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MASS AWIS (Boston) Open House 2023

Tuesday, November 14, 2023 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Please join us at our annual Open House, a free event that showcases MASS AWIS Boston chapter and what we’re all about!

The MASS AWIS (Boston) OPEN HOUSE is a fantastic opportunity to connect with our board members and volunteers and learn more about our organization.  Whether you’re a scientist, student, or simply curious, don’t miss out on this chance to be inspired and expand your network.

    • Learn more about the national AWIS mission from Dr. Joanne Kamens. She will discuss her career trajectory and her role as a member of the Board of Directors for AWIS National. Dr. Kamens received her PhD in genetics from Harvard Medical School and has had a varied career with positions in academia, pharma, biotech, and nonprofit organizations. She has been advocating for diversity and inclusion in science for decades, including her role as the founder of the Boston chapter of the Association for Women in Science.
    • Meet our MASS AWIS Board members and volunteers and learn more about our chapter’s events, programs, and volunteer opportunities.
    • Get a FREE professional headshot by Deborah Karson ( Deborah Karson Photography).
    • Enjoy FREE refreshments and participate in networking activities.
    • Discover our Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Impact program for women in STEM led by Dr. Diane Rigos (Executive Director, MIT Tata Center for Technology and Design), Dr. Jocelyn Scheirer (veteran entrepreneur, scientist, and artist who has been working in wearable biometrics and emotion data since the late 1990s, founder of Affectiva) and Dr. Leila Deravi (Associate Professor at Northeastern University and co-Founder of Seaspire Skincare).
    • Discover our sponsors and have a FREE consultation with Scismic. Scismic is a talent matching platform for scientists and biotech firms.
    • Explore our event location, Koch Institute Public Galleries, generously provided by Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research at MIT.

Registration Fee: Free (Registration Required)!


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Deborah Karson Photography

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MASS AWIS (Boston) Open House 2023


Tuesday, November 14, 2023
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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Koch Institute For Integrative Cancer Research at MIT
500 Main St., Building 76
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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MASS AWIS is the Massachusetts Chapter of the National Association for Women in Sciences. Our mission is to support women in all scientific fields and to achieve equity and full participation for women in science, mathematics, engineering, and technology. Our events and membership are open for the public regardless of their gender, professional background, or career level.