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).
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!