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Women of Color (WoC) in STEM Summit

A Multicultural Experience

The WoC in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Summit is an event that unites and supports the diversity of women in science and engineering.

This opportunity provides women and gender non-conforming individuals with knowledge and experiences that will enhance their STEM educational journey and career goals.

Friday, May 17, 2024

1:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
Alder Hall

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Promote equity in STEM

At the WoC STEM Summit, students from the UW will participate in conversations promoting equity in STEM alongside industry and academic supporters.

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Explore and engage

Participants will explore ideas around identity, and gain essential skills and insights to navigate and thrive academically and through their careers.


Summit schedule

1:00 - 1:30 p.m.


1:30 - 1:45 p.m.

Opening and Welcome

1:45 - 2:45 p.m.

Summit Panel Discussion

Unpacking the Barriers Many Women of Color Experience in STEM Fields

2:45 - 3:00 p.m.

Coffee Break

3:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Summit Panel Discussion

Overcoming the Barriers for Women of Color in STEM Fields

4:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Informal Networking


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Summit speakers

We are grateful to our partners

WE Rise is dedicated to supporting and advancing women and nonbinary students in the College of Engineering.

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LSAMP supports underrepresented students pursuing a bachelor’s degree in STEM.

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The Sisterhood Initiative provides the opportunity for undergraduates who identify as women of color at UW to come together as a community of scholars.

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Note on ADA accommodations/accessibility

The University of Washington is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation contact the Disability Services Office at least ten days in advance at: 206.543.6450/V, 206.543.6452/TTY, 206.685.7264 (FAX), or e-mail at