Women in Science & Engineering Conference
The WiSE conference is a day devoted to celebrate women in engineering academics and careers. The day-long event offers educational and professional enrichment, bringing pre-college, undergraduate and graduate students together with faculty, administrators, and professional women.
Thanks to all who attended the 2015 Women in Science & Engineering Conference in February! We will post photos from the conference lectures, lunch, and workshops soon. In the meantime, photos from the photo booth are available in the 2015 WiSE Conference Photobooth Dropbox.
2015 Featured Speakers
Rear Admiral Annie B. Andrews
Commander, Navy Recruiting Command
Annie Andrews is the Navy's top recruiter, responsible for the recruitment of 40,000 personnel annually. Her areas of expertise include manpower, personnel, recruiting, training and education. Previously, she served as commanding officer of Boston Military Entrance Processing Station, Navy Recruiting District San Francisco, and Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, where she led training efforts for over 100,000 Sailors for worldwide Fleet assignment and was instrumental in the Navy's only immersive simulator trainer commissioning. She was recognized with the Chief of Naval Operations Stars and Stripes Award for outstanding leadership in 2013.
Due to a schedule conflict, we have a new featured speaker from Microsoft.
Microsoft Chief Experience Officer, Applications and Services Group
Julie Larson-Green is a leader in user interface design and a pioneer in product development and engineering. A national thought-leader in computing and technology, she is one of the highest ranking women leaders in software and hardware engineering at Microsoft. Julie led the development of the Office 2007 UI known as the “ribbon” menu to provide users with a contextually relevant and user-friendly experience across the Microsoft suite of products.
Julie is passionate about future generations learning to code as a part of education curricula because the ability to apply coding fundamentals is increasingly becoming an important skill in every job. She works with schools to build programs to include coding basics as a part of their core curricula.