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About WiSTEM Week

About the Week of Women in STEM


2018 Keynote Speech by Gerri Martin-Flickinger

WSU’s Week of Women in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) aims to inspire students as well as bring them together with professionals for networking, mentoring, and professional development.

It is a week to celebrate, acknowledge, and inspire women in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Women remain underrepresented in all fields of STEM and are continually paid less than their male counterparts. Women can be credited for many accomplishments in science, but have historically been shadowed by male peers. While there are pioneers for women in the STEM fields like Jane Goodall, Rachel Carson, Mary Leakey, and Rosalind Franklin, young girls are still in dire need of role models in their everyday lives.

The week is designed to help Washington State University women in STEM gain the confidence they need to excel in their futures.