CBE Women conducts a variety of events year-round. Check this page to stay up-to-date!



CBE Women regularly hosts a variety of events: 

A lunch with a Cornell female faculty member for an informal conversation in a small group about career-path and building resilience.


Eat with Academic with Prof. Silvia Ferrari 

An opportunity for a conversation with the female seminar speakers over a Taverna Banfi breakfast right before the Monday morning seminar.

Breakfast with Prof. Lauren Bakaletz 

Usually an hour long workshop aimed at cultivating skills useful for graduate students in their future professional lives.

We invite an experienced professionals (often Cornell alumni) from academia/industry to talk about their journey

Prof. Alex Woltornist, Prof. Kathleen Vaeth, Dr. Jordan Atlas (Microsoft); 
Prof. Frank Lomax, Ken Rother (Enterpreneur), Dr.Andrea Ippolito

Building resilience within the community with some quality socializing

Apple Picking 2019!


CBE Women Holiday Party 2023

CBE Women is thrilled to announce the return of our Holiday Party on December 8th, from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm at 128 Olin Hall. Join us for an evening of festive activities, including DIY Mug Decoration, Gingerbread Decorating, and a White Elephant Gift Exchange. To attend this merry celebration, please RSVP by November 26 using this form. We look forward to sharing laughter, creativity, and the holiday spirit with you. Don’t miss out – mark your calendars for this festive gathering!

Join us for a Pumpkin Carving Extravaganza!

CBE Women is thrilled to announce the return of our Pumpkin Carving Event. It’s time to get into the Halloween spirit and showcase your creative flair. Unleash your inner artist and carve your own pumpkin masterpiece—we’ll provide the pumpkins! Indulge in the delectable taste of pumpkin pie and have a chance to win exciting prizes. Thanks to support from GPSAFC, this event is open to all graduate students. Don’t miss out on this fantastic opportunity to celebrate the season with CBE Women. Join us for an evening of carving, camaraderie, and a whole lot of fun. We can’t wait to see your spooktacular creations!

Date: Wednesday, October 25th 2023
Time: 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Location: Olin Hall, B57


The Lisa Walker Award allowed me to attend two virtual conferences, ACS Meetings & Expos and ACS Colloid and Surface Science Symposium in 2021. I was awarded in 2019, but because of the COVID19 pandemic, my conferences were postponed for one year. During this difficult time, thanks to the Lisa Walker Award, I was able to present my work on liquid crystal sensors for dynamic reaction pathways and active liquid crystal droplets that can both selfpropelling and
achieve functions, where I received a lot of interest from the audiences. I also attended the talks presented by top academic researchers and industrial leaders in chemistry, chemical engineering and biochemistry. These conferences were great professional development opportunities for me. The ideas inspired me not only on active materials and sensors that I am currently working on but also on directions I can possibly pursue my postdoc research.

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Our general meetings take place every month at Olin Hall, Cornell University

Career Seminar: Lakshmi O’Dwyer

CBE Women organised an inspiring career seminar featuring CBE alumni, Lakshmi O’Dwyer, who talked about working at BASF and careers after graduate school.

August social recap: coffee and sweets over zoom!

CBE Women had our first event of the semester, with attendees making Dalgona coffee and chocolate-coated bananas over Zoom. The food came out well after some hiccups and it was a lot of fun connecting and doing an activity together over Zoom!

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