First WISE event for 2018-2019

Welcome to 2018-2019 WISE. Megan, Amy, and I are really excited to be co-leaders this year. We didn’t find out until Sept that we were going to lead WISE, so we are off to a slow start. We will have one event this semester and three events next semester.

Our goal through WISE is to provide professional development and networking opportunities for women on campus. Our vision statement is:

Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) is the central hub connecting women involved in teaching and research on campus.  We strive to facilitate meaningful professional development by building strong peer-to-peer teams and networks that allow women to quickly, positively and productively meet their full potential as researchers and teachers. Our activities focus on connecting women from diverse departments and across career stages to each other as well as to the university community and administration. WISE will organize and host activities and workshops to provide social interaction, networking and basic skills needed for success in academia.  WISE will also support activities led by members focused on specific issues or barriers faced by women on campus.

This semester, you are invited to a luncheon on Thurs Nov 29 from 11:30-1 in MUB Ballroom A1. Our speaker will be Provost Jackie Huntoon. We will have about 30 minutes available for a Q&A session with Provost Huntoon to better understand the current direction of Michigan Tech. If you would like to submit an anonymous question ahead of time, please use the link here. Although registration is not required, we would like you to register here so that we can make sure we have enough food for everyone! If you have trouble with the links, they can be found below.

We look forward to a great year with WISE. We hope you can join us.