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WSU women in science and technology celebrated with week of events

WiSTEM celebration art for WSU’s Week of Women in STEM.

Washington State University will hold a series of events systemwide to celebrate women in science, technology and math, March 18‑21.

Organizers of WSU’s Week of Women in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) aim to inspire students as well as bring them together with professionals for networking, mentoring and professional development.

Following is a list of events (* designates an event will be streamed to all campuses) hosted on various campuses:


  • Work & Wellness Discussion*, Avery 111, noon–1 p.m., March 19
    • Braving the Wilderness
    • Sponsored by the Association of Faculty Women and the Graduate and Professional Student Association
  • Panel on Smart Technology*, Goertzen 21, 4:30–5:30 p.m., March 19
    • In collaboration with Common Reading
    • Maureen Schmitter‑Edgecombe (psychology), Diane Cook (computer science), and Shelly Fritz (nursing)
  •  Dinner with a Scientist/Engineer, Chinook 150, 6–8 p.m., March 19
    • Free for students
    • Students should register via Handshake
  • Salary Negotiation workshop*, Spark 327, noon–1 p.m., March 20
  • Boeing Career Development Lecture*, Spark 335, 4–5 p.m., March 21
    • Sue Paish, chief project engineer, Boeing Commercial Airplanes
  •  Women’s Center at University of Idaho, 6–7 p.m., March 21
    • Franchesca Ramsey, activist
    • International Ballroom, Bruce M. Pitman Center, University of Idaho

WSU Tri‑Cities

  • “Women of Hanford” Presentation and Panel Discussion*, 5–7 p.m., March 21
    • EAST 266, WSU Tri‑Cities campus
    • Presentation by Anna King, Northwest Public Broadcasting

WSU Everett

  • Roundtable*, Everett Building Rm 101, 12–1 p.m., March 18
    • Career Progression and Mobility in the Tech Sector
    • Speaker: Vidya Subramanian, Entrepreneur
  • Communications and STEM*, Everett Building Rm 101, 1–2 p.m., March 19
    • Michelle Mendoza, Regional Marketing Manager, Fluke Networks
  • EPIC (Electronic Health Record) Discussion and Demo, 2–4 p.m., March 19
    • Everett Building, Room 102
    • Cheryl Grohn, Director of Clinical Informatics, Providence Health Systems
  • TeleHealth Discussion and Demo*, Everett Building Rm 101, 2–4 p.m. March 19
    • Sarah Orth, Telehealth Program Manager, Seattle Children’s Hospital

WSU Spokane

  • #MeTooSTEM*, SBPS 101, 5–7 p.m., March 20
    • Sexual Assault Resource Fair

WSU Bremerton

  • Speaker: The Unwritten Rules for Corporate Women, 10–11 a.m., March 20
    • RBS Conference Room, WSU at Olympic College

All events during the week are free for students. Registration is required via Handshake for the Tuesday, March 19 dinner and for the salary negotiations workshop on Wednesday, March 20. For more information, visit the WiSTEM website.

The weeklong series of events is sponsored by Washington State University, PBS Engineering, Google, and Premera Blue Cross.


Media Contact:

  • Tina Hilding, communications director, Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture, 509‑335‑5095,

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