The WE2 Network Book Club invites network members, students and alumni to joins us for a regularly scheduled book club with virtual video call discussions every few months. Genres include memoir, self-help, business, historical fiction, and science fiction. The books are chosen for their themes on gender, diversity in STEM and the workforce, advancing technology, energy crisis, women in leadership, intersectionality and identity, and other important topics for women in energy and engineering fields.
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Contact our Program Manager Sara Neiss you are interested in joining the Book Club, and back on this page for updates on this event.
For this Book Club event there will also be a virtual viewing party of the movie adaptation of the book. This is to increase turnout to our discussions. Everyone is welcome to attend ONE or BOTH events. Also note that we are moving events to 7:00pm EDT start time to try to accommodate more schedules. It is encouraged to bring you dinner or snacks to the virtual events!
MOVIE: “The Midnight Sky” on Netflix
VIRTUAL VIEWING PARTY: Wednesday May 19, 2021 at 7:00pm EDT (5:00 pm MT)
Must have access to Netflix and the Teleparty Chrome Extension to Attend
DISCUSSION DATE: Tuesday May 25, 2021 at 7:00 pm EDT (5:00 pm MT)
“Augustine, a brilliant, aging astronomer, is consumed by the stars. For years he has lived in remote outposts, studying the sky for evidence of how the universe began. At his latest posting, in a research center in the Arctic, news of a catastrophic event arrives. The scientists are forced to evacuate, but Augustine stubbornly refuses to abandon his work. Shortly after the others have gone, Augustine discovers a mysterious child, Iris, and realizes the airwaves have gone silent. They are alone. At the same time, Mission Specialist Sullivan is aboard the Aether on its return flight from Jupiter. The astronauts are the first human beings to delve this deep into space, and Sully has made peace with the sacrifices required of her: a daughter left behind, a marriage ended. So far the journey has been a success, but when Mission Control falls inexplicably silent, Sully and her crew mates are forced to wonder if they will ever get home”
Themes for Discussion: Isolation, Uncertainty of the Future, Women in Leadership, Team Management Strategies
DISCUSSION EVENT ZOOM LINK
LAST BOOK DISCUSSION:
Last event was in March 2021 where we discussion the book “Alchemy of Us: How Humans and Matter Transformed One Another'” by Ainissa Ramirez, where we focused on ethics in engineering, parallel evolution of technology and racism, and the importance of interdisciplinary knowledge and cooperation (arts and sciences, physical and social sciences, etc.). You will notice that this is of a very different genre, though with some parallel themes. The WE2 Book Club plans to alternate genres and writing styles and we will all broaden our experienced together. Notes from March 2021 Discussion – Alchemy of Us