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Jenna Wardini is on the Student Council of the Microscopy Society of America. She is currently a Co-chair for the Pre-meeting Congress X60 (PMCx60) for Students, Postdocs, and Early-career Professionals in Microscopy and Microanalysis.

Hasti Vahidi is an Officer of the UC Irvine MSE Graduate Student Association . She is currently the Social Media Manager.

Latest news

Komal and Hasti were invited panelists on a panel about the life, success and challenges of graduate students organized by the Association of Women in Science (AWIS) and the Society of Women Engineers (SWE).

Pre-meeting Congress for Students, Postdocs and Early-career Professionals in Microscopy and Microanalysis

Inspiring students to pursue a STEM — and more specifically MSE — education and career requires effective mentorship at all levels of development. In addition to engagement in STEM curricula, pre-college and pre-graduate-school mentorship are also critical to steering students into STEM career paths. Inclusive excellence thus revolves around three main pillars: (i) Educational outreach to K-14 students to inspire curiosity in STEM, (ii) targeted mentorship outreach to middle/high school students to provide tangible guidance into undergraduate STEM degrees, and (iii) deep mentorship and access to professional opportunities for undergraduates to ensure pursuit of STEM careers or post-secondary degrees. The Bowman Lab acts on these pillars of outreach, while actively seeking opportunities to develop and engage in educational outreach.

In 2016, Will founded a new Pre-meeting Congress for Students, Postdocs and Early-career Professionals in Microscopy and Microanalysis, held on the weekend preceding the Microscopy and Microanalysis conference (M&M). M&M is the annual scientific conference of the Microscopy Society of America, and the world’s largest microscopy meeting. Details are available at the website of the Pre-meeting Congress.







Materials Science Club at UC Irvine

MatSci@UCI is a club for anyone interested in the field of Materials Science & Engineering. All engineering students are welcome to our meetings, but to be a full club member, you need to register to become a member of Material Advantage. Details are online here.