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Women in Defense Greater Boston Chapter Presents: “Empowering Women in Science and Engineering”

October 26, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Presented By: WID-GBC & UMass Dartmouth College of Engineering

Join WID-GBC members, UMass Dartmouth College of Engineering students and Alumni, and industry professionals for a networking dinner and lightning talks on engineering-based work, technologies, and career opportunities in the defense industry. Make an impact on a young woman engineer or scientist by attending this networking event for current students. Let’s guide them into successful careers within the defense industry!


Date/Time: Tuesday, 26 October 2021, 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Location: UMass Dartmouth, Woodland Commons, 285 Old Westport Rd, North Dartmouth, MA 02747
Registration / Pricing: WID and NDIA Members: $25, Non-WID Members: $45. Click HERE or visit www.widgbc.org to register. Please note, registration closes October 22. No onsite walk-ins will be accepted.

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5:00 – 5:30 – Registration, Networking

5:30 – 6:15 – Student Speed Networking

6:30 – 7:45 – Program & Dinner

Welcome: Dr. Jean VanderGheynst, Dean, College of Engineering, UMass Dartmouth

Presentation of Scholarships: VP of STEM, WID-GBC

  • WID-GBC/UMass Dartmouth Scholars
  • WID-GBC/NDIA New England Scholars

Lightning Talks: Industry Professionals

  • Technical Director, Navy Clothing and Textile Research Facility
  • Technical Leader, STR
  • Technical and Operational Leader, NUWC Newport
  • Engineer and Alum, Raytheon
  • More to come!

7:45 – 8:00 – Closing Remarks

Contacts: If you have questions about the event or WID membership, please email info@widgbc.org

Thank You to Our Sponsors!

For more information about sponsoring the event, email Jen Bride at bridej527@gmail.com




October 26, 2021
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm