IWS 2012 Forum




CUNY Graduate Center, Proshansky Auditorium, 9:00am - 6:00PM

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IWS 2012 Program

9:00 am: Welcome and Introductions

Gillian Small, Vice Chancellor for Research, The City University of New York

9:30 am: Keynote speaker

Jill Tarter, Director of the Center for SETI Research and Bernard Oliver Chair for SETI at the SETI Institute

Dr. Tarter will speak for about 20 minutes then she will be interviewed by Claudia Dreifus, New York Times science reporter and co-author with Andrew Hacker of Higher Education.

10:45 am: Break

11:00 am: Science in Academe

Panel of women scientists from the City University of New York, from various disciplines, and at different stages in their careers


Beth Schachter, Science Communications Consultant


Kelle Cruz, Assistant Professor of Astronomy, Hunter College

Heng Ji, Assistant Professor of Computer Science, Queens College

Jayne Raper, Professor of Biological Sciences, Hunter College

Diana Reiss, Professor of Biopsychology, Hunter College

12:30 pm: Lunch and poster session

2:00 pm: Guest Speaker

Mary E. Kicza, Assistant Administrator for Satellite and Information Sciences, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

3:00 pm: Break

3:15 pm: Career Options in Science


Carol Hymowitz, Editor at Large at Bloomberg News


Doris Cully, Director, Cardiovascular Diseases Merck Research Laboratories

Meghan Groome, Director, K12 Education and Science and the City The New York Academy of Sciences

Shirley Malcom, Head, Directorate for Education and Human Resources Programs, American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)

Judith Spitz, Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer Verizon Telecom and Business

4:30 PM: Poster Session and Networking Reception

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