The theme for International Women’s Day 2021 is:

Choose to Challenge

#Choosetochallenge #IWD2021

09:30 A.M.   Welcome

09:45 A.M.   Keynote lecture- Assunta Vigliante (CEO Sirius X-ray Solutions GmbH)- From Academia to Industry

10:30 A.M.   Panel discussion

                      Moderator- Aleida Perez (Brookhaven National Laboratory) 

                      Priscilla Antunez (Brookhaven National Laboratory)

                      Kimberly Horvat (Riverhead High School)

                      Nancy Savage (University of New Haven)

                      Giovanna Scapin (NanoImaging Services)

                      Janna Shaftan (Google)

12:00 P.M.   Bring your own lunch (BYOL) 

12:15 P.M.   Keynote lecture- Pamela McCauley (North Carolina State University)- She Wins-We Win: The Organizational, Economic and Societal Benefit of Supporting Women in STEM and Innovation:  A Global Imperative

01:00 P.M.   Closing remarks and post-event networking

02:00 P.M.   Program end

To learn more about our Invited Speakers, please click on the Speakers and Panelists tab.

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Organizing Committee:

  • Kimberly Horvat – Riverhead High School
  • Kristine Horvat – University of New Haven
  • Shruti Sharma – Stony Brook University
  • Vivian Stojanoff – Brookhaven National Laboratory

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