8:30 AM Registration & breakfast
9:05 AM Welcome remarks: Fotis Sotiropoulos
Dean of College of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Stony Brook University
9:10 AM James Misewich
Associate Director
Brookhaven National Laboratory
9:15 AM Message from the Department of Energy
9:20 AM Talk: HeForShe
Lee Bitsoi
Chief Diversity Officer
Stony Brook University
9:50 AM Panel 1:   Press for progress

A discussion with audience  participation about the measures that can be adopted to achieve gender parity and be more inclusive in STEM areas.

11:00 AM Break
11:15 AM Talk: Women in STEM: Myths, Realities, and Improving the Culture
Carol Muller
Executive Director of Stanford WISE Ventures
Stanford University
12:00 PM Lunch will be available between 12:00 and 1:30 pm
12:00 PM Networking session 1 Lunch and science demonstrations Professional development
Topic tables 1 
12:30 PM Networking session 2 Professional development
Topic tables 2
1:00 PM
Professional development talk:
Inspiring More Women Leaders in Technology and Business
Kathryn Guarini
Vice President of Research Strategy, IBM
1:35 PM Talk: Women and math, widening roads.
Moira Chas
Associate Professor
Math Department
Stony Brook University
Professional development talk: Women in STEM Challenges and Opportunities
Patricia Reiff
Professor Physics and Astronomy Rice Space Institute -
Rice University
2:10 PM Panel 2: Careers in STEM are also for women
Why women step away from STEM careers? How important are family support? How important is the role of a STEM teacher? The role of role models.
Professional development talk: Navigating a Professional Work Environment as a Woman Scientist
Kathy Prestridge
Extreme Fluids Team Leader
Los Alamos National Laboratory
3:15 PM Break
3:30 PM Talk: Women in film industry - Our presence in the art and technology of filmmaking
Carolina Jimenez Garcia
Hollywood special effects Vfx Artist in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Professional development
Panel 3 : Leading by Example
The workplace environment: the influence of ground bearing ideals; the influence management styles; the influence of the work environment, diverse and inclusive.
4:15 PM Close Out