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Welcome to WISE 2017

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This year’s conference theme:  A Shared Experience

Greetings from the Chair!

Forty years ago when I was an undergraduate, I found myself to be the only female in all of my advanced physics classes; it is not surprising as I was the third female in the history of the college to receive a BS in physics.

Today's women have a stronger and growing representation in technical fields. Yet, we are still in the minority, and it is not uncommon to feel alone and without a community. The 2017 WISE conference will bring together all who support women in STEM fields to share, experience, and celebrate as a community.

WISE embraces the 2017 Texas State University Plan and is guided by its shared collection of values: a diversity of people and ideas, a spirit of inclusiveness, a global perspective, and a sense of community as essential conditions for campus life. The 2017 WISE conference highlights a vital piece of this diversity – women in science and engineering – and we invite you to join us for a day of inspiration and community.

Hope to see you there!

~ Susan

Dr. Susan Holtz
Chair, 2017 WISE Conference

For inquiries regarding the 2017 WISE conference, please contact me!

Committee Department/Affiliation Institution
Joyce Anderson Physics Texas State
Glynda Betros Mathematics Texas State
Wendi David Chemistry Texas State
Caitlin Gabor Biology Texas State
Mary Beth Harper Biology Texas State
Jennifer Irvin Chemistry Texas State
Jennifer Jensen Geography Texas State
Maureen Lemke Biology Texas State
Lucy Lu Computer Science Texas State
Aparajita Sengupta Physics Texas State
Yihong Chen Ingram School of Engineering Texas State
Heather Galloway Physics Texas State
Dana Garcia Biology Texas State
Clara Novoa Ingram School of Engineering Texas State
Susan Romanella College of Science & Engineering Texas State
Toni Sauncy Physics Texas Lutheran University
Alejandra Sorto Mathematics Texas State
BJ Spencer Engineering Technology Texas State

Please visit our conference pages to learn more about WISE 2017.