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New York Women in STEM Inaugural Event: Networking Reception and Forum

New York Women in STEM Inaugural Event: Networking Reception and Forum

Monday, November 11, 2013

The New York Academy of Sciences

Presented By

Presented by the Science Alliance


Join us for our celebratory launch event to meet fellow women in science from the greater NYC metropolitan area!

At this inaugural event, we will solicit ideas for future New York Women in STEM (NYWiSTEM) and Science Alliance events and programming.  An expert panel of women scientists will also provide insight on opportunities, experiences, and mentors that helped to propel their careers.

Wine and hors d'oeuvres will be served. All women graduate students and postdoctoral fellows are welcome to attend.

NYWiSTEM is a group that advocates for the professional and personal goals of women graduate and postdoctoral fellows in the greater NYC metropolitan region.

By participating in NYWiSTEM , you become a vital part of a network of support and mentorship across institutions, receive access to professional development opportunities, and have a forum for ongoing discussions of concerns specific to the early stages of a women scientist's career.

NYWiSTEM is supported by Science Alliance, a program of The New York Academy of Science, which helps young scientists—in New York City and beyond—attain successful and rewarding careers. More than 2,500 women from greater NYC’s academic institutions are already partners of Science Alliance. You may already be a member! Check here to see if your institution or organization is on the list.

Can't make it? Submit your ideas at our online forum on the NYWiSTEM webpage. | | Twitter @contactNYWIS | LinkedIn | Facebook

*Reception to follow.

Registration Pricing

Student/Postdoc Member$10
Nonmember (Student / Postdoc / Resident / Fellow)$10


* Presentation titles and times are subject to change.

November 11, 2013

6:30 PM

Introduction to NYWiS and Science Alliance

6:45 PM

iClicker Questions (Audience demographics and perception of women in science issues)

6:55 PM

Expert Panel Discussion (The State of Women in STEM in the Greater NYC Area)

7:35 PM

Small Group Discussions

7:55 PM

Presentation of ideas by one member of each small group

8:10 PM

Networking Reception

9:00 PM

Event Conclusion


Julia Hirschberg, PhD

Chair of Computer Science, Columbia University

Julia Hirschberg is Percy K. and Vida L.W. Hudson Professor of Computer Science Professor and Chair of Computer Science at Columbia University. She works in spoken Language Processing. She created the HCI Department at Bell Labs and AT&T Labs. She is past editor of Computational Linguistics and of Speech Communication and past president of the International Speech Communication Association. She serves on the IEEE SLTC, the NAACL board, the CRA Board of Directors and the Executive Committee, the AAAI Council, and the board of CRA-W. She is a fellow of AAAI, ISCA and ACL. She received the 2011 IEEE James L. Flanagan Speech and Audio Processing Award and the 2011 ISCA Medal for Scientific Achievement.

Kelly Hoey

Co-Founder & Managing Director, Women Innovate Mobile

Listed in Forbes as one of five women changing the world of VC/Entrepreneurship and in Fast Company as One of the 25 Smartest Women on Twitter, Kelly Hoey has had her age published in Forbes (she's 48) in an article listing her an "up & comer".

Kelly's career path can only be explained by her network. How else does a University of British Columbia Law School graduate emerge as a corporate attorney in New York then transition into the co-founder of a startup accelerator program?

From being the co-chair of a not-for-profit board to sitting on several tech startup advisory boards to angel investing opportunities to speaking at the FT with Troy Carter (he's Lady Gaga’s manager), opportunities have come to Kelly because of her extraordinary networking and willingness to step over past failures and finally own her accomplishments.

Cecilia Marta, PhD

Assistant Director, Sanofi-Aventis

Dr. Marta currently works in the Translational Medicine team within the Aging Unit at Sanofi where she is dedicated to ensure transition of late research projects into early clinical development, up to phase 2b. Dr Marta obtained her PhD degree in Neuroscience from the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina (2000) working on pro-repair therapies for neurodegenerative disorders. She continued her research in Multiple Sclerosis at the University of Connecticut Health Center (2001-2005), joining later Sanofi (2005) to pursue drug discovery efforts in the same area. Within Sanofi, she joined the Therapeutic Strategic Unit of Aging (2010) in which she has been working on sarcopenia, frailty, cardiovascular and immune abnormalities in the elderly.

Susan Hazels Mitmesser, PhD

Director of Nutrition Research, NBTY

Dr. Susan Hazels Mitmesser completed a PhD in Nutritional Biochemistry from the University of Nebraska and a Master’s degree from the University of Nebraska Medical Center. As the Director of Nutrition Research, Dr. Mitmesser ensures the scientific integrity of each and every NBTY product. She brings numerous years of industry experience and has published in many peer-reviewed journals and is a contributing author for books chapters relating to nutrition in adult and pediatric populations. Dr. Mitmesser serves on the Editorial Board of four peer-reviewed journals: Advance Journal of Food Science and Technology, Journal of Pediatric Intensive Care, World Journal of Clinical Pediatrics, and Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition. Dr. Mitmesser is also an active member of the American Society of Nutrition, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the Council for Responsible Nutrition, and the New York Academy of Sciences.

Jin Montclare, PhD

Associate Professor, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, NYU Poly

Dr. Jin Kim Montclare received her undergraduate BS degree in Chemistry from Fordham University in 1997. She then went to Yale University as a NSF predoctoral fellow and earned her PhD in Bioorganic Chemistry in 2003. After an NIH postdoctoral fellowship at California Institute of Technology in the Division of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, she initiated the Protein Engineering and Molecular Design Laboratory in 2005 and NYU-Poly. Currently, she is an Associate Professor in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering. Her research is in the area of macromolecule synthesis with a particular focus on engineering protein-based materials as well as artificial enzymes with applications in regenerative medicine, nanoelectronics and biocatalysis. She also is the co-founder of InSchool Apps with interests in STEM education from K-12 and beyond.

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