Welcome to MASS AWIS!
MASS AWIS is the Massachusetts Chapter of the National Association for Women in Science (AWIS), a non-profit organization. Our mission, like the National AWIS, is to support women in all scientific fields and to achieve equity and full participation for women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). By breaking down barriers and creating opportunities, AWIS strives to ensure that women in these fields can achieve their full potential.
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Please join MASS AWIS for a highly engaging talk about leadership in science by popular speaker, workshop presenter and facilitator, Dr. Gwen Acton.
The transition from technical expert to leadership position can be challenging for scientists because of the significantly different responsibilities for each role. While the success of individual contributors depends primarily on technical skills and task completion, leader/managers – by definition – are responsible for achieving results through others and are evaluated on the success of their teams. To facilitate the transition to leadership, this seminar will provide an overview of the expectations and responsibilities of leader/managers, the skills required to be successful in those roles, and the basic misconceptions about what it means to be a boss.
Participants will leave the seminar with:
Deeper understanding of the fundamental differences between individual contributors and leader/managers
Ability to identify effective vs. ineffective leadership attributes
Techniques to acquire skills for managing others
Strategies to recognize and build leadership skills
Don’t miss this exciting event! Everyone welcome!
This event is for women and men within the scientific community (from undergrads to early career levels) who are interested in exploring diverse career options in science. Participants will have the opportunity to interact with 10-15 experienced individuals who will give insight into their chosen professions. The event will be held in a speed-networking fashion with participants switching tables every 15 minutes for a total of 5 sessions. Please note this is not a career fair.
Career areas: Consulting, Patent Law, Research & Development, Technology Transfer, Publishing/Medical Writing, Academia, Business Development, Competitive Intelligence, Teaching, Medical Science Liaison, Sales and Human Resources. **Bios of professionals will be available at a later date**
In support of our mission, MASS AWIS strives to provide their members the opportunity to receive and explore valuable resources beneficial to their scientific career. After a very successful collaboration with Propel Careers last year, MASS AWIS is excited to continue the Career Exploration Scholarship program for the second year.
Five MASS AWIS members will be awarded an admission to one Propel Careers' 2014 Future in Life Sciences Series event through this Career Exploration Scholarship.
Looking to get back into the workforce after a career break? Hoping to update your skills and let your talent shine again? Wondering what that next career might really look like? Want to do it as part of a team?
reacHIRE has developed a new path for exceptional women to get back into the workforce.
Come join us for a free information session to learn more:
Tuesday, March 4th from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon Gennari Aronson, LLP, 300 First Avenue, Suite 102, Needham MA 02494
Thursday, March 6th from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon Westford Regency Inn & Conference Center, 219 Littleton Road, Westford, MA 01886
You'll learn about reacHIRE's innovative 3-pronged, approach: a fun, technical skills "refresh," paired with career coaching and 4-6 month part-time paid project assignments in forward-thinking Boston area companies.
The sessions are free but space is limited, so please register at: http://gettingwomenbacktowork.eventbrite.com/
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The PIUG Patent Information Fundamentals course will be held in Cambridge MA, February 27-28, 2014, immediately after the PIUG Biotechnology Conference. The course is NOT a part of the Biotechnology Conference – it is not necessary to register for the conference, and the course will relate to all technologies, not merely biotechnology.
This course provides an overview of the patenting process, sources of patent information and the various means of answering patent information requests pertaining to chemical, electrical and mechanical technologies. The basics of U.S. and foreign patent laws, patent search techniques and resources, and the importance of exclusivity and patent term extension will be discussed. It is an expanded version of the well known PERI Patent Information Course, formerly offered by which was offered by PERI, the Pharmaceutical Education and Research Institute. from 1989 to 2008.
When: Thursday, February 27 – Friday, February 28, 2014
Location: Genzyme Center, 675 W. Kendall Street, Washington Rm., Cambridge, MA
For more information, please refer to the Biotechnology Conference Workshop page at http://www.piug.org/biotech14workshops. Cost information is located on the Course Registration page. Use Online registration to use your credit card. To pay by check via postal mail, use the hardcopy registration form.
The conference features 4 speakers from our AWIS Massachusetts Chapter (MASS AWIS): Dr. Holly Soutter, National AWIS "Chapters Committee" Past Co-Chair and Current MASS AWIS Worcester Events Co-Chair; Dr. Karen Page, MASS AWIS Past President (2012-2013), Dr. Masha Fridkis-Hareli, MASS AWIS Past President (2011), and Dr. Joanne Kamens, Founding President of MASS AWIS. Schedule
NSAWS is a FREE national conference for women in STEM
Saturday, February 22, 2014
10:45 – 11:30 am AWIS Workshop: Masha Hareli, Holly Soutter & Karen Page
"Coming to Study in the US: Coping, Adapting and Achieving Success" by Masha Hareli
"Careers in Industry: How to Make the Transition and What to Expect" by Holly Soutter
"Mentoring: Building the Relationships that Impact Your Career" by Karen Page
1:15 – 2:00 pm Dr. Joanne Kamens: "Transition Points" — a talk about Addgene (her current company) and her journey to being the Executive Director