Women and Minorities in Science (WMIS)

WMIS stands for Women and Minorities in Science, but WMIS encourages the participation of anyone who supports minorities and women in science and wishes to work towards a more equitable, equal, and inclusive community. Follow WMIS on Twitter and Instagram or join us on Slack. Email us with questions or ideas for events at sio-wmis@ucsd.edu.

Community Building & Group Discussions

  • Multicultural Potlucks, Cookie Exchanges
  • New Student Welcome Events
  • Skill Sharing: Learn/teach a skill like cooking, embroidery, painting, algae pressing, etc.
  • Movie Screenings
    • E.g. More than a Word, Hidden Figures, Just Mercy, Picture a Scientist
  • Sip ‘n Swaps
    • Exchanging articles, books, ideas
  • Working Group
    • Friday morning (9:00 a.m. - 12 p.m.)

Career Development & Science Communication

  • Conference Presentation Practices
  • Student Seminar Series
  • Science Communication Workshops (Twitter for Science Communication, Op-Ed Writing)

Outreach & Engagement

  • Garibaldi Bowl Volunteering
  • San Diego Science Fair Judging

Growing up in Science

  • Have you ever wondered what your advisor or committee member struggled with as a graduate student? What they struggle with now? Growing up in science is a conversation series that is not about science, but about becoming and being a scientist. At each event, one guest shares their life story, with a focus on struggles, failures, doubts, detours, and weaknesses. Common topics include dealing with expectations (your own and others), impostor syndrome, procrastination, the role of luck, rejection, and conflicts with advisors, but these topics are always embedded in the speaker's broader narrative. For more info on the series origination, visit the website.
  • Held monthly during the academic year, and events are listed through the WMIS listserve.