The Women in Science Network is inviting you to hear from leaders in academia, industry, policy, NGOs and more… as they share their path to success and innovation. Each 2-hour event of the series is complimentary and includes networking, appetizers, and creative speakers from local, regional and national platforms.
May 4, 2023 ‘Share Your Force: May the 4th Be With You’
A celebration and conversation that helped commemorate what we learned about ourselves and each other, through accomplishments big and small, that will lead us into the future.
November 10, 2022 ‘Deer 139’ Film Screening and Panel Discussion
Following the film screening, a panel comprised of scientists and conservationists involved in local conservation efforts will discuss their work.
February 8, 2022 ‘Green Labs: Where Research Sustainability Meets Safety’
A panel of CSU employees discuss how the Green Labs and Research Safety Culture programs work collaboratively across the university to enhance CSU’s world-renowned research.
December 7, 2021 ‘The Art and Science of Design’
Three women in design share their insights to merging art and science in the creation of interactive and beautiful spaces with an eye on renewable energy and sustainability.
WiSCI Network and CSU Ventures hosted a pre-watch of the “Picture a Scientist” film, followed by a virtual panel discussion.
September 14, 2021 ‘Bridging Science and Art through Haiku’
Dan Beachy-Quick – Author, Professor
Dr. Dan Beach-Quick, poet, essayist and CSU English professor, will led a workshop discussing the origins and creation of haiku, exploring the connections between science and art. Each participant left the workshop having written a poem or two.
June 8, 2021 ‘CSU Campus Landscapes in Three Acts’
Fred Haberect – University Planner
Dr. Haberecht shared his path over 20 years in CSU’s landscape development; how areas were designed to best suit microclimates across campus, create respites for the mind and eye, and pay tribute to the history of this land grant institution
December 1, 2020 ‘Virtual Library Innovations’ Panel
Leaders and experts in Library and Digital Sciences from the Poudre River Public Library District and CSU Libraries share how libraries have innovated their operations and community services during the pandemic, in addition to the ongoing digital innovations shaping data and research.
September 29, 2020 ‘COVID-19 Impacts: Perspectives from Women in Science’ Panel
CSU scientists with diverse expertise provided their perspectives on a broad array of topics regarding COVID-19. The conversation ranged from thoughts about the origin and transmission of corona viruses, testing strategies, human and community health impacts, and behavior changes noted during the pandemic.
June 25, 2020 ‘Rise Up and Shape the World to Come’
Susan Skog – Author, Speaker
This inspiring call-to-action, held virtually over Zoom with author, give-back leader, and speaker Susan Skog explored how these times invite us to rise up and be the architects of what’s to come. These collective emergencies call us to emerge as the sheroes needed in these times, tapping our own incredible power, voices, gifts, generosity, and shared sisterhood.
February 12, 2020 ‘What the Eyes don’t See’
Mona Hanna Attisha, MD – Author
In partnership with the CSU Libraries and their Author Series, hosted a large crowd for an evening with Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, author of What the Eyes Don’t See, which is her powerful first-hand account of the Flint water crisis as the crusading pediatrician who brought the fight for justice in Flint to the national spotlight.
December 5, 2019 ‘Fermentation Innovation’ Panel
Our panel of local Northern Colorado professionals has a lively discussion together about the science, culture, sustainability, innovative experiments and their personal experiences in the fermentation industry. Following the panel engagingly moderated by Pretty Brainy founder & president Heidi Olinger, the event moved to the Ramskellar where attendees and panelists socialized and networked with one another.
October 3, 2019 ‘Super Powers of an Influential Storyteller’ Workshop
Stephanie Judd – Wolf & Heron
Participants in the workshop explored the science of influence and the art of designing and telling a compelling story. Then, participants used that understanding to plot out and practice crafting and telling a story with one another that would influence their audience and get them a step closer to buy-in, engagement or investment.
September 26, 2019 ‘If I’m not safe, no body is: science, power, and activism in the age of #MeToo’
Sharona Gordon – Founder, Below the Waterline
Using the results of the NASEM report on Sexual Harrassment, Dr. Sharona Gordon discussed the topic of harassment in academia, including experiences she personally had during her career, and how she was inspired to make a difference for the academic community through the efforts of her organization, Below the Waterline, at her university and beyond. She shared recommendations for improving culture, wherever you may be able to, to combat harassment in academia.
With the backdrop of the CSU Powerhouse Energy Campus, Maury Dobbie shared her lessons learned and engaged the audience to share their individual experiences as individuals entering STEM fields. The top three teams from Pretty Brainy’s MISSion Innovation presented their proposed climate actions for the local Fort Collins community, and their progress towards testing & implementing these solutions.
December 6, 2018 ‘Let’s Puzzle, not Poker’
Mitzi Moran – CEO, Sunrise Community Health
Mitzi shared stories about some of the innovative public health collaborations & partnerships she has helped bring to fruition, and provided collaborative ideas for attendees to bring back to their personal and professional lives.
October 11, 2018 ‘How My Story Became Her Story’
Jill Tietjen, P.E. – Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame Inductee & Author
Jill delighted the audience with her personal story as an innovative woman, and how she’s worked to highlight the stories & significant contributions of many women in history as well.
Candace Mathiason, PhD
Co-Lead, Innovating Minds Lecture Series
Julie Moreno, PhD
Assistant Professor, CSU
Co-Lead, Innovating Minds Lecture Series
Sarah K. Hibbs-Shipp, PhD
Supervisory Biologist, USDA – APHIS
Jillian Lang, PhD
Director, Strategic Partnerships, CSU STRATA
Edit Szalai, PhD
Program Manager, CSU
Lauren Weller, MS
Assistant Director of International Agriculture, CSU Systems
Former Board Members:
Mandana Ashouri, former Director, Licensing & Business Development, CSU Ventures
Lindsay Hohn – Founder & CEO, 3 Labs Development, and Co-Director, Women Who Code
Amanda Koch – PhD Candidate, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, CSU
Rod Tompkins, Executive Vice President, Mantel Technologies