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Women in STEM Week

The second annual Women in STEM Week gave students opportunities to listen to inspiring alumni panelists and network with real professionals in the field.

“In science fields, they can be more male dominated and some of that gender discrimination comes through so it’s really important to attend these salary negotiations workshops or these women in STEM networking to give myself tips,” said master student in public health, Athena Lemon.

Two events throughout the week required a sign up prior to the event because of an unexpected popularity in events last year.

This is the first year that they could live stream all programs and events to all W-S-U campuses across the state.

The population of women in STEM at WSU continue to increase.

Out of 16 students, there are 14 women said teacher assistant for microbiology lab, Pooja Malhotra.

“I’m changing not only my own life but lives of future young girls wanting to go in STEM that don’t feel that they are capable because they don’t have a role model to look up to,” said genetics and cell biology major, Kylie Gutierrez.

Next year, they strive to have more sponsorship and more participation with not only students but with community members as well said director of internships and services for the Voiland College of Engineering, Sandi Brabb.


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