Social Events

A myriad of activities to provide fun activities and build solidarity among women and gender minorities in STEM.

Have an idea for a social event? 


Spring General Assembly

Wednesday, May 26 | 12 pm | RSVP here

If you are unable to attend the event and are interested in joining the 2021-2022 eBoard please use the RSVP form to indicate your interest!

Self Care Day: Care Package & Crafts

Monday, May 17 | 4 pm | RSVP here

Please RSVP by 5/13 (5/10 for those outside the Ithaca area) to receive a care package full of goodies for some end of classes self-care! 

Three-Minute Pitch Practice Event

Monday, May 3 4:30 pm

RSVP here

GWiS Working Group

Tuesdays (Weekly) | 12 – 3 pm | RSVP here

GWiS is excited to start a virtual working group every Tuesday! We will be using the Pomodoro technique of 25 minutes of working with 5 minutes break afterward.

RSVP to get the Zoom link!

February Social Event: Pony Bead Animals

Wednesday, February 24th | 5 pm | RSVP | Add to your Google Calendar 

Self Care Night

Thursday, November 12, 7-8pm on Zoom


Happy Hour at the Loft

February 13, 6:30 – 8 pm @ The Loft, 305 Stewart Ave 2nd floor

Join GWiS for a happy hour at The Loft in collegetown! Food and drinks (both alcoholic and non-alcoholic) are available for purchase, but unfortunately GWiS cannot cover the cost for food or drinks at this event. All are welcome! 

Please contact gb388 for any accommodations.

Winter Science Supply Drive

We are holding a supply drive for the Free Science Workshop! The Free Science Workshop is a free-choice environment where youth can walk in and direct their own education. Donated supplies will be used by students during the Workshop’s open hours to explore and innovate. 

GWiS & 500 Women Scientists Empowerment Month

Throughout March, join GWiS and 500 Women Scientists for a series of events designed to empower yourself, others and your community. 

Cornell Orchards Tour & Tasting

November 7, 4-6 PM

Cornell Orchards Store

Join us for an autumn-themed social event at the Cornell Orchards! There will be a short tour of Cornell Orchards followed by an apple, cheese and cider tasting! 
If you would like to carpool from campus sign up here. The Orchards are on campus but it’s a bit of walk!

Graduate Diversity & Inclusion 2019 Renaissance Ball: Starry Night

November 9, 7:00 – 11:00 PM

Biotechnology Building, Room G10

​The Annual Graduate Diversity and Inclusion Renaissance Ball is an effort of the graduate student organizations represented on the Graduate and Professional Student Diversity Council. This event brings together graduate and professional students for a night of live music, great food, dancing, and community. The Renaissance Ball celebrates the diversity of the Cornell graduate community and promotes inclusion of all of its members.

Conversation on Sexual Harassment

November 14, 4-5 pm @ Mann 100 

Join GWiS, and some other Cornell organizations to discuss the findings of the 2019 Cornell Survey on Sexual Assault and Related MisconductLight refreshments will be provided. Contact jh2622 for accommodations. 

Past Events

Ice cream social
Thursday, Sept 5th 4-5 PM, Weill Hall Room 226
Join us at our annual fall ice cream social! Drop by anytime during the hour and bring friends – all are welcome! [A vegan option will be available.]

General Assembly meeting
Tuesday, Sept 17th, 5-6 PM, Emerson 135
Come have dinner with us and learn about upcoming events and ways to become involved in the GWiS community. Please RSVP here for headcount / if you have a dietary restriction

Spring General Assembly 
May 7th 5-6 PM @ Emerson 133
Have you been wanting to become more involved with GWiS? We are excited to announce that nominations for 2019-20 GWiS leadership positions are officially open! Nominations will close the evening of May 7th, and you can cast your votes digitally from May 8th through May 14th. A GWiS leadership position is a terrific platform to improve the scientific culture to help women and gender minorities thrive in STEM fields, as well as to connect with Cornell STEM women and the broader grad community. We’re adding a position called General Assembly Liaison for anyone who’s looking to try out a less formal eBoard position, and you can find descriptions of all positions hereIf you’d like to nominate yourself or a friend for please use our google formhereAll positions are a one-year commitment, and all nominees will be included in our official online election if they accept their nomination. The nomination period will close May 7th at midnight after our Spring General Assembly. 

