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WISE Conference

Julia Frugoli jfrugoli at bio.tamu.edu
Sat Feb 13 12:32:22 EST 1999

for those of you near Texas:

The 7th Annual Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) Conference is coming
up soon (Saturday, 20 February) on the campus of Texas A&M University,
College Station, Texas.  This is a Statewide event and includes
participants from all career levels and diverse fields.  For a registration
form or more information contact Nancy Magnussen at 409-845-5587 or
nancy at isc.tamu.edu

** About the Conference
Creating a Positive Career Experience is the 7th annual Women in Science
and Engineering (WISE) conference. Our goal is to provide a forum for the
exchange of information and ideas on the challenges women face in preparing
for and pursuing successful careers. The discussions will be led by dynamic
speakers from across the country and the Texas A&M community.

The registration fee is $25 ($15 for students) and includes a
pre-conference reception and entertainment, registration packet, and lunch.
Free childcare will be available for the conference upon request.
Registration deadline is 17 February. 

** Friday's Welcome Reception and Excellent Entertainment -- 19 February
Plan to join us Friday evening before the conference for socializing and
great fun. We will start with a reception in the Memorial Student Center at
7:00, followed by an unforgettable presentation by Marc Abrahams, editor of
the infamous Annals of Improbable Research (AIR), an international science
humor magazine. AIR also administers the annual Ig Nobel Prize ceremony.
This year, four genuine Nobel Laureates, joined by a capacity crowd of 1200
and countless listeners and viewers via radio and the Internet, honored the
winners for achievements "that cannot or should not be reproduced".

There is no charge for this event for conference registrants. Others may
enter on a space-available basis at a $10 per person fee, payable at the
door. Don't miss this evening of fun and entertainment!

** The Conference Schedule -- Saturday 20 February 1999
8:00 Registration packet pick-up in front of 226 Memorial Student Center
8:30 Welcoming Address: Dr. Robert Kennedy, Vice President for Research 
    and Associate Provost for Graduate Studies
8:45 Session I (choose one)
10:30 Session II (choose one)
12:00 Lunch/Keynote Address
1:30 Session III (choose one)
3:15 Session IV (choose one)
Speakers' Panel - Positive by Realistic Perceptions
   ** Closing Remarks/Really Cool Prizes

** Directions from Austin and San Antonio:
Follow Hyw 21 East to Bryan/College Station. At the intersection with FM
2818, turn right and head towards College Station. Take the exit for
University Drive (FM 60) and turn left on to University. Follow University
to Wellborn Rd (FM 2154). Turn onto Wellborn Rd by passing under the
overpass and bearing to the right. At the traffic light, turn left. As you
drive, the main campus will be on your left and the West Side campus will
be on your right. All conference activities will be in the Memorial Student
Center (MSC). From Wellborn Rd., turn left onto Joe Routt Blvd. (Second
traffic light, just before the pedestrian overpass.) The second building
on>you left will be the MSC. Recommended parking is in the University Center
Parking Garage (70 cents/hour, $6.00 max/day). The garage is accessible
>From either Houston St. or Throckmorton St.

Hope you can join us!!

Julia Frugoli
Department of Plant Pathology & Microbiology
Texas A&M University
College Station, TX 77843
phone 409-862-3495/2595
FAX 409-862-4790

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