Round Table Discussion: Women in Academia – the Good, the Bad, the Reality

BUWIC invites women professionals to a round table lunch discussion. The conversation will focus on a few key points, based on past and current mainstream opinions and facts of women in science and academia.

When: Friday, June 3rd, 12 – 1:30 pm
Where: LSEB 103

BUWIC encourages guests to speak freely and intelligently about concerns, appreciations and ideas pertaining to women advancing their careers, fulfilling family goals, and defining their professional and personal success.

Some articles we found informative and thought-provoking:


Science Magazine

Working Mothers

High School Chemistry Day, 3rd Annual

BUWIC is excited to announce the 3rd Annual Chemistry Day at Boston University on Friday, May 6th, 2011. Students from local Boston high schools will visit BU’s campus to learn about chemistry and try their hands at experiments in BU’s very own undergraduate laboratories. Chemistry Day will feature:

  • Short chemistry “demos” by graduate students in their real-life lab settings
  • Student participation in laboratory exercises with grad. student supervision
  • Tours of the campus and the chemistry department’s facilities
  • Discussion with undergraduate and graduate students about academic and professional pursuits in the sciences
  • Outdoor BBQ in front of Metcalf Center for Science and Engineering

BUWIC and Chemia have been involved in outreach development with Boston Community Leadership Academy (BCLA) and Brighton High School for the entire spring semester. Under the direction of post-doctoral fellows, Seann Mulcahy and Katie Frato, the outreach program sends BU chemistry undergraduates to BCLA and Brighton HS to tutor, teach and lead labs in the classroom. BUWIC and Chemia have also extended their “outreach arms” to The English High School (Jamaica Plains) and Fenway High School (Boston) in previous semesters. Both organizations will continue to volunteer at these schools during the 2011-2012 academic year.

Photos from Chemistry Days Past…


If your lab is interested in performing a volunteer demo OR if a graduate student is interested in guiding small groups around the campus, please contact BUWIC’s President, Sarah Soltau:

Brigham and Women’s Hospital Department of Medicine & Harvard University Center for AIDS Research Presents

Advancing Women’s Careers in Science
Dr. Mary Klotman, Chair of Medicine, Duke University Medical Center

When: Friday, April 15, 10:30 – 11:30 am
Where: Brigham and Women’s Hospital, 75 Francis Street, Eppinger Conference Room, 1st floor, Room 210

Refreshments will be provided

RSVP to Susie Winfield at:

This seminar was made possible with help from the Harvard University Center for AIDS Research (CFAR), an NIH funded program (P30 AI060354), which is supported by the following NIH Institutes and Centers (NIAID, NCI, NIMH, NIDA, NICHD, NHLBI, NCCAM, FIC, NIA, and OAR).