Event Details
Event Title Women in Science Symposium
Location Kirkland Auditorium, Koury Oral Health Sciences Building
Sponsor Training Initiative for Biological and Biomedical Sciences (TIBBS) - Women in Science (WinS)
Date/Time 04/06/2016 8:00 AM - 12:30 PM
For more information, contact the event administrator: Jessica Harrell jessica_harrell@med.unc.edu
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The Shattered Glass Ceiling: Recognizing Women in Science

The Women in Science group (WinS) will be hosting a symposium to recognize the work and contributions of women to the advancement of science. The symposium will open with remarks from UNC-CH Chancellor Carol Folt, followed by a keynote address from Dr. Barbara Hamkalo from University of California, Irvine.  She will speak about her pioneering work and journey as a female scientist and her current outreach today to continue cultivating the love for science in young women. A reception and poster session will follow the talks, showcasing the work of graduate students and postdocs on campus. The session will end with a student-led presentation on the history of women in science and poster awards - the top postdoc and graduate student will each win an iPad Mini, generously donated by Dr. Hamkalo.

Symposium Agenda

Time: Wednesday, April 6th, 2016. 8:00am-12:30pm

8:00am - 8:30am       Breakfast and Poster Set UpKoury Oral Health Science Bldg

8:30am - 9:00am       Welcome and Opening Remarks from Chancellor Folt, Kirkland Auditorium, Koury Oral Health Science Bldg

9:00am - 10:00am     Keynote Address from Dr. Barbara Hamkalo,  Kirkland Auditorium, Koury Oral Health Science Bldg

10:05am - 11:35am   Reception and Poster Session,  Koury Oral Health Science Bldg

                                      Poster Session 1 - 10:05 - 10:50am  Koury Atrium

                                      Poster Session 2 - 10:50 - 11:35am  Koury Atrium

11:40am -12:00pm    History of Women in Science Presentation from Students, Kirkland Auditorium, Koury Oral Health Science Bldg

12:00pm - 12:30pm   Closing Remarks and Poster Awards, Kirkland Auditorium, Koury Oral Health Science Bldg

The symposium is co-sponsored by WinS, GPSF, TIBBS, UNC Women in Science and Engineering (WISE), UNC Science Policy and Advocacy Group (SPAG), and Dr. Barbara Hamkalo.



Please submit abstracts for the poster session by downloading the abstract template (http://tinyurl.com/hshlfjw) , revising with your specific abstract, and emailing completed abstracts to wins@unc.edu.  Please name your file using this method:  LASTNAME_FIRSTNAME_WinsAbstract.docx

Abstracts must be submitted no later than March 16th.

** We welcome participation from all genders!

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