Workshop Series: Scientific Illustrations
May 9th 4-7 PM @ Mann Library 100
Take a break from grading or studying to practice drawing in a low-key space! Join scientific illustrators Megan Bishop and Jessica French for a workshop where we’ll focus on visual observation skills and drawing fundamentals, including proportion and shading. Drawing supplies and refreshments provided. Since Bishop and Jessica will be working with us one-on-one, space is limited to the first 15 respondents! Register to attend the workshop here.

Workshop Series: Zine Making 
April 15th, 4:00-6:00pm @ Mann Library 100 
Join us for a new workshop on making a “zine”! Enjoy delicious snacks and drinks, learn how to make a zine, and get to know fellow GWiS members! No experience or supplies are necessary, and you can contact Maria (maa343) for any accommodations.
This event is funded by the GPSAFC and open to the graduate and professional student community.​

Workshop Series: Crocheting Microbes (Part 2)
March 18th, 4:30-6:00pm @ Mann Library 100 
Join us for a second crocheting workshop with Ana Porras! Enjoy delicious snacks and drinks, learn to crochet a microbe, and get to know your fellow GWiS members! No experience or supplies are necessary, and you can contact Maria (maa343) for any accommodations.
This event is funded by the GPSAFC and open to the graduate and professional student community.

Happy hour 
Wednesday, February 20th, 6-8 PM, The Loft
Take a break from the new semester by relaxing with GWiS off campus! We’ll be hanging out from 6 PM onwards, but if you come early, you can make it in time for cheap drinks—non-alcoholic and alcoholic—during happy hour. Your eBoard’s eager to catch up and to talk about actions we can take to make GWiS more inclusive. We have some community-oriented and collaborative actions on the horizon, and we want to plan with you. Hope to see you there!

Crochet with GWiS
​Come learn to crochet with GWiS! No experience necessary. Learn the basics and enjoy free cider and donuts.

Happy Hour
Come catch up and relax with GWiS off campus! This is a casual social to enjoy drinks, n/a beverages and snacks. Please note that food and beverages will not be funded by GWiS. We will be meeting at the Loft Bar at Carriage House Cafe ( – hope to see you there!

Ice Cream Social
3-4pm Thursday, September 6th, 2018
Big Red Barn, Cornell University

Ice Cream Social
Tuesday, August 29th at 4-6pm at the Big Red Barn
​GWIS is sponsoring an ice cream social at the Big Red Barn! Stop by after work for some Cornell Dairy ice cream and learn more about what we have planned for the coming semester. All are welcome!

GWIS Pumpking Carving 
October 30th, 4-6pm, 416 Mitchell St.
Graduate Women in Science is hosting a pumpkin carving at the home of our president and vice president, at 416 Mitchell Street, from 4-6 pm on Sunday, October 30. Street parking is available on Elmwood. Please let us know if you’ll be attending, so that we can provide you with a pumpkin and carving tools if you need them! Also, let us know of any food allergies we should be aware of, and please be aware that two (very friendly) dogs live in the house.

Welcome Week Lawn Games Wednesday
August 31st from 4-6pm at the Big Red Barn
Come join us for our welcome week event at BRB to play badminton, croquet, and cornhole! The barn will be open for snacks and beer, and we will be providing ice cream.

Ice Cream Social
Wednesday, July 20th at 4-6pm at the Big Red Barn
GWIS is sponsoring an ice cream social at the Big Red Barn! Stop by after work for some Cornell Dairy ice cream and learn more about what we have planned for the coming semester. All are welcome!

BBQ at Stewart Park
​Saturday, June 4th 5pm at Stewart Park
Come celebrate the end of the semester with good food and great people. GWIS Ithaca is hosting a BBQ at Stewart park to celebrate the revival of our local chapter and welcome all our new members.

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