WiSTEMM Events

Summer 2020

August 23: Virtual Happy Hour with 500 Women Scientists Orono, 6:00 – 7:00 pm, via Google Meet. Meet up virtually with our beverage of choice! We can connect, talk about current events, and talk about where we’d like to focus our efforts over the next year.

Spring 2020

April (ongoing): WiSTEMM Parent Support Network, via Zoom. WiSTEMM is hosting regular Zoom meetings for parents, soon-to-be parents, and non-parents. Email wistemm@gmail.com for more information or a Zoom link for the next meeting.

Read The Pandemic and the Female Academic in Nature for some perspective on the impact of this global situation on women faculty.

March 9: Faculty Tea Time with President Ferrini-Mundy and VRP Varahramyan, 2:00 – -3:00 pm, Memorial Union Bangor Room
Join your colleagues for an open discussion of research at UMaine. Light refreshments will be provided.
This event is free but registration is required; email wistemm@gmail.com for more information or to register.

February 24: STEMMinists of Maine; 3:30 – 4:30 pm, Stodder Hall Room 57
Attend the first meeting of STEMMinists of Maine to develop an inclusive STEMM enviroment.
Presented in partnership with 500 Women Scientists Orono. 

All are welcome. RSVP or get more information by emailing wistemm@gmail.com.

February 14: Imposter Syndrome; 4:00 – 6:00 pm, Barrows Hall Arthur St. John Hill Auditorium
Do you dismiss your accomplishments as a fluke? Feel like your fooling everyone? Join us to learn why capable people suffer from Imposter Syndrome, and how to deal with your fears. Presented by Dr. Jordan LaBouff and Dr. Shannon McCoy.
Presented in partnership with 500 Women Scientists Orono. 

All members of the UMaine community are welcome. Registration is required; email wistemm@gmail.com to RSVP

February 12: Faculty Lunch – Honoring the 2019 Presidential Award Winners; 1:00 – 3:00 pm, Memorial Union Bangor Room.
Join WiSTEMM in honoring Distinguished Maine Professor, Sandra Caron; Susan McKay, recipient of the Presidential Public Service Achievement Award; Jasmine Saros, winner of the Presidential Research & Creative Achievement Award; and Jennifer Tyne, recipient of the Presidential Outstanding Teaching Award.

Registration is required; email wistemm@gmail.com to RSVP for this special event.

January 23: Maine Science Festival Pop-up Event –The Science of Cider with Orchard Girls Cidery and Dr. Jen Perry in Kingfield. Presented in partnership with WiSTEMM. Email wistemm@gmail.com for more information.

Fall 2019

December 4: Tea Time with President Ferrini-Mundy – Join the President and WiSTEMM members to discuss family and work-related issues that impact faculty at UMaine. 9 – 10 am, Memorial Union Bangor Room. Email wistemm@gmail.com with questions, or to request Zoom access.

All are welcome but registration is required. Register online before NOV 25th to reserve your seat.  

November 21: Maine Bioscience Day – Seeking volunteer speakers! Click the link to learn more or to volunteer.

November 8: Tea Time with Dr. Mark Lee – Join us for a discussion of inclusive pedagogy and student success. 1:30 pm, Memorial Union