Current Students

2017 WiSE Conference Schedule

Conference attendees enjoy presentations and workshops, plus a networking lunch and career resource fair.

All events take place on the UW Seattle campus in the Husky Union Building (HUB).

Schedule at a Glance (February 18, 2017)

Plenary and workshop sessions | Session speaker biographies

8:15 Check-in/Registration
First Floor – “The Main Street”
8:30 Pre-Conference Presentation: The UW Collective Improv Group
North Ballroom – 211A

Welcome & Keynote Presentation
North Ballroom – 211A
No Ceiling, No Limits: Strong Foundation

Naria K. Santa Lucia portraitNaria K. Santa Lucia »
Executive Director, Washington State Opportunity Scholarship


Plenary Sessions »
HUB Meeting Rooms

  1. Amazon and Customer Obsession
  2. Creating Your Career Binder
  3. Diversity, Bioethics, and Empowerment in STEM
  4. Navigating Your Career as an Engineer
  5. Prototype an App in a Fast Paced Design Workshop
  6. A View from the Top: Succeeding in Small Companies
11:50 Career Resource Fair
First Floor – “The Main Street”
12:00 Lunch
North Ballroom 211A

Workshop Session #1 »
HUB Meeting Rooms

  1. Gameplan 101: How to Kickoff Your Career in Tech
  2. Have You Googled Yourself Lately? Why Social HR Matters
  3. Keeping Sane: Work-Life Balance Through Your Career
  4. Started From the Bottom, Now I'm Here: How STEM Mentoring Can Change Your Life
  5. Transfer Students and the Search for Scholarships: UW, Local, and National Scholarships for the Future Husky
  6. UCD Charrette: A Hands-On Introduction to User Centered Design
  7. Where are the People Like Me? Examining the Factors that can Impact Cracking the Ceiling

Workshop Session #2 »
HUB Meeting Rooms

  1. Crush Your Coding with Facebook
  2. Funding Your Future: Local and National Scholarships for Undergrads in STEM
  3. Internships Can Break the Ceiling, and We'll Show You How to Get Them
  4. Overcome Gender Bias: Mentoring and Other Strategies for Career Development
  5. Peering into the Crystal Ball: Preparing for New Fields in Science
  6. “Tell Me About Yourself” Get to Know Your Strengths and How to Articulate Them

Closing Program with Keynote Panel
North Ballroom – 211A
The United State of Women: Changing Tomorrow … Today

head shots of all 5 panelists

Colleen Aubrey »
Director of Self-Service Performance Advertising Products, Amazon

Linda Ng Boyle »
Professor and Chair, Industrial & Systems Engineering, UW College of Engineering

Jenna P. Carpenter »
Founding Dean and Professor of Engineering, Campbell University

Sheila Edwards Lange »
President, Seattle Central Community College

Uzma Siddiqi »
Principal Engineer of Technology Innovation Group, Seattle City Light

Moderator: Gail Cornelius »
Director of the Engineering Career Center, University of Washington

5:00 WiSE Conference ends

Please note, the schedule is subject to change.

WiSE - Sponsors

2017 WiSE Sponsors

Thank you to the following organizations that are 2017 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