For those of you attending WE13, here is a great opportunity to enjoy a happy hour while networking with members of the UCS (Union for Concerned Scientists) Science Network:
October 25: UCS Happy Hour in Baltimore
We hope you’ll join the Union of Concerned Scientists for a unique evening of food and drink, networking, and conversation in Baltimore. We’re excited to bring together SWE participants with members of the UCS Science Network who are leading the way in science and engineering fields. You’ll have a chance to learn about and get involved in current UCS campaigns to clean up our transportation system, and network with the UCS Science Network members and other young engineers in town for the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) annual conference.
UCS Happy Hour in Baltimore
Date: Friday, October 25
Time: 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Location: Brio Tuscan Grille, 100 E. Pratt St., Baltimore, MD 21202 (Two blocks from the WE13 Conference Center)
The evening will include short remarks from women working in science and technology policy today, followed by informal networking with engineers and other experts in the local community. UCS Clean Vehicles Analyst Rachael Nealer will speak about her experience working in environmental policy making in the government and NGO sectors, and a member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Science & Technology Policy Fellowship program will discuss the importance of mentorship and leadership in fostering young talent in these fields and ensuring early career scientists and engineers can succeed. Shivani Gupta, SWE’s Graduate Member Coordinator, will provide closing thoughts. Appetizers and drinks will be provided.
About our speakers:
Rachael Nealer is a Kendall Science Fellow in the Clean Vehicles Program at UCS, studying the lifecycle environmental impacts of hybrid-electric, plug-in electric, and fuel cell vehicles. Before coming to UCS, Dr. Nealer worked on biofuels issues for the Environmental Protection Agency.
Shivani Gupta is a third-year Bioengineering Ph.D. student at the University of Washington in Seattle, focusing on engineering recognition proteins. She has been actively involved with SWE since 2008.