|Another semester full of exciting WiSTEM events is coming your way! Here’s what’s on the docket:
WiSTEM Wednesdays: Join WSU students and faculty from all around the university for casual conversations about what it’s like to be in STEM while female. (Also, cookies.) WiSTEM Wednesdays meet in Eastlick 171 from 4-5pm about once a month.Save these dates: February 15th, March 15th, April 12
WiSTEM Wisdom Coffee Klatsch: In late March, we’re planning to gather a gaggle of extraordinary WSU women in STEM for an afternoon of stories and advice, plus space for WiSTEMmers to ask those burning questions. Mentors, meet mentees; mentees, meet your future.
Save this date: Thursday, March 30th 3-5pm
WiSTEM Workshops: Topics we’re working up: Packaging yourself for the job market! Keeping your marbles when the books and the labs and the research and the lifes all stack up at once! Self-advocacy and understanding implicit bias!
Dates TBD. Watch your email.
Scientista: WSU undergrads, have you SEEN this excellent club?? Dedicated to “Giving communities of women in STEM more visibility and resources,” it’s an awesome way to get involved. The first meeting of the semester is TONIGHT (Jan. 31) @ 4:00 in Eastlick 171
Let’s See, Let’s See, What Else: We’ll be developing wistem.wsu.edu into a more, uh, robust space (it’s still the place to go for email signups, though — tell your friends) and working on our social media (https://www.facebook.com/WSUWiSTEM/)… OH AND ALSO,
We Want Your Voice! The purpose of the WiSTEM initiative is to create opportunity and community for WSU Science, Tech, Engineering and Math people with a focus on the female. Upon our launch in fall 2016, we discovered there’s a LOT of interest on the Pullman campus (we got the First Lady on a panel! We partnered with English and the Common Reading Program! We even got funding from the Provost!), which was super exciting…
But. WiSTEM is a baby as far as university-wide initiatives go. So help us grow by telling us: What do YOU think WSU can do to better support our women in STEM? What can WiSTEM do for you?
Ponder it and watch your email — we’re working on a survey we’ll send out shortly.
That’s all for today, WiSTEMmers. Hope your semester is off to a terrific start! Questions, comments, etc, can come to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Yours in the year of the Rooster,
The WiSTEM Team