ List, an updated beta version of which was unveiled at a presentation Thursday September 21. A collaboration between CSHL WiSE (Women in Science and Engineering) and Meetings and Courses, the Speakers’ List will be a freely accessible and easily...

WiSE Fun with DNA Summer Camp

August 28 - September 1, 2017 WiSE partnered with the Dolan DNA Learning Center to host a WiSE Fun with DNA summer camp. Created by WiSE Vice President Alexandra Ambrico, the program offered an chance for girls to learn about science from female scientists. After a day of the DNALC’s traditional activities, the girls spent...

2nd Annual Greater NYC WiSE Summer Beach Party

Women have made significant gains in representation in science at the graduate and postdoctoral levels, but there are still many more men than women at the highest positions of academia and industry. The underrepresentation of minority women is even more dire. CSHL Women in Science and Engineering (WiSE) is working to address the many...

Diversity in STEM – Special Seminar and Panel Discussion

Underrepresented minorities face unique challenges and often have difficultly getting their voice heard. As part of our efforts to bring attention to issues of diversity in science and initiate discussions of how CSHL can best support diversity, WiSE partnered with Meetings & Courses, and the PDLC to host a Special Lecture by Lydia Villa-Komaroff...

Get WiSE about Neuroscience

On May 13, WiSE hosted local parents and students for a two-part event called "Get WiSE about Neuroscience & Cancer" at the Dolan DNA Learning Center (DNALC) in Cold Spring Harbor, NY. This was the first event of it's kind at the DNALC. The students performed experiments using Backyard Brains equipment, similar to the experiments...

Brain Day with Girl Scouts

On Saturday April 29, WiSE hosted a Brain Day event for Girl Scouts, an opportunity to spend a morning learning about neuroscience through interactive experiments led by CSHL faculty members Steve Shea and Jessica Tollkhun. The 24 girls who attended, ranging in age from 11 to 14, had diverse reasons for coming; while some...

Breakfast with Dr. Joanna Wysocka

We're so grateful to have had the privilege of a visit from Stanford's Dr. Joanna Wysocka. Our always great WiSE breakfasts were made extra special with special guests assistant professor Jessica Tollkuhn and Mila Pollock Executive Director of CSHL's Library & Archive. After breakfast, Joanna gave a fascinating talk on "Gene regulatory mechanisms in...

Breakfast with Dr. Eva Nogales

We had a great breakfast and inspiring conversation with UC Berkeley biophysicist and HHMI investigator Dr. Eva Nogales this morning! Her advice: stand up for yourself and speak up if things don't seem equitable. Later in the day, Dr. Nogales gave a seminar about her work using cryo-EM to visualize the machinery of DNA...

Breakfast with Dr. Jennifer Lippincott-Schwartz

Thank you Dr. Jennifer Lippincott-Schwartz for coming to visit us! After a breakfast with WiSE members, Jennifer gave a fascinating seminar about her work as an HHMI investigator at the Janelia Research Campus using novel fluorescent imaging techniques to visualize cellular organelles. https://www.janelia.org/people/jennifer-lippincott-schwartz WiSE members with Dr. Jennifer  Lippincott-Schwartz Photo credit: Jue Xiang...

CSHL/NYC/LI Meet & Greet BBQ

Thanks to everyone who came out for our CSHL/NYC/LI Meet & Greet BBQ. It was such a blast hanging out with other rad  who share our passion for empowering women scientists and hearing about the powerful change you're making at other institutions....

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