This is What a Scientist/Engineer Looks Like


Students, faculty, and staff supporting student learning in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine (STEMM) all are invited to an interactive conversation on mentoring.

Undergraduates and graduate students, as well as faculty and staff engaged in supporting STEMM students, will find the session and discussions about upcoming in-person training informative.

Winter 2022 Session - Mentees and Mentors Matter!

Join Us – 12 PM-1:30 PM on Friday, February 11, 2022!

Celebrating the International Day of Women and Girls in STEMM through:

  • personal narratives from dynamic mentees and mentors
  • skill building from evidence-based, interactive activities from the nationally-recognized Center for the Improvement of Mentored Experiences in Research (CIMER)
  • free and open to students in STEMM and the faculty and staff supporting them
  • RSVP at:

2020-21 Event

VIEW Picture a Scientist!

You are invited to privately view the film Picture a Scientist, made available by the UCI Center for Translational Vision Research Committee of Women in Vision Research.
WHATPicture a Scientist – private viewing
WHEN: any desired time between 7 a.m. PT on March 15, until 11:59 p.m. PT on March 18
HOW: Please use the following to access the film.

Password: uci321

About the film: Picture a Scientist chronicles the groundswell of researchers who are writing a new chapter for women scientists. Biologist Nancy Hopkins, chemist Raychelle Burks, and geologist Jane Willenbring lead viewers on a journey deep into their own experiences in the sciences, ranging from brutal harassment to years of subtle slights. Along the way, from cramped laboratories to spectacular field stations, we encounter scientific luminaries – including social scientists, neuroscientists, and psychologists – who provide new perspectives on how to make science itself more diverse, equitable, and open to all.

Thank you for your consideration and many thanks to colleagues at the Center for Translational Vision Research for sharing this access with us!


This Is What a Scientist/Engineer Looks Like –

February 19, 2021 | 12 p.m.-1 p.m.

Virtual Forum via Zoom

“Focus on Resources and Mentoring”

Brief Talk by:

  • Atena Zahedi, UC President’s Postdoctoral Fellow, UCI Sue and Bill Gross Stem Cell Research Center and former participant in the NSF Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship

Q&A with UCI Contacts

2019-20 Event

Join us February 5, 2020

noon-1:30 p.m.

Calit2 Auditorium

RSVP here

“Making Mentoring and Internship Connections”

Brief Talks by:

  • Cheyenne Chavez and Sharon Hsu, co-presidents of UCI Women in Information & Computer Sciences Club
  • Kayleigh Anderson-Natale, postdoctoral and professional development manager in the Graduate Division
  • Stacy Branham, assistant professor in the Department of Informatics, Donald Bren School of Information & Computer Sciences

Q&A with UCI Contacts from:

  • Office of Access & Inclusion
  • Division of Career Pathways
  • Graduate Division
  • UCI CAMP (California Alliance for Minority Participation)
  • UCI SAGE (Students Achievement Guided by Experience) Scholars
  • UCI UROP (Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program)

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