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October 2018 Connect

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October 2018
GWIS Connect is a periodical for GWIS national and chapter news.  Subscribe
Winding Road through Fall Trees
In This Issue
  • Featured Scientist: Dr. Cori Wong and Honest Confidence
  • Fellowship Applications
  • Start a New Chapter
  • Chapter News
This month's featured scientist is Dr. Cori Wong, who holds the titles of Special Assistant to the President of Colorado State University, Director of the Women and Gender Collaborative, and Assistant Professor of Women's Studies and Gender Research at Colorado State University. Dr. Cori Wong earned a dual Ph.D. in Philosophy and Women's studies from Pennsylvania State University.

She will lead a webinar discussion on Honest Confidence on Tuesday, October 16 at 5:00 p.m. EST/4:00 p.m. CDT and be featured later this month in GWIS Lead.

Look for more information in GWIS Lead or Empower and on Facebook. Remember, even if you cannot join us during the specific time of the virtual coffee and conversation, please register, and we will send you a link to the recording of the meeting afterwards!
Register for October's Coffee and Conversation
Upcoming Coffee and Conversations
2019-2020 Fellowship Applications Open Soon
Applications for the 2019-2020 Fellowships will be available as of November 5, 2018. The deadline for applications will be January 11, 2019. Last month, we asked you to fill out a survey regarding time preferences for a virtual meeting on applying for the GWIS Fellowship with past winners. This virtual meeting will take place on Monday, November 26. Look forward to this virtual meeting's exact time and registration information in next month's Connect.
Learn more about Fellowships
Start a new chapter near you!
Starting a chapter is easy and only requires seven founding members. Find out how on our website. Outside the U.S.? No problem, we are working on helping people outside the United States start chapters, too!
Start a New GWIS Chapter!
Chapter News
LA hosts GWIS LA Across the STEMverse Reunion
Los Angeles Chapter hosted the GWIS LA Across the STEMverse Reunion networking event where a wonderful, diverse group of women shared stories, advice, and intellectual conversation. The chapter also recently hosted their 2nd Anniversary Picnic. In a short time, they have grown as an organization that promotes science diversity and community service. The event served as a celebration and an opportunity to reconnect and reflect on the GWIS mission.

Northern Colorado hosts a Fall Retreat
Northern Colorado recently hosted a GWIS NoCo retreat where members and friends got together to do yoga, hike, and form new friendships.

Upcoming events
East Central

Chicago, IL
October 2nd, 6:00 p.m. Fall Science Talks from GWIS members and Networking. For more info, contact the chapter.

State College, PA  
November 9th, 12:00 p.m. Climate Change Workshop. Walker 529, University Park Campus, Penn State. More info.

Greater Maryland
October 17th, 6:45-8:15 p.m., GM-GWIS panel at FCPS WISE meeting. More info on registration or volunteer, contact chapter.

Research Triangle, NC
October 13th, 8:30-4:00 p.m., Women's Undergraduate Research Conference with workshops on personal development, LinkedIn, and networking events. Meredith College. More info
West Central

Eastern South Dakota
October 4th, 5:00 p.m.. GWIS Social. EROS. 

Los Angeles, CA
October 2nd, 6:00-8:00 p.m., Career Round Table Discussion. Hosted by Association for Women in Science. California Nanosystems Institute, UCLA. RSVP here

October 2nd, 1:00 p.m. GWIS biweekly meeting. NTT 4444. Contact chapter or visit website for further information. 

November 17th. Volunteer for Girls on the run with GWIS. Kapiolani Park. Contact chapter for more info. 
International Chapter
Whatsapp Group
. The WhatsApp app, available for computers and smart phones, will allow International chapter to connect with other members in real time to ask questions of officers, find out about funding opportunities, ask for guidance with applications, find fellow members in the same scientific field and/or region of the world. If interested in participating in this group, please contact International Chapter with the subject “Whatsapp for International”. 

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