USC Women in Science and Engineering: September Newsletter!

USC Women in Science and Engineering
September 2018

Upcoming Events

WiSE STEM Bytes Seminar
September 20
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
DRB 232WiSE Burg Fellows Meeting – Coach Workshop: Communicating Science
September 28
10:00 am – 3:00 pm
RTH 526
Also open to additional PhD students in the departments of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering and Materials Science. For more details, email

Upcoming Deadlines

WiSE Child Care Award (Fall Semester)
Applications due Monday, September 17WiSE Child Care Grants provide doctoral students and postdoctoral fellows in WiSE-eligible departments with grants to subsidize tuition for children enrolled at state-certified daycare programs of their choice. 
For more information, click
here.Stanford Precourt Institute for Energy: Presenting Research at the Women in Clean Energy Symposium 
Applications due Monday, September 17The Stanford Precourt Institute for Energy would like to extend an opportunity for undergraduate, graduate, and postdoctoral scholars engaged in clean energy research to apply to present their work at this year’s Women in Clean Energy Symposium on December 3 and 4, 2018 at Stanford University in Palo Alto, CA. Undergraduate and graduate students, and postdoctoral scholars may apply and finalists will be invited to present in person at the symposium. For more information, click


Yan LiuMichelle Povinelli Suzanne Edmands
Congratulations to Yan Liu (Computer Science) on being selected as a new voice of National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine. Congratulations to Michelle Povinelli (Electrical Engineering) on being appointed as holder of the Gabilan Distinguished Associate Professorship in Science and Engineering. Congratulations to Suzanne Edmands (Biological Sciences) on being appointed as holder of the Gabilan Distinguished Professorship in Science and Engineering.
Megan McCainEllis Meng
Congratulations to Megan McCain (Biomedical Engineering) on being named one of the 2018 Young Innovators of Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering by the Biomedical Engineering Society. Congratulations to Ellis Meng (Biomedical Engineering) on receiving the 2018 EMBS Technical Achievement Award for IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society.

Articles of Interest

Jocelyn Bell Burnell wins big physics prize for 1967 pulsar discovery. Read more from Science News 
Academic writes 270 Wikipedia pages in a year to get female scientists noticed. Read more from The Guardian
A woman’s place is in science: the number of women in science or engineering has increased in recent years, but not nearly enough. Read more from Science News for Students

Published on September 13th, 2018

Last updated on December 6th, 2021