EWISE Symposium

Empowering Women in Science & Engineering (EWISE)
19 May 2021


The Office of Diversity Programs in Engineering, the Office of Faculty Development & Diversity, the Office of Postdoctoral Studies, the Graduate School Office of Inclusion & Student Engagement, and the Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning (CU-CIRTL) are co-hosting the 6th Empowering Women in Science & Engineering (EWISE) Symposium.

  • 19 May 2021
  • 9:30am-4:00pm
  • Biotechnology Building, Cornell University

This one-day event is a 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. 

Register for the 2021 EWISE Symposium via EWISE Registration

Conference Agenda

9:30 am - 10:00 amRegistration and Breakfast
10:00 am - 10:30 amOpening Remarks
10:30 am - 11:45 amPlenary Session
12:00 pm - 1:30 pmKeynote Luncheon
1:45 pm - 3:15 pmWorkshop
3:30 pm - 4:00 pmClosing Remarks

Sessions Topics

EWISE topics may include:

  • The Competence/Confidence Conundrum
  • Living an Integrative Life in the Academy
  • Gender Equity

Symposium Details

Please check back regularly for any updates to the information provided here.



All EWISE Symposium participants must complete the online registration.

Each registration for the EWISE Symposium includes:

  • Access to all events
  • Conference materials
  • Continental Breakfast and Lunch

Registration Fee

The registration fee for the EWISE Symposium varies by audience.

  • Free Registration for Cornell affiliates:
    1. Cornell Enrolled Students (Undergraduate & Graduate)
    2. Cornell Faculty, Postdocs, and Staff
    3. Special Guests such as speakers, panelists and moderators
  • $45 per person for non-Cornell participant registration


May 13, 2021


Notice of any cancellations are required to be provided to DPEng@cornell.edu prior to May 13, 2021.

Location & Time

9:30 am - 4:00 pm

Biotechnology Building, Cornell University

Conference Attire

Business casual attire is appropriate for all symposium activities.​


We are firmly committed to providing a conference experience and environment that is equally welcoming, inviting, and user-friendly for all attendees.

Special Meal Requests

Please be sure to indicate on your online registration form if you require a special meal request (vegetarian, vegan, gluten free, kosher, etc.) during meal events. We will do our best to accommodate. Meals are pre-ordered before the conference; consequently, special meal requests received onsite cannot be guaranteed. 

Persons with Disabilities

We strive to host a conference that is accessible to all. Please be sure to indicate on your registration form if you require any special accommodations to participate in this event. Special requests received onsite or less than two weeks before the conference cannot be guaranteed. However, we will do our best to assist you.


Contact Alyssa Lopez, Program Coordinator & OISE Administrative Assistant at al546@cornell.edu

Sara Xayarath Hernández, Associate Dean for Inclusion & Student Engagement, Graduate School at sh267@cornell.edu.