COMMUNITY BUILDING

HWIC strives to foster a community of scientists with a commitment to supporting the advancement of women in STEM. To this end, we host socials, networking opportunities, seminars, and more. We’d love for you to join us at our next event!

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Current Programs

HWIC book club: Read and discuss one book per semester. Currently we are reading Dreamland: The True Tale of America's Opiate Epidemic. Previous books include: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. 

 

Meetings with visiting professors: Meet with female seminar speakers when they visit Harvard (virtually, for now)
 

HWIC x Harvard Womxn in Chemistry Mentorship Program: This program seeks to connect undergraduates with graduate students, postdocs, and research fellows to facilitate interpersonal connections, provide research and career support, and foster community in CCB.

Informal discussion panels with undergraduates in the Harvard Chem Club: previous topics have ranged from conversations about womxn in STEM to applying to graduate school

Harvard Spotlight (coming soon): ​We create features to promote the awesome women researchers we have in the department.

Previous Programs

Faculty Lunches: Hosted frequent lunches with female faculty members to discuss life, science, and everything in between

 

Socials: Hosted regular socials including an ice cream social, an outing to Aeronaut brewery, a Fall-themed social with undergraduates, and a restaurant night with MIT’s Graduate Women in Chemical Engineering