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2010 WISE Conference

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2010 Women in Science and Engineering Conference
April 30, 2010
Texas State University, San Marcos TX


The College of Science hosted its first Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) Conference on Friday, April 30, 2010.

2010 Conference Theme: "Moving women in science and engineering into the fast lane - that's WISE!"

This one-day event provided a forum for science outreach and education, networking, and showcasing faculty and student research interests. Thank you to all of our alumni, students, and faculty who joined us in celebration of women in science and engineering at Texas State University!


2010 Conference Chair
Dr. Dana Garcia
Texas State University
College of Science and Engineering, Dept. of Biology


2010 Keynote Address

Ms. Susan B Crumrine
Southwest Research Institute
Vice President, Automation and Data Systems Division
B.S., Computer Science, Southwest Texas State University, 1977
Ms. Crumrine Bio and Keynote Address


2010 Student Poster Session Winners

Congratulations to our poster session and scholarship award recipients for their fine academic and research performance!

First place:
Jennifer Griffin - "Phosphatidylinositol 3-Kinase mediates the ability of retinol to inhibit colon cancer cell invasion in vitro";  Jennifer N. Griffin and Michelle A. Lane, Department of Family and Consumer Sciences, Nutrition and Foods Program, Texas State University-San Marcos

Second place:
Kevyn Hartgrove - "Functional characterization of SAUR proteins in Arabidopsis thaliana";  Kevyn Hartgrove, Karly Raymer, Amarah Ulghani, Brian Boyd, Sunethra Dharmasiri and Nihal Dharmasiri, Department of Biology, Texas State University-San Marcos

Third place:
Jacqueline Ma - "Sperm priming, 11-ketotestosterone, and male mate preference in Poecilia mexicana";  Jacqueline Ma, Andrea Aspbury, and Caitlin Gabor, Department of Biology, Texas State University- San Marcos


2010 Scholarship Award Recipients
Danielle Faurie: Women's Giving Circle-WISE Scholarship
Nirmala Karunarathna: Women's Giving Circle-WISE Scholarship
Jacqueline Ma: Women's Giving Circle-WISE Scholarship
Elizabeth Oyeyipo: SwRI Women in Science and Engineering Scholarship

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2010 Conference Sponsors

College of Science

Ingram School of Engineering

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Rothe Development, Inc.

Southwest Research Institute

Women's Giving Circle

Women in Science Initiative

Bio-Link Scientific

2010 WISE Conference Planning Committee

Dana García, PhD, Professor, Department of Biology - Conference Chair

Debra Feakes, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Heather Galloway, PhD, Director, University Honors Program and Professor, Department of Physics

Susan Romanella, MA, Director, H-LSAMP Scholars Program, College of Science

Stephen Seidman, PhD, Dean - College of Science

Cecilia Temponi, PhD, Professor, McCoy College of Business and Ingram School of Engineering