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Standing Together

The University of Wisconsin System Women and Science Program released our “Standing Together” statement highlighting our response to racism in STEM. Link to statement and resources


UW System Women’s & Gender Studies Consortium (WGSC) Statement regarding caregiving recommendations for Fall 2020 return to campus.

Please see this statement from the Women’s and Gender Studies Consortium regarding Caregiving Recommendations to UW System Campus Leaders, as the UW System campuses prepare to return to campus in Fall 2020. Posted on June 24, 2020

UW System Women and Science Program

Promoting excellence and diversity in STEM education

We envision a future in which education in the STEM disciplines is accessible and attractive to diverse students resulting in STEM fields enriched by diverse practitioners. The mission of the Women and Science Program is to attract and retain more women and minority students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) by promoting systematic changes in the ways that science and science education are regarded and carried out within the University of Wisconsin System, the Wisconsin community and beyond.

In particular, the program seeks to:

  • increase faculty expertise in inclusive and student-centered pedagogy;
  • promote science education that includes analysis of the social context in which science is practiced;
  • provide role models of women and minority STEM professionals, scholars, and educators;
  • promote campus & classroom climates that attract and retain women and minority students in STEM disciplines; and
  • foster collaborative communities for UW System STEM educators and students.

Due to the Covid 19 pandemic, the UW System Women and Science Program is accepting visitors by appointment only. Please email if you need to schedule an appointment. Our office will be closed winter break from Dec 23-Jan 1, 2021.

Women and Science Program

UW Oshkosh Campus
Halsey Science Center Room 121

8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Phone: (920) 424-7414

Annual Conference


The Spring Conference provides an opportunity for STEM educators and administrators to come together to share best practices and present recent findings about teaching to a diverse student audience. read more

Professional Development

Posters in the Rotunda

Every fall, the Women and Science Program brings new educators in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) together for a 2-day workshop. Workshop sessions focus on student-centered pedagogies, classroom and campus climate issues for underrepresented students, and active learning strategies as they apply to STEM. read more

Spotlight on Teaching and Learning


Women and Geology: Who Are We, Where Have We Come From, and Where Are We Going? A new book by contributing author and editor Beth A. Johnson, UW Fox Valley.  read more