The University of North Dakota Women in Science and the UND College of Arts & Sciences will host an undergraduate student panel at 2:45 p.m., Thursday, March 1, in the Badlands Room of the Memorial Union. The panel is titled “Surviving Science: Experiences of UND Undergraduate Seniors.”
The panel comprises students from the College of Arts & Sciences. It will be moderated by Lisa M. Burnette, a Ph.D., student in the UND Department of Microbiology and Immunology and vice-president of UND Women in Science.
UND’s Women in Science (WIS) invites the public to attend the undergraduate student panel about the adventures of students finishing their undergraduate science studies.
Several women students from across the sciences at UND will be on hand to discuss different choices they made and challenges they faced throughout their undergraduate studies. This is a great opportunity for ANYONE interested in majoring in a science or mentoring a science major to get some real life advice. Refreshments and a networking session are sponsored by the College of Arts & Sciences.
Burnette says the goal of the ongoing WIS panel series is to showcase the talents and accomplishments of UND scientists and provide an opportunity for people to meet and interact with each other.
“We want to encourage everyone to reach out and make connections because it will be those types of connections that will help a scientific career blossom,” Burnette said.
Dr. Gretchen Mullendore, an Atmospheric Sciences faculty member and UND WIS faculty advisor, sees UND Women in Science—founded last year by current president Korey Southerland, an undergraduate student—as a place where people can network and mentor and support each other in dealing with both general and specific issues relating to their professions, their careers, and their personal goals and objectives.
UND Women in Science is open to anyone in any major, or any faculty or staff—male or female—interested in this opportunity to encourage women in STEM areas. The group comprises both student and faculty executive boards including women from several science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) career tracks.
UND Women in Science inaugural news release: http://www2.und.edu/our/uletter/?p=13221
UND Discovery story about WIS:
UND Discovery profile of WIS president Korey Southerland: http://webapp.und.edu/dept/our/discovery/bridging-discipines
Juan Miguel Pedraza, writer/editor
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