Women in STEM event addresses pay gap, overcoming barriers
May 9, 2018
Faculty, staff and graduate students will gather for the fifth Empowering Women in Science and Engineering (EWISE) symposium on Wednesday, May 23, in Stocking Hall. The all-day symposium is open to graduate students, postdoctoral associates, researchers and faculty members.
“This is an excellent networking opportunity to bring individuals committed to supporting women in STEM [science, technology, engineering, math] together to participate in professional development workshops, to learn from one another and from invited speakers, and to celebrate achievements,” said Sara Xayarath Hernández, associate dean for the Graduate School Office of Inclusion and Student Engagement.
Hernández organized the first EWISE symposium in 2007, when she was with Diversity Programs in Engineering. She said the climate for women in STEM fields is improving, but challenges remain. The symposium is designed to give attendees opportunities to learn from those with diverse experiences and perspectives.