A MMWSS Thank You!

Thank you to everyone who joined us for our “mini” online version of the Maria Mitchell Women of Science Symposium.  It was sad to not be in-person for a two-day event but I believe – and people have said – that it was a wonderful experience.

A special thanks to our keynote Catalina Martinez and to our panelists: Dorene Price, Amy Bower, Serra Hoagland, and Sabine von Sengbusch.  And thank you to our MMWSS co-chairs Gwyneth Packard and Joe Santucci as well as out presenters Celia Mulcahey and Jocelyn Navarro.  And another thank you to Gwyneth Packard who also acted as our moderator.

We must not forget our sponsors who support this online effort: The American Astronomical Society, Novartis, and the Tupancy-Harris Foundation of 1986.

It was an inspiring, emotional and educational three hours and though we were spread across the country and the world (yes, the world), we were able to overcome ZOOM issues that come about with such a gathering and come together.

We hope you can join us in 2021 when we hope to meet in person September 23-25, 2021.  And shortly, we will have the recorded meeting available for everyone.

Keep your eyes on the MMWSS website at www.mmwiss.org for the recording and for more information about 2021.  Be well!


Maria Mitchell Women of Science

Save the date! 

We are hard at work on the 2020 Maria Mitchell Women of Science Symposium (MMWSS).  Our 2018 MMWSS was a resounding success with a sold out crowd – and a wait list!  For 2020, we aim to expand with room for at least 180 participants.

We have a wonderful group of women in STEM who will be us.  They include: Chiara Mingarelli of the Flatiron Institute, Tara Spann of Eversource, Jen Heemstra of Emory University, Catalina Martinez of NOAA, Simil L. Raghavan of EngineerGirl and the National Academy of Engineering, Dionne Hoskins Brown of NOAA, Serra Hoagland of the US Forestry Service, Nicole Cabrera Salazar of Movement Consulting and many more!

Topics to be included are: the state of women in STEM, inclusion, diversity, intersectionality, mentoring, and retaining and supporting women in STEM.

We will have speakers, panel discussions, and our salon-style gatherings that proved to be a fantastic and constructive vehicle for creating real-world solutions for women and girls in STEM.

Please plan to join us.  Keep your eyes on the website at www.mmwiss.org with further updates and tickets.