WISE Events

Events

WISE luncheons offer an opportunity for SF State faculty and staff to gather and discuss their experiences as women in STEM fields with each other and guest speakers

Upcoming Events

WISE Virtual Speaker Event

Thursday, December 03, 2020
Event Time and Location: 12:00 PM Zoom
Topic: Managing Gender Issues - and Staying Sane
Hosts:

 

Join us for a talk about navigating gender issues in academia and developing strategies for institutional change.

Presented by Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) and Sponsored by NSF ADVANCE Adaptation Award 2017293

Anne Petersen is a Research Professor at the University of Michigan, ISD/COEng. She is Founder/President of Global Philanthropy Alliance, a foundation making grants in Africa. Petersen held administrative and faculty roles at Stanford U, U Minnesota, Penn State U, and U Chicago. She was Senior VP Programs, WK Kellogg Foundation and US President-nominated/Senate-confirmed National Science Foundation Deputy Director/COO. She was Associate Director, Health at the MacArthur Foundation, worked closely with the Swiss Jacobs Foundation, and is currently on the Board of the Templeton World Charity Foundation. Petersen has authored 18 books and over 300 articles, on adolescent and gender issues. Her honors include election to the National Academy of Medicine (National Academies of Science, Engineering, Medicine) and Fellow in several scientific societies including AAAS, APA (three divisions), and founding Fellow of APS. Petersen earned all her degrees at the University of Chicago: BA mathematics, MS statistics, PhD measurement, evaluation, and statistical analysis.

See the event flyer HERE.

Zoom link Here.

Past Events

Picture a Scientist Film Screening & Panel Discussion

Friday, October 23, 2020
Time and Location: Panel Discussion - October 26 6:30 - 7:30 PM
Hosts: WISE, Estuary & Ocean Science Center and CoSE

PICTURE A SCIENTIST chronicles the groundswell of researchers who are writing a new chapter for women scientists. Biologist Nancy Hopkins, chemist Raychelle Burks, and geologist Jane Willenbring lead viewers on a journey deep into their own experiences in the sciences, ranging from brutal harassment to years of subtle slights. Along the way, from cramped laboratories to spectacular field stations, we encounter scientific luminaries - including social scientists, neuroscientists, and psychologists - who provide new perspectives on how to make science itself more diverse, equitable, and open to all.

Special Viewing
for the San Francisco State University community

Presented by
SF State College of Science & Engineering

Sponsored by
Women in Science & Engineering (WISE)
EOS Center (Estuary & Ocean Science Center)
NSF IT Catalyst Grant to SF State

October 23, 72 hour viewing window begins.

SFSU email address or invitation required to participate.

On October 26 at 7 PM PST

ALL are welcome to participate
in a panel discussion with women scientists from SFSU.

Women in Leadership Series (Speaker Panel)

Tuesday, April 07, 2020
Time and Location: 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm at Rosa Parks A-C - Cesar Chavez Student Center
Hosts: CSLD

Join the Women in Leadership Series speaker panel. This Series will address barriers that women may face in the workplace and provide support and resources to promote career advancement. No previous leadership or work experience required.

Food will be served at this workshop and offered on a first come, first served basis.

Event Link: https://sfsu.joinhandshake.com/events/401754/share_preview 

CSLD welcomes persons with disabilities and will provide reasonable accommodations upon request. Please call (415) 338-1764 or email csld@sfsu.edu as soon as possible so arrangements can be made.

 

Women in Leadership Series (Session 3)

Tuesday, March 10, 2020
Time and Location: 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm at Rosa Parks A-C - Cesar Chavez Student Center
Topic: "Empowered Communication"
Hosts: CSLD

Join the Women in Leadership Series and engage in 3 interactive workshops, followed by a speaker panel. This Series will address barriers that women may face in the workplace and provide support and resources to promote career advancement. No previous leadership or work experience required.

Join us for Session 3 (presented by Dr. Verónica Rabelo, Assistant Professor of Management), for an interactive workshop about how to effectively seek and interpret feedback that we need to succeed. This workshop will address how gender, race, and age affect the feedback process as well as strategies for building developmental support networks.

Food will be served at this workshop and offered on a first come, first served basis.

Event Link: https://sfsu.joinhandshake.com/events/401760/share_preview

CSLD welcomes persons with disabilities and will provide reasonable accommodations upon request. Please call (415) 338-1764 or email csld@sfsu.edu as soon as possible so arrangements can be made.

Women in Leadership Series (Session 2)

Tuesday, March 03, 2020
Time and Location: 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm at Rosa Parks A-C - Cesar Chavez Student Center
Topic: "Building a Success Squad"
Hosts: CSLD

Join the Women in Leadership Series and engage in 3 interactive workshops, followed by a speaker panel. This Series will address barriers that women may face in the workplace and provide support and resources to promote career advancement. No previous leadership or work experience required.

