Students clapping at symposium

Conferences & Symposia

DPE hosts and sponsors conferences on campus that focus on underrepresented groups in STEM. Participate in these events to network, exchange ideas, and showcase your research.

Conference Events

Explore upcoming conferences, as well as symposia that DPE has held in the past, and be sure to check back for additional future offerings!

participants at the EWISE conference

EWISE Symposium

May 19, 2021

The Empowering Women in Science & Engineering (EWISE) Symposium is a day long professional development opportunity for faculty, staff, postdocs, PhD students, and professionals that provides participants with the chance to learn and discuss opportunities as well as challenges facing women in science and engineering. There will be opportunities for the Cornell community and others interested in networking, learning and brainstorming. 

Student presenting at symposium

Summer Success Symposium (S3)

Last held August 2019

S3 is a one day event for new and continuing MS/PhD and PhD students from across all graduate fields who have received fellowships in support of diversity, and/or identify as first generation college (FGC) students and/or students of color. Through this symposium, participants have the opportunity to form connections and establish community. This symposium also provides participants with the opportunity to engage with successful Cornell PhD alumni and faculty with shared experiences as diversity fellows, FGC, and/or PhD students of color.

Keynote presenter in front of audience at DWISE

DWISE Symposium

Last held March 2017

The Diverse Women in Science & Engineering (DWISE) and Women of Color Coalition Joint Symposium is an opportunity to engage with dynamic leaders, gain professional development, foster community across difference, and network with influential peers and change agents.