The Chapter Greater Boston of ASciNA serves scholars and scientists of the New England states Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont (Connecticut is part of the Greater New York Chapter). Regular meetings take place monthly at varying locations in the Boston metro area.
ASciNA Greater Boston is among the oldest regional groups embedded in the ASciNA network. Founded by Wolfgang Winkelmayer and Eva Schernhammer in 2001, it provides an intellectual and social platform to scholars and scientists from the many prestigious universities and colleges of the Massachusetts Bay Area such as Harvard University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Tufts University, Boston University, Northeastern University, Bentley College, as well as other research centered for-profit and non-for-profit institutions. Beyond the Metro Boston region, we serve members at diverse institutions in New England such as the University of Vermont (Burlington Campus), Brown University (RI), or Dartmouth University (NH). Currently, we have over 80 active members who have the opportunity to gather at the monthly meetings mostly held in Boston or Cambridge.
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Eva Fast, Lukas Landegger, Manuel Egele, Magdalena Klemun, Michael Fink und Susanne Strohmaier (ASCINA Greater Boston executive team). You can reach us at greater.boston[@]ascina.at.
The group meets every second Thursday of the month at varying locations in the Metro Boston area. It has become customary to begin the evening with a brief lecture of one of the members on her/his ongoing research. While a challenge for the presenter to deliver a scientific talk on her/his core research in a language that is understandable to fellow-scholars and scientists of a great variety of disciplines, this portion of the agenda has become particularly popular and enticing. Announcements and discussions on topics relevant to the local and national level of ASciNA follow. Traditionally, and very Austrian, we wrap up our meetings in a social fashion at a local pub or restaurant.