Opening Workshop - UW System Women and Science
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Women and Science Program

UW Oshkosh Campus
Halsey Science Center Room 121

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

Phone: (920) 424-7414

Opening Workshop

Chula Vista Resort in Wisconsin Dells

November 1-2, 2018

Registration will open in August, 2018

Every fall, the Women and Science Program brings new educators in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) together for a two-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.

Registration is by invitation only.

If you are a UW System new STEM faculty member within your first five years and have not received an invitation, please email



2018 Opening Workshop Schedule

Thursday, November 1

Chula Vista Conference Center, Rm GH

10:30 am Welcome
10:40-11:10 am Introductions and Icebreaker Activity
11:15-12:00 pm Best Practices in STEM Reflective Exercise
12:00-12:50 pm Lunch/Networking          (Rm I)
1:00-3:00 pm Heidi Nicholls, UW Oshkosh

Anthropology and Religious Studies Department

Best Practices in Inclusive Excellence

3:00-3:30 pm Break/Refreshments
3:30-5:00 pm Jennifer Wenner, UW Oshkosh

Department of Geology

Creative ways to encourage student engagement with STEM material (and each other) in large enrollment introductory courses


5:00-5:30 pm Disciplinary Working Groups
5:30 Break for room check-in
6:30-7:30 pm Dinner (Rm I)
7:30-8:30 pm Informal Networking Session *Optional*


Friday, November 2

     7:30-8:30 am Breakfast (Rm GH)



8:30-9:15 am Angela Kita, UW Madison,

Biomolecular Chemistry, School of Medicine and Public Health

Incorporation of research experiences into long-standing undergraduate laboratory course


9:15-10:00 am Sarah Orlofske, UW Stevens Point

Department of Biology

Critical Thinking in a Taxonomy Course: Insights from Animal Parasitology


10:00-10:30 am Coffee break /Check out
10:30-11:15 am Andrea Romero, UW Whitewater

Biological Sciences, Environmental Science, & Women’s and Gender Studies

Collaborative Learning in Introductory Biology Labs


11:15-11:30 am Workshop Evaluations
11:30-12:00 pm Lunch (Rm I)
12:00-1:00 pm Keynote Speaker

     Dr. Sylvia Carey-Butler

     Associate Vice Chancellor of the Office of  Inclusive Excellence

     UW Oshkosh

    Tools to Help Shift Bias: High Impact Practices


1:00-1:30 pm Workshop Closing