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October 24, 2010 6:42 PM   Subscribe

Where can I meet awesome women scientist/engineers and/or innovators in New York?

I'm working on some ideas for a new medical device, and I'd love to find like-minded women to chat ideas. As a woman, I'm especially excited to talk with women scientists and engineers and/or innovators. I'm thinking something like this: http://www.ggdnyc.com/. Are there other groups, organizations, events in the New York area that might be along those lines? (I unfortunately missed the recent GGD.)

Thanks!
posted by enzymatic to Science & Nature (10 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
 
NYC Resistor?
posted by phrontist at 6:51 PM on October 24, 2010


How about this conference?
posted by typewriter at 6:53 PM on October 24, 2010


Perhaps look into attending lectures and seminars given by women at SUNY, Columbia, Rockefeller University, Bellevue, etc. who focus on research areas that might overlap with your idea. You can then approach them after the talk with questions and to discuss ideas.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 6:54 PM on October 24, 2010


check out meetup.com! (something like this one?) Some of them are more frequent, some of them not so, but still, there are plenty of interesting meetups happening in the city.
posted by perkinite at 8:15 PM on October 24, 2010


I'm ambivalent about posting this but you can use this info if it helps

An organization that I would highly recommend for the actual science expertise is the NewYork Academy of Sciences. If you attend any of their full-day or half-day lecture series, 95% of the people will be specialists/clinicians/scientists, although there will be people there from other groups, of course. You can look at the events they list and you may find something like this.

I'm pretty sure if you search through their other activity lists, they have had discussion groups in teh past for grad students and how to start a company with a particular science idea, or careers outside academe, or how to apply for grants, so maybe you could propose a new group.
posted by Wolfster at 8:19 PM on October 24, 2010


Limor Fried from Adafruit
posted by lukemeister at 8:38 PM on October 24, 2010


The Society of Women Engineers has a New York chapter.
posted by copperbleu at 11:57 PM on October 24, 2010


A lot of women scientists are networking via blogging, although most seem to be doing so anonymously, so it might be hard to narrow your search to women in New York.
posted by Jacqueline at 1:54 AM on October 25, 2010


I'm not sure how active the local Society of Women Engineers chapter is. It wasn't very active when I lived there about a decade ago. You might want to check out the annual SWE conference. It's Nov 4-6 in Orlando, and from what I've heard, it's usually really good.
posted by larkin123 at 7:42 AM on October 25, 2010


MentorNet.
posted by Wet Spot at 7:45 AM on October 25, 2010


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