The McMaster Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) Initiative is pleased to invite you to our upcoming
Current Research in Engineering, Science & Technology (CREST) Meeting! To accommodate for the present day, this year's conference will be entirely VIRTUAL and FREE!
CREST is an interdisciplinary celebration, not only of females in STEM, but also of the exciting research being conducted in these domains more broadly. CREST offers an excellent venue for students, postdocs, and faculty of all genders to present their research in an interdisciplinary environment, network with local academics, and learn more about research opportunities in academia or industry through a series of professional development workshops, interactive career panels, and social mixers.
Schedule at a Glance
Professional communications workshop
no event today!
Career trajectory talk and workshop
Building positive spaces workshop 1
Building positive spaces workshop 2
no event today!
We have specially selected talk/poster options for undergraduate students, graduate trainees, and postdoctoral fellows interested in presenting their research!
CREST will have networking breaks so that you can meet and get to know the incredible attendees, panelists, workshop leaders, keynote, and WISE team over the course of the conference!
Dr. Jennifer E. Decker
May 2 2022 at 10 AM
Jennifer E. Decker received her B.Sc. in Honours Physics from University of Waterloo and M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Physics from Université Laval, Québec City. She joined the National Research Council of Canada (NRC) Institute for National Measurement Standards in 1992 and became known for her research on optical measurement science, standards and measurement uncertainty evaluation.
She is also experienced in calibration laboratory assessment and Quality System accreditation. Dr. Decker assumed various leadership roles in international measurement science, and served on the Executive of the Canadian Advisory Committee to the International Standards Organization (ISO) during the early development of international policy and technical committees for nanotechnology. She has international research experience as a Fellow of the German Alexander von Humboldt (AvH) Foundation as guest researcher at the Physikalisch Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB Braunschweig) and represented AvH as a Canadian Humboldt Ambassador Scientist.
During 2011-2015, Dr. Decker served with Canadian Global Affairs as Counsellor, Science and Technology at the Embassy of Canada in Berlin, Germany. Upon returning to NRC in the Office of the Vice President, Emerging Technologies she undertook various roles involved in development and operationalization of research collaboration partnerships, in addition to leading women in STEM initiatives. She served as Executive Advisor (Chief of Staff) to the NRC Chief Digital Research Officer prior to taking up the position of Consul and Principal Advisor at NRC Germany, co-located at the Canadian Consulate in Munich.
building positive spaces: gender identity and expression
building positive spaces:
McMaster University Equity and Inclusion Office
May 4th, 2022 @ 10 AM
PANEL and Talks
This year's conference will be featuring a panels focusing on EDI
and career trajectories in science!
Reflecting on EDI in Research Design
Please join us for a reflective panel considering how elements of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) should be considered in research design. To build off other informative workshops within our CREST conference, we will touch on themes focusing on how to make research in STEM more accessible and inclusive within this panel. Through moderated and open-audience discussions, our invited panellists will offer their insights on the topic aiding others to reflect on how to consider EDI within STEM research.
The Myth of a Linear Trajectory
in collaboration with AISEC
Join us to to learn about the importance of international collaboration in research in this collaborative event with WISE & AIESEC! This talk will be hosted by Dr. Caitlin Mullarkey who received her doctorate from the University of Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar. She subsequently completed a postdoctoral fellowship in viral immunology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (New York City). She is an expert in infectious disease and vaccine development, as well as a passionate educator at McMaster University.
STUDENT RESEARCH PRESENTATIONs
Postdocs, graduate students, and undergraduate students: submit your abstracts to present for FREE!
We welcome all stages of research, whether you have data collected or an experiment in progress. CREST is your opportunity to practice your presentation skills. get feedback from other students in a variety of STEM fields, and have fun talking about your research! Submit new data, a proposed experiment, a new methodology, anything you want!
Presentations will take place on Friday May 6th and Friday May 13th
This year's presentation style will be:
10-minute practice-your-pitch style talk
(7-minute talk, followed by a 3-minute Q&A period)
CREST will have plenty of virtual networking opportunities so that you can meet and get to know the incredible attendees, panelists, workshop leaders, and keynote!
Whether you'd like to learn more about a profession, find a mentor, or make some new friendships, CREST is a great place to strike up meaningful conversations!
We will also be hosting an IN PERSON social
taking place on Friday May 13th at 4-6PM, at the Phoenix Bar and Grill!
Register for the social here!
Check out some photos from CREST 2019!