Lunch with Dr. Melody Brown Burkins (GR ’98)

Join Dr. Melody Brown Burkins (GR ’98) for lunch. She  will share stories of fascinating women who have positioned themselves at the intersection of these important issues. Melody is currently researching/developing a book about their career paths & visions for the future, including what they are doing to “pay it forward” and invest in emerging women leaders. She would like to present the early stages of her work to GWISE and hear feedback.

Seats are limited! Please register here.

Halloween Dance

Come celebrate Halloween with a dance sponsored by the GSC and Geisel. Costumes are highly encouraged. Please bring can goods or a monetary donation to have your name entered into the raffle!

Wine and Cheese Discussion Hosted by GWISE

We Have the Power: a Discussion of Personal Experiences, Goals, and Resources for STEM Women at Dartmouth, led by Engineering Professor Mary Albert

Join us for an informal talk with our faculty adviser, and free wine and cheese! Mary Albert will speak to her experiences as a STEM woman throughout her career, leading up to her professorship at Dartmouth’s Thayer School of Engineering. We will discuss the challenges women should anticipate when they enter the tech workforce or academia, and the resources available to them along the way. We will also talk about what we can do at Dartmouth to nurture professional development.

Cork and Canvas at Tip Top Pottery (Northern Lights Painting)

Love to paint? Then come join your graduate student friends on October 22nd from 6:30 – 9:30 pm at Tip Top Pottery Studio in White River Junction! This Cork and Canvas event normally costs $40 per person, but with our discounted rate, you can paint a lovely scene for only $20. There are only 20 spots available, so please be sure to sign up soon on the link below! As is Tip Top’s policy, please feel free to bring your own food and drink (alcohol too, and they provide the wine glasses). We hope to see you there!

Diwali – Festival of Lights: Saturday, October 22nd

Dartmouth Hindu Student Organization, invites you to the annual celebration of Diwali on our campus on Saturday, October 22nd. The celebration takes place in four parts. There will be a Lakshmi puja, lighting 5000 lamps on the Green, cultural performances by Dartmouth students and Community members, and an Indian vegetarian dinner.

Diwali, also called the festival of lights, is a Hindu festival that has gained popularity across the globe. According to Hindu legend, Diwali honors the stories of two avatars of the Hindu God Vishnu. It marks the triumph of good over evil (dharma over adharma) and is celebrated by lighting lamps on a New Moon day. Spiritually, the lighting of a lamp reminds us to kindle our own lamp of knowledge to dispel the darkness of ignorance.


2nd Annual Celebration of Biomedical Research at Dartmouth

We are pleased to invite you to the second annual Celebration of Biomedical Research at Dartmouth (CBRaD) poster session on Thursday, October 20th from 5-8 PM at the Life Sciences Center (second floor).

This poster session will highlight research in all the science graduate programs under the School of Graduate and Advanced Studies, and biomedical-related research labs throughout Dartmouth. All are welcome to attend and/or present!

We hope to further engender a sense of community throughout the faculty, postdocs and graduate students who do research here, as well as foster potential collaborations. As many graduate students will be joining us this fall, this is also an opportunity to demonstrate the strength and diversity of biomedical research at Dartmouth, particularly for students seeking rotations and thesis labs. Poster presenters will be given 5 minutes to deliver their poster to judges, and top posters will be awarded either an iPad, $100 gift card to Simon Pearce, and $25 gift card to Starbucks. If poster presenters do not want their poster to be judged, then they will be entered into a raffle where they can win other awesome prizes. Food and beverages (both alcoholic and non-alcoholic) will be provided.

As the date for CBRaD is fast approaching, we would encourage all graduate students, postdocs and faculty interested in presenting their own research or their lab’s research to sign up on the Google spreadsheet linked directly below. We also have a spreadsheet for attendees below that. Please sign up by October 12th as we will need a final headcount for posters, food, and beverages. Poster session sign up here. To RSVP for the event click here:

We hope you all will participate in CBRaD. Please email any questions to, or the PEMM student reps or

Breaking the Mold–Careers in the Social Sector: Registration Now Open!

Break the mold! Learn from accomplished professionals with diverse experiences in the nonprofit sector. From international development and youth services to public interest law and service in the U.S. and abroad, our diverse speakers will share their personal stories and offer insights about how you can create a career for the common good! Attend all the sessions or pick those most aligned with your interests.
A full schedule and registration links available at

Space is limited- register your spot soon! For questions, please contact Tracy Dustin-Eichler.

Poetry Reading: Poe in the Graveyard

Take an hour break and come read the poetry of New England’s own Edgar Allan Poe on Tuesday October 18th at 7pm in the graveyard with the Epicurean Society. You are more than welcome to bring a poem to share (the classics are encouraged) or even your own but there will be a book to read from as well. We’ll meet at 7pm outside the 1953 Commons and head to the cemetery to find a spooky spot. Bring a FLASHLIGHT!
If you have questions please contact

Rain location: Poetry room in Sanborn library

STEPS Lunch with AAAS Fellow and Alumnus: 10/18 at 1 pm!

STEPS Alumnus Dr. Gifford Wong is stopping by campus for a short period of time and offered to meet with us. He will be talking about his time in Congress as an AAAS Fellow working in Sen. Whitehouse’s office (D-OR). Please RSVP to or on the Facebook event so we can order the correct amount of food!