Beach Trip – Revere Beach Sand Sculpting Festival!

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WIC is organizing a trip to the Revere Beach National Sand Sculpting Festival this Sunday, June 20th. We will leave from the Kendall T stop at 10 am, and spend a few hours at the beach to check out all the sculptures (but you can stay as long as you like since we are taking public transportation). There will be food trucks and vendors at the festival but you can also bring your own food. If you plan on joining us, please email vinita@mit.edu with your phone number so that we know not to leave without you. Admission to the event is free. We hope you can join us for a fun day at the beach!

You can find more details at this website: http://www.nobomagazine.com/2014/07/17/schedule-entertainment-food-trucks-at-revere-beach-sand-sculpting-festival/

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Lunch Series: Lunch with Cathy Drennan

Introducing… a new WIC Lunch Series!

We are excited to announce and invite you to a new WIC lunch series with the female faculty in Chemistry! Each lunch will feature one professor, where it will be an open forum to get to know her better, hear about her journey, and discuss any topics of interest to the group. We do not have many opportunities to interact with the female faculty in an informal setting, so we hope you will all enjoy and take part in the lunch series!

Our first lunch will be with Cathy Drennan on Wednesday, June 11th from 12:30-1:30 pm in the Moore Room (6-321). Lunch will be provided, so if you would like to attend please RSVP by 5pm this Friday to wrhess@mit.edu. If you have any dietary restrictions, please let us know in your RSVP.

Come with questions and topics you would like to talk about!

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WIC visits Genzyme

WIC celebrates Pi(e) Day!

Genzyme Site Visit on April 9th

** Please note the date change to April 9th **

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We have an excellent opportunity to visit one of our local biotech neighbors, Genzyme, and learn more about bio-manufacturing and the biotechnology industry! The tour will be led by Paula O’Donnell, part of the Genzyme Allston Landing Senior Leadership Team and has a lot of experience in the industry. The tour will include the bioreactor suite and the quality control (QC) labs, and we will get to learn about Genzyme and the processes involved in making Cerezyme (the therapy produced on-site).

The site tour is scheduled for Wednesday, April 9th. If you would like to attend, please RSVP to wrhess@mit.edu by Friday, April 4th. The tour can accommodate a maximum of 20 people, so please RSVP to reserve your spot!

What: Site tour of Genzyme, Allston Landing Facilities
When: Wednesday, April 9th
Meet: 5:00 pm in Lobby 18
Transportation: 70/70A bus
Why: Learn more about the biotech industry, manufacturing,
and what chemists do at Genzyme!
Note: Space is limited, so please RSVP to wrhess@mit.edu.

We hope you can come, and let us know if you have any questions!

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