The New York Daily News recently published an article that details the way three CUNY women in science paved the way for future generations of scientists. Rosalyn Yalow (pictured), a Nobel Prize winner and a Hunter College alum, developed a new technique for analyzing human blood help revolutionize modern physiology. She along with fellow Hunter College alum, Gertrude Elion, make Hunter the only college in the world to graduate two women Nobelists in medicine. The third scientist is Mildred Dresselhaus who was the first woman at MIT to attain the rank of full, tenured professor. Learn More

Initiative Co-Chairs

Dr. Gilda Barabino
Dean of the CCNY Grove School of Engineering

Dr. Mark E. Hauber
University Vice Provost for Research

The WiSE: Women in Science program aims to contribute to establishing a community of women scientists at CUNY by providing women scientists with practical tools for building their careers, as well as opportunities for networking with colleagues and establishing mentoring relationships.

Co-chairs Prof. Gilda Barabino,
Dean, Grove School of Engineering,
and Mark E. Hauber, Interim Vice
Provost for Research,
cordially invite you to:

Women in Science and Engineering at the City University

of New York: Research and Progress Summit

Friday, April 28, 2017, 12.30 – 5 PM


  • Plenary address by Dr. Jill O’Donnell-Tormey, member of the CUNY Board of Trustees and CEO of the Cancer Research Institute, NYC
  • Keynote presentation by Prof. Patricia Rodriguez Brennan, Biology/Mt Holyoke College on the basic science of avian reproductive biology from the female perspective
  • Round Table Discussion on the STEM Pipeline and Retention of Women at CUNY and beyond; participants – Prof. Frida Kleiman, Hunter College, Dr. Alona Bach, BMCC, Min Ma, GC CUNY, Prof. Elizabeth Tricomi, Rutgers/Newark, Dean/Prof. Gilda Barabino, CCNY
  • Poster Presentations by women CUNY STEM researchers, including graduate and undergraduate students

Refreshments will be served

Please note: the deadline to RSVP is Friday, April 14.

Thank you to everyone who registered to present a poster. We look forward to your work! Poster registration is now closed.