Join us for Session 2: "Building a Success Squad" from AA&PI Student Services Director, Dr. Arlene Daus, & Student Success Coordinator, Levalasi Loi-On. This workshop will allow you to reflect on your existing relationships and build a support team to help you in various areas of your life.

Food will be served at this workshop and offered on a first come, first served basis.

Event Link: https://sfsu.joinhandshake.com/events/419832/share_preview

CSLD welcomes persons with disabilities and will provide reasonable accommodations upon request. Please call (415) 338-1764 or email csld@sfsu.edu as soon as possible so arrangements can be made.

Journal Club/Lunch Break

Thursday, February 27, 2020
Time and Location: 12:30 - 1:45pm, Room TBD
Topic: "From Deficits to Possibilities Mentoring Lessons from Plants on Cultivating Individual Growth through Environmental Assessment and Optimization"
Hosts: College of Science & Engineering

Join us for a JOURNAL CLUB/DISCUSSION on MENTORING OUR STUDENTS (and each other?)!

Link to the article: http://publications.publicphilosophyjournal.org/record/?issue=6-18-22&kid=6-15-173284

Beronda L. Montgomery, Michigan State University

Public Philosophy Journal (2018) 1, DOI: 10.25335/M5/PPJ.1.1-3

Link to the survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/WISE-mentoring

Please follow up with Sally (pasion@sfsu.edu) if you have questions!

Women in Leadership Series (Session 1)

Tuesday, February 25, 2020
Time and Location: 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm at Rosa Parks A-C - Cesar Chavez Student Center
Topic: "Developing a Leader Mindset"
Hosts: CSLD

Join the Women in Leadership Series and engage in 3 interactive workshops, followed by a speaker panel. This Series will address barriers that women may face in the workplace and provide support and resources to promote career advancement. No previous leadership or work experience required.

Join us for the first session, "Developing a Leader Mindset", hosted by Dr. Jeanette Peralta (Executive Director of Organizational Development for Human Resources at SFSU). Developing a conscious leader mindset is about being fully present and aware. By connecting with your mind, body and spirit, you will enhance your ability to lead from within and inspire others around you.

Food will be served at this workshop and offered on a first come, first served basis.

Event Link: https://sfsu.joinhandshake.com/events/401754/share_preview 

CSLD welcomes persons with disabilities and will provide reasonable accommodations upon request. Please call (415) 338-1764 or email csld@sfsu.edu as soon as possible so arrangements can be made.

WISE Speaker: Dr. Sally Pasion

Tuesday, December 10, 2019
Time and Location: 12:15 - 1:50 pm in HH 245 (SEPAL)
Topic: "From Deficits to Possibilities -Mentoring Lessons from Plants on Cultivating Individual Growth through Environmental Assessment and Optimization" by Beronda L. Montgomery
Hosts: College of Science & Engineering

Dr. Sally Pasion from Biology will be hosting a Journal Club. The article is by Beronda Montgomery and discusses mentoring practices.

WISE Speaker: Cassandra Extavour

Friday, December 06, 2019
Time and Location: 12 - 2 pm (Location TBD)
Topic: "Strategies for managing the 'invisible work' of having minority identities in STEM"
Hosts: College of Science & Engineering

Dr. Cassandra Extavour, a Canadian geneticist, researcher of organismic and evolutionary biology, professor of molecular and cell biology at Harvard University.

WISE Speaker: Prof. Tejal Desai

Tuesday, November 12, 2019
Time and Location: 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm LIB 121 @ SF State University Main Campus
Topic: "Nanostructured Biomaterials for Therapeutic Delivery"
Hosts: College of Science & Engineering

Prof. Tejal Desai is the Ernest L. Prien Professor and Chair of the Department of Bioengineering and Therapeutic Sciences at the University of California, San Francisco. Her research focusses on micro and nanofabrication techniques to create new devices for drug and cell delivery as well as biomaterials for cell and tissue regeneration. She is a fellow of the International Academy of Medical and Biological Engineering and the inaugural director of the UCSF Engineering and Applied Sciences Initiative Health Innovation Via Engineering. Among her many contributions to research, leadership, and education, Prof. Desai’s laboratory recently developed an implantable drug delivery device that spares glaucoma patients from daily medicated eye drops. 

In her talk, Prof. Desai will discuss her most recent work in developing nanostructured materials for protein and cell-based delivery as well as injectable micro/nanoscale materials for the modulation of fibrosis and immune activation. By gaining a better understanding of how small scale topographies influence biological micro-environments, she envisions that platforms may be designed for applications in therapeutic delivery and tissue regeneration.

Lunch will be provided.

Please click here to RSVP by Friday, Nov 8, 2019 or scan this QR Code.

Help us welcome all new women faculty in CoSE

Tuesday, October 29, 2019
Time and Location: 12 pm - 2 pm Blakeslee Room
Topic: Welcome New Women Faculty in CoSE
Hosts: College of Science & Engineering

Please click here to RSVP by Thursday, October 24