Women in STEM Summit 2022

Career Development,
Conference / Symposium,
Free Food,
Student Life
For NYU Community

Confronting Climate Change

At Tandon, we are committed to building a culture that respects and embraces gender diversity, inclusion, and equity. Join the Office of Student Life & Services for the 11th annual Women in STEM Summit at NYU Tandon School of Engineering, a week full of exciting programs, March 3-March 11.

This year's Summit will explore the theme "Confronting the Climate Crisis." Throughout early March, we will feature programs and outings highlighting women discussing their varying professional journeys and how their work and research relate to the growing movement around environmental justice, sustainability, and how we all can confront the climate crisis. 

We will also have some great giveaways at all Summit events and online, so be sure to follow us all week on social media @tandonstudentlife!

New York University and the Tandon School of Engineering provide reasonable accommodations to people with disabilities. Requests for accommodations for events and services should be submitted at least (1) week before the date of the needed accommodation. Please email for assistance.



Keynote Program

Thursday, March 3, 5:00 PM ET
MakerSpace Event Space (6 MetroTech Center)

We are pleased to welcome Dr. Theodora Dryer as our Keynote speaker for this year’s Summit. Dr. Dryer serves as the Research Lead of Climate and Water at the AI Now Institute and is also a professor here at Tandon. Join us for an engaging discussion where we will leave time for audience Q+A! Grab and go dinner will be available to participants at the conclusion of the event.

*We’re thrilled to be raffling off a Nintendo Switch during the program to all student attendees*

Green Zone Training (with NYWEA)

Monday, March 7th at 2:00PM

Take action to be better. The Green Zone joins the suite of community trainings that foster an inclusive, empathetic, informed, and safer NYU.

Participants in this training will:

  • Develop an understanding of key concepts and terminology related to sustainability to meaningfully participate in conversations about climate change and environmental justice.
  • Discuss and reflect on attitudes and behaviors around environmental and social impact and how these are shaped by systemic and personal factors.
  • Learn about actions that can be taken towards addressing climate change, both on an individual and institutional level.

Feminism x Environmentalism: A Curated Tour of Brooklyn Museum

Wednesday, March 9, 4:00 PM ET

Join us for a special tour of the Brooklyn Museum! We’re excited to have a special view of the special exhibit “Climate in Crisis: Environmental Change in the Indigenous Americas” with a museum curator. The tour will also discuss the intersections of women-identified populations and environmentalism and how women are viewed through the lens of nature through art.

Participants will leave from campus as a group and travel to the museum; museum admission will be covered. Space is limited; a $10 deposit is required to hold your space. The deposit will be returned upon successfully attending the event.

Careers in Sustainability & Environment Panel Discussion

Friday, March 11, 1:00 PM ET
via Zoom

In this interactive virtual panel discussion hosted by the Tandon Career Hub, students will have the chance to hear from and network with alumni who have built careers in the fields of sustainability and environment.

Students will have the opportunity to ask alumni about their work, their organizations, and what it takes to succeed in those fields. We look forward to your participation!