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.

We look forward to seeing registered participants at the 2015 Women in Science & Engineering Conference on Saturday, February 28, 2015 on the UW Seattle Campus. Registration is now closed.

flyer and link for 2015 WiSE Conference

2015 Featured Speakers

Rear Admiral Annie B. Andrews

Commander, Navy Recruiting Command

Annie B. Andrews 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.

Julie Larson-Green

Microsoft Chief Experience Officer, Applications and Services Group

Julie Larson-Green 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.

Highlights from Previous Years

keynote speaker at WiE conferenceWorkshops in professional and personal development »
Attend workshops designed specifically for the high school, college/university student and professional.
Guests gathered for discussion at WiE conference workshopCareer Resource Fair
Network and meet with employers of engineering and science graduates, talk to friends and representatives from engineering and science departments and UW community.
Guests enjoying lunch at WiE conferenceNetworking Lunch
Enjoy a catered lunch and plenty of time to network with employers, faculty and students.

2015 WiSE Sponsors

Thank you to the following organizations that are 2015 WiSE sponsors, along with Engineering Student Academic Services.

Gold Sponsorship - $5,000 and up

UW Engineering logo

Silver Sponsorship - $2,500 to $4,999

Boeing corporation logo HDR logo

Hotwire logo Microsoft logo

Bronze Sponsorship - $1,000 to $2,499

UW Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity (OMA&D)  logo Qualcomm corporation logo Navy logo Weyerhaeuser logo

Friends of WiSE

Millennium Space Systems
Sandia National Laboratories
UW ADVANCE Center for Institutional Change
UW Women's Center


Levels and benefits of sponsorship   |   Current year sponsors