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2018 Women in Science & Engineering Conference
Engaged. Empowered. Excellent.

Saturday, March 3, 2018
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Husky Union Building, UW Seattle Campus

Conference Schedule

The conference is sold out. Try registering for the waitlist.

Women in Science & Engineering Conference

The WiSE Conference is a celebration of women in engineering academics and careers. The day of educational and professional enrichment brings pre-college, undergraduate, and graduate students together with faculty, administrators, and professional women.

Keynote panelist portraitsKeynote Speakers »
Hear about opportunities and challenges for women in STEM from five brilliant, eminent engineers, scholars, and businesswomen.

Guests gathered for discussion at WiE conference workshopWorkshops in Professional and Personal Development
Attend workshops designed specifically for the high school student, university student, and professional.
schedule | workshop descriptions | speaker information

students chatting with employers at WiSE Conference Career Resource FairCareer 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.

Marie Curie film imageClosing Program
Film screening of "Humanity Needs Dreamers: A Visit with Marie Curie," moderated by filmmaker Jen Myronuk with scholar and performer Susan Marie Frontczak via Skype (see flyer)


Welcome to the 2018 WiSE Conference

As OMA&D recognizes its 50th anniversary this year, we also salute WiSE for its longstanding commitment to supporting women from all backgrounds who aspire to be our next generation of engineers, scientists and technology experts.

Creating a culture of excellence in STEM, or any field for that matter, requires a commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. That means cultivating opportunities — such as this conference — to empower all of you. The unique skills and talents that you offer are needed to innovate and sustain success in the workforce, today and in the future.

We hope the resources, knowledge and networking opportunities you receive today will continue to energize your academic and professional pursuits.

Rickey Hall
Vice President for Minority Affairs & Diversity
Chief Diversity Officer

At the College of Engineering, we recognize the importance of having a diverse student body and actively seek to recruit and retain female students throughout the College. Increasing the participation of women in engineering disciplines is an essential part of our mission, and the WiSE program is critical to this effort.

The WiSE conference provides an opportunity for women students at all levels, from high school to graduate school, to meet outstanding women faculty, alumni, and industry leaders. It’s a great way to learn more about the many career options in engineering and to connect with students and mentors throughout the region. I encourage you to remain involved with WiSE after the conference and to continue your excellent work in promoting the success of women in engineering.

Creating equal gender opportunities benefits the sciences and engineering. The WiSE program is central to our mission to recruit and retain female students in engineering. We know that WiSE works, the female students who participate in WiSE are three times more likely to be admitted to the departments of the UW College of Engineering. This conference is a great opportunity for high school and college students, faculty, alumni, and industry leaders to come together as a community.

Michael B. Bragg
Frank & Julie Jungers Dean of Engineering


I can offer them understanding, but only you can offer them identity. My students returned astounded with the possibilities of STEM. Eyes and doors were opened for this stellar group of young ladies.
—Stadium High School AP Physics Instructor Don Crider after a previous WiSE Conference

WiSE - 2018 Sponsors

2018 WiSE Sponsors

Thank you to the following 2018 WiSE sponsors, along with UW Engineering Student Academic Services and Diversity & Access.

Gold Sponsorship - $5,000 and up

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

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