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WREN Summit

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Welcome to the first annual Women's Research Engagement Network Summit. This event was first interdisciplinary research conference in the nation specifically focused on highlighting the achievements of undergraduate women. Our attendees joined us for a day of events focused on female empowerment, women in academia, and celebrating the achievements of women at Northeastern.

Congratulations to all involved!

The WREN Summit was held on December 4th, 2021 in the Curry Student Center. We had 60+ student attendees, 7 student researcher presenters, and 10+ speakers. Missed the Summit this year? Check back next fall to register for 2022.

If you are a female faculty member at Northeastern interested in finding a qualified student to help you advance your research or creative project, we can help.

Attend the Event

Any member of the Northeastern University community was invited to attend the WREN Summit, including students, faculty and staff. You did not be need to be involved in research to attend the WREN Summit, as the event engaged with topics relevant to women in all fields and disciplines. In particular, our events promoted discussions related to work/life balance and women in the workplace.

Present Your Research

At the Summit, female-aligned undergraduate women presented their research findings during our poster session. To be eligible to present their research, they must have either been a member of the WREN Scholar or Fellow programs. To learn more and apply, explore our "Get Involved" page.

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Event Schedule

See below an outline of the day's events for the WREN Summit!  All events  took place in Curry Student Center (ballroom, pit, and assorted classrooms).

9:30 - 10:00 AM
Poster Presenters Check-In + Set Up

10:00 - 10:30 AM
General Registrants Event Check-In + Refreshments

10:45 - 11:00 AM
Event Welcome with WREN Executive Director, Nicole Page

11:00 - 11:45 AM
Keynote Speaker on Women in Academia from Carla Brodely, Dean of Inclusive Computing at Northeastern University

11:45 - 12:30 PM
Student-Leader Led Workshops

12:30 - 1:30 PM
Poster Session and Lunch

1:30 - 2:15 PM
Life Outside the Lab: Northeastern Faculty Spotlights

2:15 - 2:30 PM
Closing Remarks

Summit 2021 Photo Gallery