Retreat for Women in Chemistry

2017 Retreat for Women in Chemistry

The UIUC Chemistry Graduate Diversity Office and the UIUC Women Chemists Committee chapter of ACS are excited to sponsor the 11th Annual Retreat for Women in Chemistry. The event is open to all female graduate students and post-docs in the chemistry department.

The main objectives of the retreat include professional and personal networking, advice and information regarding first-year decisions, and information related to career development.

Thanks to the generous support of the UIUC Department of Chemistry and the UIUC Women Chemists Committee, this special event is being offered at no cost to graduate students and post-doctoral women in the Chemistry Department.

Please join us for an exciting and informative event designed for postgraduate women at all stages!


Date, Time and Location:

The retreat will be held Saturday, August 26 at the Illini Union, 314 A&B (8:45 am – 1 pm) and at the 4-H Memorial Camp (2pm – 6pm).

Read 2017 Retreat Brochure for more details. 


Registration:

Sign up online by August 11th at: http://go.illinois.edu/WICRetreat


General Schedule

  1. General Session: Being Empowered and Engaged from Marginalized Spaces
    Facilitator: Dr. Janice Collins, UIUC College of Media and Institute of Communication Research
     
  2. Stage-Specific Focus Groups
    1. Early Career Students: Mastering Time Management and Organization in Graduate School
      Facilitators: Dr. Lily Robertson and Dr. Caitlin Davis, Post-doctoral associates in Chemistry
       
    2. Mid/Late Career Students: Public Speaking
      Facilitator: Dr. Mardia J. Bishop and Beth Popp, UIUC Department of Communication
    3. Area-Specific Focus Groups
      Facilitators: Upper-level Graduate Students
      An activity focused on fun, team-building strategies – and one of the most popular events from previous retreats!
       
    4. Team Challenge Low Ropes Course
      An activity focused on fun, team-building strategies – and one of the most popular events from previous retreats!


    The 2017 Retreat Committee

    Ellen Wang Althaus
    Manali Ghosh
    Kimberly Lundberg
    Safiyah Muhammad
    Elizabeth Neumann
    Lily Robertson
    Aastha Sharma
    Kori Sye