UW WiSE Conference 2017- Campus Invitation

The UW WiSE program is pleased to be hosting the annual WiSE Conference. The WiSE program and conference strives to empower women studying and/or pursuing their future and present careers within the engineering, technology and science fields to discover new and diverse opportunities, identify personal strengths, and energize their dreams and motivation to embark on new academic and professional ventures.

No Ceiling. No Limit
Saturday, February 18, 2017
UW Seattle Campus – The HUB

Submit Your Proposal!

Proposals for workshop and presentation are now being accepted. I extend an invitation to our UW advising and academic community to submit a proposal on an engaging topic and/or area that you and/or a team of your department, college or cross campus associates or colleagues would like to educate and share with our current and future WiSE.

Proposals are invited centered around science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education, fields of research, best practices and initiatives that advance cultures of inclusion and diversity so that ALL in engineering can thrive.

Submission and Notification Schedule
November 21st – December 21st                         Submit Proposals @ http://tinyurl.com/WiSEConf16prop 

(encounter server or browser problems – copy and paste https://catalyst.uw.edu/webq/survey/wisecat/318640)

December 12th – December 23rd                                 Email Notices of Acceptance of Proposals to Submitter (rolling review & acceptance till filled)

Four Proposal Formats
Proposals are invited from speakers (individual or panels) in the format of workshops sessions, research presentations and/or showcase.

Submissions in each of these session formats should align with one of the following four distinct tracks:

  1. The Scholarship of STEM
    • academics for the undergraduate and/or graduate scholar, strategies and skills for pursuing the engineering/science major, research, identifying the right  direction and major, etc.
  2. Career Enhancement  and Professional Enrichment
    • the transition from school to work, work & life balance and management, personal talent development, communication skills (social media, branding, marketing skills), knowing and negotiating financial worth, work or graduate school, opportunities and careers in academia, etc.
  3. Entrepreneur, Innovation and Diversification in Engineering, Science and Technology
    • current trends and directions, new technology development, startup vs established, careers in public service, project management,  government and/or military, etc.
  4. Cultural Transformation and Advocacy:  Championing inclusion and diversity for change in the STEM Culture
    • gender  challenges and opportunities, identifying hot topics of workplace diversity and globalization, social change in the work force, skills and strategies for promoting and broadening inclusion, the unconscious bias behavior, the data of engineering education, etc.

Thank you for your participation in supporting the pipeline of Women in STEM.


“Many people are good at talking about what they are doing, but in fact do little. Others do a lot but don’t talk about it; they are the ones who make a community live.”  

Jean Vanier, Community & Growth


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