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
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 COVID-19 pandemic, my conferences were postponed for one year. During this...
I am very grateful to the Lisa Walker committee for awarding me funds that made my travel to American Physical Society (APS), March Meeting possible. At this point in my research, I am trying to implement a Machine Learning (ML) technique to narrow down the vast...
Attending the PSCO Conference will allow me to make my second ever presentation ( andmy first internationally) on the research I have worked on during my two-year research-based Master’s degree. The opportunity to have my work exposed to others working towards the...
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