The UB Women in STEM Cooperative (WiSC) was established in 2013 by an interdisciplinary coalition of women volunteers from across the University at Buffalo who pooled our resources together to benefit other women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Our mission is to bridge the STEM gender gap through cultural inclusion and educational opportunity. Learn more about WiSC.
This year’s theme is Helping STEM Students Thrive in 2021 and Beyond. The COVID-19 virus situation has affected us in many different ways and continues to do so. What does the future look like and how do we move forward? We will explore these topics and ways to support, encourage and build community to move forward.
November 18, 2021
Lynne Ann Molter, Ph.D., Professor and Interim Chair, Department of Engineering, Swarthmore College
Eleonora Botta, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University at Buffalo
Evangeline Cummings, MS, Assistant Provost and Director of University of Florida Online, at the University of Florida, Harvard Alumni
This year’s theme is Supporting Women in STEM in 2020. The result of the onset of the COVID-19 virus has affected us in many different ways. We will explore these topics and ways to support, encourage and build a community to move forward. Those who register will receive a recording.
February 18, 2021
Dr. Patrice Prusko, Harvard
Dr. Prusko is the Associate Director, Learning Design, Teaching and Learning Lab at the Harvard University Graduate School of Education. She will present her related research on this topic.
This will be followed by an interactive session with questions to explore individual experiences.
Overall themes and solutions will be formulated from these experiences.
Oct 22, 2020
Tanya Joosten, Ph.D., Director of Digital Learning Research and Development at the University at Wisconsin Milwaukee.
Catherine Cooke-Cottone, Ph.D., Professor of Counseling, School and Educational Psychology at the University at Buffalo
Lauren Hay, Ph.D. Student, studying Elementary Particle Physics at the University at Buffalo
Nov 19, 2020
Nancy Campos, Ph.D., Director of AMP;/C-STEP at SUNY New Paltz.
Simone Ragland, LCSW, Executive Director of WNY STEM HUB.
Elizabeth "Betsy" Rodriguez, LCSW
Director of EOP at the University at Buffalo.
Alexis Stokes, LCSW, Director of Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging, School of Engineering, Harvard University.
This year’s theme is Adult Learning Pathways. The demographics of our students are changing, the avenues that they travel are many and varied. We will explore these pathways and the various ways these students needs can be met to help them succeed and achieve their goals. Those who register will receive a recording.
Nov 2, 2019
Dina Refki, DA, Clinical Associate Professor Public Administration & Policy, Director of the Center for Women in Government & Civil Society at the University at Albany.
Blige Avci, MA, Research Associate & Program Coordinator at the University at Albany.
Ashley Stenzel, Ph.D. student, at Cancer Sciences at Roswell Park at the University at Buffalo.
November 7, 2018
Thomas J Tobin, Program Area Director for Distance Teaching & Learning, University at Wisconsin.
Matin "Marty" Samuels, Associate Director for Science at at Harvard University.
Roberta "Robin" Sullivan, Teaching and Learning Strategist, Educational Services Team at the University at Buffalo.
October 11, 2017
Lynne A. Molter, ScD, Swarthmore College
Julia Thom Levy, PhD, Cornell University
Elisabeth Etopio, PhD, University at Buffalo
Richard Lamb, PhD, University at Buffalo
January 10, 2018
Jeanne L. Narum, Learning Spaces Collaboratory
Xin Li, Associate University Librarian, Cornell University
Camille Andrews, Emerging Literacies Libraries, Cornell University
Rebecca Rotundo, MA, University at Buffalo
Lisa Stephens, PhD, Office of the SUNY Provost