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Women In Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (WIU-WIS)

Providing Opportunities in Research and Scholarly Activities for Women

The mission of the WIU Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (WIU-WIS) is to foster research and scholarly activities, to provide opportunities and to encourage the advancement of women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines. A successful and productive academic and research career for young women is cultivated by a strong network of mentors/advisors and collaborators. WIU-WIS connects female students in the College of Arts and Sciences majoring in Biology, Clinical Laboratory Science, Chemistry, Forensic Chemistry, Geology, Mathematics, Meteorology and Physics with research advisors and WIS faculty mentors. Our goal is for these connections to foster personal and professional developments that will attract young women to the STEM disciplines and keep them in STEM fields for life.


WIS Student Organization Meetings

Date: Meets every Tuesday of the regular semester
Place: Currens Conference Room (Currens 210)
Time: 5:00 p.m.

WIU STEM Program for Regional Girl Scouts

Date: Saturday, February 25, 2023
Additional information will be posted as it becomes available.

Contact

Dr. Rose McConnell, Chemistry Department Chair
Phone: (309) 298-1538
Email: RM-Mcconnell@wiu.edu

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WIU Scholarship Winner - Katherine Rexroad

Katherine Rexroad, WIS Scholoarship Winner

Katherine's thesis research involved tracking southern flying squirrels using radio telemetry at the Alice Kibbe Biological Sciences Station in Warsaw, IL. She was examining the effects of habitat fragmentation, parasite infection, and testosterone level on flying squirrel habitat use and spatial distribution. She utilized the WIU Women in Science scholarship to purchase an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay for testosterone.

Women in Science at a Recruiting Events

Women in Science Students at a Recruiting Event Women in Science Students at a Recruiting Event

Arts & Crafts Social Activity for the LLC and WIS Dormitory Floors

Arts & Crafts Social Activity for the LLC and WIS Dormitory Floors