Penn Graduate Women in Science and Engineering (PGWISE)

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Past events:

Migrant Worker Education Program Summer Science Carnival: PGWISE hosted our annual science education carnival for 200 students from pre-school to high school. Students were taken through a series of hands-on demos to illustrate the principles of physics, chemistry, biology, and renewable energy. At the end of the day, all the students got to take home their own slime and coloring books!

Lagers with the Ladies: PGWISE collaborated with the Chemical Heritage Foundation to host a special edition of Science on Tap. Two female scientists from Penn (Julia Kahn and Dr. Montserrat Anguera), as well as a local female brewmaster (Meredith Rebar), presented their work to a public audience at National Mechanics in Old City. Read more here.

Lunch with Astronaut Dr. Kate Rubins: Dr. Kate Rubins attended a lunch for PGWISE members to discuss her experiences training for space travel and life on board the international space station.

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PGWISE is a career development and outreach organization that works to correct the gender disparities in science by increasing the recruitment and retention of women into STEM fields.

Past Events

5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

WHEN: Friday, December 15th, 5-8 PM
WHERE: Home-brewed Events, address coming soon
WHAT: Eat, drink, and be merry for a cause!

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Lattes with the Ladies is a series of coffee chats held by Penn Graduate Women in Science and Engineering where you have a chance to meet female scientists from a variety of careers. Please note, the meetings are capped at eight students to ensure that everyone is able to take part in the conversation.

Lauren is a computational biology postdoctoral fellow in the oncology research group at Janssen Research & Development. Come talk with her about her experience in data science and her new career at Janssen!

5:21 pm - 10:00 pm















Join GAPSA IDEAL Friday, November 10, 2017 for our biannual All Access Party! This Fall, we'll be at the Pyramid Club, atop a 52-story skyscraper in Center City. Join us for cocktails, incredible views of the city, and general celebration of our campus-wide affinity groups!

This event is 21+ only. You must bring a government-issued ID.


5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

As part of the Gradfest festivities, come meet members of GAPSA's IDEAL Council and learn more about our university-wide initiatives.

Food, drinks, and IDEAL swag! Hope to see you there!