Aug
8
5:30 pm17:30

Group Meeting: SEA 500 Women Scientists

Members of SEA 500 Women Scientists and other self-identifying women scientists interested in the group are welcome to come and join us. We will discuss the latest updates on our activities, team efforts, and other news.

Location: University of Washington campus, Building and Room TBD.

Sep
7
6:00 pm18:00

Dealing With Controversy: An Evening with Joy DeLyria

  • Ada's Technical Books and Cafe

Seattle pod's Science Literacy team is proud to host our next summer series event, Dealing with Controversy. Joy DeLyria, the Interpretative Programs Supervisor at the Pacific Science Center, will present on how to have constructive conversations about controversial science topics.

Come hear Joy DeLyria and meet members of 500 Women Scientists on Thursday September 7th at Ada's Technical Books and Cafe from 6-9pm. 

Check back soon for more details on her talk and sign-up information.

Sep
12
5:30 pm17:30

Group Meeting: SEA 500 Women Scientists

Members of SEA 500 Women Scientists and other self-identifying women scientists interested in the group are welcome to come and join us. We will discuss the latest updates on our activities, team efforts, and other news.

Location: University of Washington campus, Building and Room TBD.

Group Meeting: SEA 500 Women Scientists
Oct
10
5:30 pm17:30

Group Meeting: SEA 500 Women Scientists

Members of SEA 500 Women Scientists and other self-identifying women scientists interested in the group are welcome to come and join us. We will discuss the latest updates on our activities, team efforts, and other news.

Location: University of Washington campus, Building and Room TBD.


Jul
13
5:30 pm17:30

Civics for Scientists

 

Please save the date for the second event in our Summer Science Series: our inaugural Civics for Scientists session on July 13, 5:30 - 7:00 PM.

This session, led by Prof. Heather Hill, will provide a refresher on the mechanics of policy making at the state and national levels and will discuss a variety of strategies for scientists to get involved. 

More information (including R.S.V.P., this event will be limited to 15 attendees) coming soon!

Jul
11
5:30 pm17:30

Group Meeting: SEA 500 Women Scientists

  • Loew Hall (LOW) 115

Members of SEA 500 Women Scientists and other self-identifying women scientists interested in the group are welcome to come and join us. We will discuss the latest updates on our activities, team efforts, and other news.

Location: University of Washington campus, Loew  Hall (LOW) 115

Jul
6
12:00 pm12:00

Making Science Work for All: Organized labor and removing barriers to diversity

  • Loew Hall Rm 115

 

Please join Seattle 500 Women Scientists and UW Postdocs United  on July 6! 

Making Science Work for All

Organized labor and removing barriers to diversity

Organized labor has proven to be a powerful tool for improving accessibility and inclusivity in science. Over the last few decades, graduate students at several dozen universities (including the UW) have unionized, and four institutions now have formal postdoc unions. These unions successfully fight for better employment conditions – including fair wages, parental leave, and protection against discrimination and harassment – that will make science a viable career path for all.

Join us on July 6th, 12-1 pm, Room 115 Loew Hall, University of Washington to hear from union leaders how their unions work to increase diversity in science:

  • Anke Schennink is the President of the University of California Union of Postdocs (UAW 5810), which recently negotiated four weeks of paid parental leave

  • Theresa Aliwarga is on the Executive Board of the Union of Academic Employees at the UW (UAW 4121), where she fights for protection of international students

  • Louisa Edgerly is an organizer with SEIU Local 925. She first got involved in the labor movement as an adjunct faculty member at Seattle University, and is a former member of UAW 4121 when she was a grad student at the University of Washington

In addition, postdocs from UW Postdocs United will share experiences from their ongoing union-drive. We invite you to bring your questions and thoughts for a lively discussion on labor and inclusivity!

If you plan to come, please fill out this tentative R.S.V.P. form.  R.S.V.P. not required to attend.

Questions? Contact Hannah Gelman (hannah.gelman [at] gmail dot com) or Michelle Tigchelaar (tigchelaar.m [at] gmail dot com)

**Please share with your networks! All are welcome.**

Jun
27
6:00 pm18:00

Who Belongs? Cultural Stereotypes Influence Gender Disparities in Science and Technology

  • Ada's Technical Books and Cafe

Join us and Dr. Sapna Cheryan at our first summer salon event at Ada's Technical Books and Cafe in Capitol Hill. 

The event is $5 or Free for 500 Women Scientists members with a Discount Code. to purchase tickets, please visit Ada's event page.

Description: Despite having made significant inroads into a variety of traditionally male-dominated fields, women continue to be underrepresented in fields including computer science. Many theories have been put forth to explain this phenomenon, ranging from innate female inferiority in quantitative skills to an unwillingness by women to put in late hours. Dr. Cheryan’s research shifts the explanation for this under representation away from women’s deficiencies and instead examines whether it is the image of computer science, fueled by inaccurate stereotypes, that interferes with women’s ability to see themselves in these fields. Dr. Cheryan’s research demonstrates that current perceptions of computer scientists deter women, but not men, from the field. However, when the field’s prominent stereotypes are altered using environments and role models, women express more interest in computer science. Broadening the image of who does computer science may be fundamentally important to reducing gender disparities in the field.

