Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering Events of Interest

Back to Listing

Retreat for Women in Chemistry

Event Type
Chemistry Graduate Diversity Office and the UIUC Women Chemists Committee
Illini Union Rooms 314 A&B (am). 4-H Memorial Camp in Monticello (pm)
Aug 26, 2017   8:45 am - 6:45 pm  
Thanks to the generous support of the UIUC Department of Chemistry and the Women Chemists Committee, this special event is being offered at no cost to graduate students or post-docs in the Chemistry Department. 
Register by August 11
Originating Calendar
Graduate Diversity

The UIUC Chemistry Graduate Diversity Office and the UIUC Women Chemists Committee chapter of ACS are excited to sponsor the 11th Annual Retreat for Graduate Women in Chemistry.  The event is open to all graduate and post-doctoral women in the chemistry department.

The main objectives of the retreat will include academic and career development and professional networking.

Please join us for an exciting and informative event designed for chemistry women all stages in their graduate or post-doctoral career! 

Date, Time and Location: 

The retreat will be held Saturday, August 26 at the Illini Union, 314 A&B (8:45 am – 1 pm) and at the 4-H Memorial Camp (2pm – 6pm).

Event details: 

I. General Session: " Being Empowered from Marginalized Spaces: Get Engaged!” 

Presenter: Janice Collins, PhD, Department of Journalism, UIUC

II. Stage-Specific Focus Groups

A. Early Career Students: Mastering Time Management and Organization in Graduate School

B. Mid/Late Career Students: Public Speaking

Facilitator: Mardia Bishop and Bethany Popp, Department of Communication, UIUC

III. Area-Specific Focus Groups

Facilitators: Upper-level Graduate Students

IV. Team Challenge Low Ropes Course

An activity focused on fun, team-building strategies – and one of the most popular events from previous retreats!

link for robots only