Penn Women in STEM Symposium

Women+ in STEM at Penn Research Symposium 2022

When: Friday, June 3rd from 10am – 6 pm

Location: Irvine

Keynote Speaker: Prof. Sharona Gordon, Professor of Physiology and Biophysics at the University of Washington.

Professor Gordon has pioneered networks of mentors for early career scientists, has disseminated information regarding harassment in academia, and has consistently stood up against inequities in the scientific community. For all of these endeavors, the Sharona Gordon award has been named in her honor. Her laboratory’s research uses biophysics to understand the molecular mechanism by which membrane proteins function.

Register by May 20th! Register here.

The conference is open for to all to attend!

Gender minorities are invited to present a poster. This is a great opportunity to present your work to a wide range of people at Penn! Register here.


Past Events

February 11th of 2020 Women in Chemistry hosted the Penn Women in STEM Symposium.

Keynote Speaker: Prof. Jen Heemstra of Emory University.

The Heemstra Lab focuses on harnessing the molecular recognition and self-assembly properties of nucleic acids for applications in biosensing and bioimaging. Prof. Heemstra initially became known for her mentoring style through the advice and guidance she offers via her twitter page. In March 2019  she was given a monthly advice column by C&EN to answer questions posed to her by members of the scientific community around important topics such as mental health, self doubt and creativity (

Abstracts for oral presentations (15 minutes) will close January 13th, 2020 and submissions for posters will close February 3rd. Free lunch will be provided for all who register.