Special Events

Climate Change: What Conditions Help Women Thrive in STEM Areas?

Monday, June 30, 13:30 - 14:30
Room: 327

Women make less than a quarter of the STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) workforce in the United States. The same trend is true if not worse for other countries in the world. Women are more likely to drop out of college in STEM areas or leave the workforce than their male counterparts.

In an interactive setting, we will present some statistics pertaining to recruitment and retention of women in STEM areas and discuss the role of climate change as a possible strategy to improve the status quo.

Panel Discussion: How to Survive Tenure-Track?

Tuesday, July 1, 18:15 - 19:00
Room: 327

The panel is organized by the IEEE Information Theory Society outreach subcommittee and will discuss various aspects related to successfully mastering the challenges during tenure-track. Confirmed panelists are Salman Avestimehr, Robert Calderbank, Natasha Devroye, and Pulkit Grover.

IT Society Mentoring Reception

Tuesday, July 1, 19:00
Room: 327

The reception directly follows the panel discussion and will foster ties between mentors and mentees. Everyone (e.g., students, postdocs, faculty, industry members) who is either an existing mentor and/or mentee in the program or interested in becoming one is cordially invited to attend.

Meet the Shannon Awardee

Wednesday, July 2, 12:50 - 13:50
Room: 313

In this lunch hour event, we will have this year's Shannon Award winner Dr. János Körner as our guest for a nontechnical conversation. The event is open to all, and free lunch will be provided to students.