Dr. Sapna Cheryan is an associate professor of psychology at the University of Washington. She earned a BA in psychology and American Studies at Northwestern and a PhD in psychology from Stanford University. Her research interests include identity, stereotypes, and prejudice, and she has published numerous articles on these topics in journals such as Psychological ScienceJournal of Personality & Social Psychology, and Psychological Bulletin. Her work has been cited widely in the media, including in the New York TimesNPR, and the Wall Street Journal. In 2012–13, she was a visiting scholar at the Russell Sage Foundation in New York City. She has just returned from a fellowship with the Center for Advanced Study in Behavioral Studies at Stanford University.

Jun
13
5:30 pm17:30

Group Meeting: SEA 500 Women Scientists

  • Loew Hall (LOW) 115

Members of SEA 500 Women Scientists and other self-identifying women scientists interested in the group are welcome to come and join us. We will discuss the latest updates on our activities, team efforts, and other news.

Location: University of Washington campus, Loew  Hall (LOW) 115

Jun
11
11:00 am11:00

Seattle Pride March

  • Cal Anderson Park

This Sunday is the Seattle Pride March (note that this is not the Pride Parade).  This event is a march in solidarity with the Equality March for Unity & Pride happening in DC.  Facebook page here:

https://www.facebook.com/events/599893380200666/

The event starts with a rally at Cal Anderson at 11am, followed by a march starting at noon. If you are interested in joining members of Seattle pod, email jeanna[dot]weena[at] gmail[dot]com. 

Jun
3
1:00 pm13:00

500 Women Scientists Launch Party

  • Meridian Park

We are having a potluck picnic to celebrate the official launch of 500 Women Scientists. Bring some food, drink, and prepare a tweet that tells us one (surprising) fact about your research. BYOB. Bring your family, friends, dogs, etc!

May
9
5:30 pm17:30

Group Meeting: SEA 500 Women Scientists

  • Loew Hall 115

Members of SEA 500 Women Scientists and other self-identifying women scientists interested in the group are welcome to come and join us. We will discuss the latest updates on our activities, team efforts, and other news.

This will be a regular monthly meeting on the second Tuesday of every month.

Location: University of Washington campus, Loew  Hall (LOW) 115

May
1
11:00 am11:00

May 1st Day of Resistance: UAW Contingent

May Day is here! This is the annual May Day march for immigrant rights hosted by El Comité and the May 1st Action Coalition in Seattle.

If you would like to join the march, but want to go with a group, UAW 4121 welcomes SEA 500 Women Scientist members to join them at Red Square at 11AM to head to Judkins Park together. You can find our more about their meet-up time and place on their Facebook event page.

You can also read and sign UAW's call for University of Washington to endorse May 1st actions. This petition asks President Cauce to fight against:

  • The Trump Executive Orders banning travel by international students and scholars from Muslim-majority countries 
  • Threats to end or limit the OPT and other programs and visas (such H1B) for guest workers
  • Overt and covert racial and gendered violence, and all other manifestations of systemic oppression that target and threaten many marginalized communities, including immigrants, people of color, LGBTQ people, Jews, Muslims, and anyone else susceptible to discriminatory policies
  • Cuts to funding of science, arts, humanities (NIH, DOE, EPA, NOAA, NSF, NEA, NEH)
  • Denial of climate change and defunding of climate agencies
  • Threats to health coverage for all
  • Threats to reproductive justice, including breastfeeding, access to prenatal care, the ability to make choices about one’s reproductive health, etc.
Apr
30
3:00 pm15:00

Sunday Drinks Social

  • The Duchess

Come and meet your local SEA 500 Women Scientists at the Duchess Tavern. Anyone is welcome to join! A chance to meet members and talk about our ideas and hopes for the future.

Apr
22
10:00 am10:00

500 Women Scientists March for Science Contingent

Come and join your local 500 Women Scientists pod at the March for Science, starting at Cal Anderson Park in Capitol Hill.  

Find us at the intersection of 11th & Howell (along the east edge of the park) from 9:45am – 10:15am.  After that, we will move into the park together to position ourselves closer to the speaker stand.

Apr
15
10:00 am10:00

Tax Day and Black Lives Matter Rallies

There are two events that we will participate in, feel free to join us for either one or both.

  The first is the Tax March from 10am – 1pmhttps://www.taxmarchseattle.org/  We will meet up on 4th Ave between Madison/Marion (in front of the library) between 10:00-10:15am, then walk over to the Federal Building at 2nd/Marion together.

The second event is Black Lives Matter from 2pm – 6pmhttps://www.facebook.com/events/1821071081482170/  We will meet up on 2nd Ave between Union/University (park behind Benaroya) between 2:00-2:15pm, then walk over to Westlake park together.  If you have one, please wear a black knit hat in solidarity.

For both events, wear your labcoat if you have one, or any other sign of our organization so we can be identified as a group.

Apr
14
6:00 pm18:00

Sign Making Party for March for Science

We will meet from 6-8pm to make signs for the March For Science.  We will also be making flower crowns and other items for the march.  Some food and drinks provided, but feel free to bring something to share! Please email sea500womensci@gmail.com for location details.