Impact within CBE
CBE Women has contributed positively towards social well-being and professional development of graduate students in the last decade
CBE Women, annually:
Events each year
Professional Development Lunches+breakfasts
Thank you, Lisa Walker!
We are grateful to CBE alumna Lisa Walker for her generous contributions of $25,000 to our organization that have helped us run an ambitious programming and provide travel grants to female CBE graduate students.
Lisa Walker '86
Managing Partner, DHR International
Lisa Walker Travel Grant
Each semester the Secretary of CBE Women invites applications for the Lisa Walker Travel Grant. The award funds female members of CBE for travel for unique professional development opportunities up to $2000.
- Specialty Conferences: e.g. Gordon Research Symposium, Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology, Perovskite Solar Cells and Optoelectronics Conference, The Advanced Automotive Battery Conference, etc.
- Collaborative research: e.g. industrial internships, research internships, collaborative research, field work
- Other non-conference events such as training or classes e.g. Cold Spring Harbor, start-up management workshop, on-site experience
- Applicants must be female members of CBE, and priority will be given to PhD students. MS students and postdocs will be considered with an additional justification of why they are well suited for this award.
- Travel must occur within the 12 months following the application due date.
- Each student is eligible to receive this award in each category only once
With this letter, I want to express my deepest gratitude for the Lisa Walker Travel grant which enabled me to travel and participate in my first ever conference, MRS Spring 2022. I am a third-year graduate student and with this great opportunity, I was able to...
My name is Alexandra Khlyustova and I am a 4th-year Ph.D. Candidate in Chemical Engineering working for Assistant Professor Rong Yang. I am delighted to be one of the recipients of the Lisa Walker Travel Grant, which allowed me to present my research on antifouling...
As one of the recipients of the Spring 2022 Lisa Walker Travel Grant, I am writing to express my sincere gratitude for your generous support. I am a 4th-year PhD candidate in the Smith School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering working with Dr. Abraham...
Lisa Walker Seminar
Each year the Vice President of CBE Women organises the Lisa Walker Seminar Series. The seminars cover activities beyond the usual scope of our programming. The Lisa Walker gift enables us to invite experts, do hands-on workshops and potentially field trips (in future).
Past Lisa Walker Seminars:
Our general meetings take place every month at Olin Hall, Cornell University
113 Ho Plaza
Ithaca NY 14853