In order to reach our goal of fostering a welcoming environment for underrepresented individuals in science and engineering, the WISE executive board has voted to change our name to Allies for Minorities and Women in Science and Engineering— or AM_WISE. We hope this name will better reflect our intentions for this group to be a place where both women and men, underrepresented individuals or otherwise, come together to support women and underrepresented minorities in science and engineering fields. Thank you for your continued support.
Make sure to check out WISE’s upcoming diversity symposium! We’re so excited to host Dr. Jaleh Rezaie and Dr. Ruthie Lyle on February 10th and 17th when they will discuss strategies for mentoring double minorities in STEM fields. Make sure to register for this exciting event!
Congratulations to the Executive Board of WISE for 2017! The members of WISE voted to elect Chelsea Bartram, Leah Bowers, Gulden Othman, and Megan Schutzbach as the new board. Stay tuned to learn what exciting things the board has planned for the next year!
Congratulations to the new UNC WISE Executive Board for 2016! At our December meeting we voted to elect Stephanie Murray, Cortney Cavanaugh, and Gulden Othman to serve on this year’s board. We are looking forward to what’s ahead this year!
WISE will be holding elections for the 2016 Executive Board during the December meeting. Three nominations for the board were accepted and each candidate has provided a vision statement for their involvement with WISE for the upcoming year. (You can click on each nominee’s name below to access her vision statement.) We encourage everyone to read through these statements before attending the December WISE meeting, to be held Monday December 14th at 6 pm in Venable 2204.
In alphabetical order, the candidates are:
Hello WISE Members!
Our October meeting was last week, and we had a great discussion on the current statistics of women and underrepresented minorities in STEM, focusing specifically on hiring biases. Check out the awesome and informative slides created by Kyle, and see the three main papers we talked about:
- “Trends in Ph.D. Productivity and Diversity in Top-50 U.S. Chemistry Departments: An Institutional Analysis” (J . Chem. Educ.)
- “Science faculty’s subtle gender biases favor male students” (PNAS)
- “National hiring experiments reveal 2:1 faculty preference for women on STEM tenure track” (PNAS)
See you next month!
WISE is excited to be co-sponsoring the upcoming UNC Women in Science Wikipedia Edit-a-thon on April 16 from 6-10PM. You don’t need to stay for the entire event, and no Wikipedia editing experience is required! Anyone interested (community and outside community members) are encouraged to register for the event online. More information can be found on the event page.