Distinguished Women in Science

A woman's likelihood of success in a scientific career has been shown to increase dramatically with the number of successful female scientists to which she is exposed to during her academic career. For this reason, the quarterly student-hosted "Distinguished Women in Science" seminar series was founded to provide graduate students and postdoctoral scholars with an opportunity to interact with prominent female role models in the science community. Please see Past Honorees for a full list of past DWIS speakers. To connect with the DWIS Organizing Committee, please email chemistry-dwis [at] stanford.edu.  

Upcoming Events

May
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Date
Monday, May 1, 2023, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Location:
Location TBA
Host: Casey Decosto

Past Events

Date
Monday, February 28, 2022, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Location:
Sapp Center Auditorium
Distinguished Women In Science: Professor Wenjun Zhang, UC Berkeley (Host: Yanni Kipouros) **This seminar is available for in-person attendance.** "Natural product
Date
Monday, November 22, 2021, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Location:
Sapp Center Auditorium
Distinguished Women In Science: Professor Rachel Austin, Barnard College (Host: Shoshana Williams) **This seminar is available for in-person attendance.** "Exploring the
Date
Monday, May 24, 2021, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Location:
Zoom
 Distinguished Women in Science: Professor Cigall Kadoch, Harvard University (Host: Sabrina Werby) About the Talk "Structure and Function of Mammalian SWI/SNF Chromatin Remodelin
Date
Monday, May 3, 2021, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Location:
Zoom
Distinguished Women In Science: Professor Jenny Yang, UC Irvine (Host: Keith Armstrong) About the Seminar "Electrifying the Secondary Coordination Sphere: Proximal Cations and Th
Date
Monday, May 20, 2019, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Location:
Sapp Center Auditorium
Distinguished Women in Science: Professor Eranthie Weerapana, Boston College (Host: Bette Webster) About the Seminar "Chemical-proteomic strategies to investigate cystein
Date
Monday, April 22, 2019, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Location:
Sapp Center Auditorium
Distinguished Women in Science: Professor Jillian Dempsey, UNC Chapel Hill (Host: Elizabeth McLoughlin) About the Seminar "Elucidating Proton-Coupled Electron Transfer Mechanisms
Date
Monday, May 21, 2018, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Location:
Sapp Center Lecture Hall
Distinguished Women in Science: Professor Anne McNeil, University of Michigan (Host: Naomi Clayman) “Matchmaking" Catalysts with Monomers to Access High-Performance Conjugate
Date
Monday, May 16, 2016, 4:30pm
Location:
Braun Lecture Hall
S.G. Mudd Building
Stanford University
“Photocatalysis of a Proton-coupled, Multi-electron Reaction by a Dispersion of Colloidal Quantum Dots” About the Seminar: This talk will describe the use of ca
Date
Monday, October 26, 2015, 4:30pm
Location:
Braun Lecture Hall
S.G. Mudd Building
Stanford University
“Materials, Management and Mentoring” About the Seminar: From my dissertation studies of pitting corrosion in stainless steels to my leadership of the Materials
Date
Thursday, April 30, 2015, 4:15pm
Location:
Braun Lecture Hall
S.G. Mudd Building
Stanford University
“Structure and Dynamics of Microtubule-Associated and HIV-1 Protein Assemblies by Magic Angle Spinning NMR Spectroscopy” About the Seminar Microtubules (MTs) an