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 that we will be co-hosting with Mac WiSTEM!  To accommodate for the present day, this year's conference will be entirely VIRTUAL!

 

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.

keynote address

CREST 2020 will open with an incredible keynote speaker, Jennifer Campos,

the Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Multisensory Integration & Aging, and the Director of the iDAPT Young Innovators outreach program!

WORKSHOPS

CREST will feature a variety of workshops including:

  • Tips for Networking

  • Envisioning Success

  • Entrepreneurship

  • Science Communication

  • Life After Undergrad

PANELS

This year's conference will feature 2 distinct panels:

  • Careers in Industry

  • New This Year: Equity & Inclusion (run by our undergraduate partners,   Mac WiSTEM!

student

presentations

We have specially selected talk/poster options for undergraduate students, graduate trainees, and postdoctoral fellows interested in presenting their research​!
 

*NOTE: Will not be occurring for CREST 2020

networking

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!

 

KEYNOTE ADDRESS:

JENNifer CAMPOS

Dr. Jennifer Campos is a Canada Research Chair (Tier 2) in Multisensory Integration and Aging. Jenny is the Associate Director - Academic, Senior Scientist, Chief Scientist of the Challenging Environments Assessment Laboratory and an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology (University of Toronto). Jenny’s research focuses on enhancing safe mobility during walking and driving under realistic and challenging conditions. This includes understanding how age-related sensory impairments (e.g., vision, hearing) and cognitive impairments can increase the risk of falls and vehicle collisions (e.g., in healthy older adults, those with hearing loss, dementia). She uses virtual reality and simulation technologies to a) carefully recreate real-world conditions, to ensure the generalizability of research outcomes to real-world applications and b) adapt these technologies for training and rehabilitation interventions. Jenny is also the Director of the iDAPT Young Innovators youth outreach program.

August 5th, 2020 @ 1-2 PM

Zoom Registration Link: https://bit.ly/CRESTCamposKeynote

workshops

tips for networking.

science communication.

envisioning success.

with:

Anna Magnotta

Manager of Experiential Programs,

Student Success Centre

with:

Katie Moisse

Professor, & Science Journalist,

McMaster School of Interdisciplinary Science

August 7th, 2020 @ 10-11 AM

Register: https://bit.ly/CRESTMoisseWorkshop

 

with:

Katheryne Stewart


Career Development & Relationship Manager,

Science Career & Cooperative Education Office

August 5th, 2020 @ 11-12 PM

Register: https://bit.ly/CRESTStewartWorkshop

hosted by our partners, McMaster UWiSTEM:

entrepreneurship.

with:

Fran Lasowski

Executive Director at C20/20 Innovation Hub, McMaster University

August 6th, 2020 @ 10-11 AM

Register: https://bit.ly/CRESTLasowskiWorkshop

life after undergrad.

with:

Priya Thomas

MSc. Student,

McMaster Faculty of Health Sciences

August 4th, 2020 @ 1-2 PM

Register: https://bit.ly/CRESTUndergradWorkshop

 

PANELS

Back by popular demand, this year's conference will showcase the diversity of careers available to individuals in STEM during our Careers in Industry panel. New this year, we will be partnering with the undergraduate Women in STEM (MacWiSTEM) group to host a "What To Do After Undergrad" panel!

August 4th, 2020 @ 11-12 PM

Register: https://bit.ly/CRESTEquityPanel

equity & inclusion

careers in industry

 
 

STUDENT RESEARCH PRESENTATIONs

*NOTE: WILL NOT BE OFFERED FOR CREST 2020 DUE TO VIRTUAL FORMAT

undergraduate

Presenting undergraduate students will compete in a 5-min practice-your-pitch “Research Bytes” talk (3-min talk followed by a 2-min Q&A).

Deadline for Presenting Attendees:

Earlybird Abstract Submission + Registration ($30):

11:59 PM on ---

Final Abstract Submission + Registration ($40):

11:59 PM on ---

graduate/med/postdoc

Presenting graduate and postdoc students will compete in a traditional 10-min research talk, followed by a 5-min Q&A period.

Deadline for Presenting Attendees:

Earlybird Abstract Submission + Registration ($30):

11:59 PM on ---

Final Abstract Submission + Registration ($40):

11:59 PM on ---

new: poster presentations

In addition to oral presentations, this year we will be hosting a poster competition for all research levels!

NOTE: We prefer standard size 48" x 36" posters.

Deadline for Abstract Submission: 

Abstract Submission + Registration ($25): 11:59 PM on ---

networking

CREST will have plenty of networking breaks 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!

 

Check out some photos from CREST 2019!

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