WISE Events

WISE | Women in Science and Engineering


WISE luncheons offer an opportunity for SF State faculty and staff to gather and discuss their experiences as women in STEM fields with each other and guest speakers


4th Annual Women's Emerging Leadership Forum

Thursday, November 02, 2017

The Women's Emerging Leadership Forum has become a gathering for women who are new to leadership, want to rise into a leadership role, or who want to hone their leadership skills and network with other women leaders.

The forum will be held on November 2-3, 2017 at the College of Business Downtown campus.

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SFSU NSF ADVANCE Faculty Service Survey Preliminary Results & Discussion

Monday, October 30, 2017
12-2 pm – Faculty Commons (LIB 286)
Hosts: NSF ADVANCE Team - Sue Rosser, Carmen Domingo, Nancy Gerber, Diane Harris, and Sally Pasion

Lunch will be provided

WISE Lunch Break with VP of Finance Ann Sherman

Monday, October 02, 2017
12 -2 pm (Lib 286)
Hosts: Darleen Franklin & Linda Chen, Department of Biology
Topic: Women in Leadership

Lunch will be provided

WISE Lunch Break

Monday, September 18, 2017
12:30 -2 pm (Blakeslee Room TH1001)
Hosts: Carmen Domingo, Interim COSE Dean, & Sally Pasion, Department of Biology
Topic: Welcome to FALL 2017! Faculty and staff luncheon

Lunch will be provided

Winter Book Club – “Lab Girl” by Hope Jahren

Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Hosts: Brinda Govindan, Lecturer, Biology and Holly Harris, Lecturer, Biology

"Lab Girl" is the memoir of a geobiologist which seamlessly blends the story of her life and career along with the science of the plants and soil she studies. Her journey describes struggles with funding, politics, relationships, and manic depression. At its heart, this is an inspiring tale of self-discovery and resilience and a beautiful portrait of a scientific partnership.
• Lunch will be provided

WISE Journal Club

Wednesday, June 14, 2017
Hosts: Pleuni Pennings, Karen Crow, Jane DeWitt

Did you ever feel like your teaching evaluations are more negative than they should be? Turns out you are probably right. Recent research shows that female professors are rated more negatively than male professors. We would like to invite you to a journal club / lunch meeting to discuss papers on the issue of gender bias in teaching evaluations. We will also strategize together on how to change RTP policy in departments to reduce reliance on SETE as the only indication of effective teaching.

Lunch will be provided

WISE Luncheon with Dr. Beth Mitchneck, University of Arizona, School of Geography and Development PRESENTATION: Recipe for Change: A Faculty Perspective

Thursday, March 09, 2017

Check this Perspective from Science in 2016 -- A recipe for change: Creating a more inclusive academy

Distinguished Lecture Series featuring Dr. Carolyn Porco

Monday, April 18, 2016
Hosts: Adrienne Cool, Physics & Astronomy

Dr. Carolyn Porco is renowned for leading the imaging science team on the Cassini mission currently in orbit around Saturn.

WISE Lunch and Lecture featuring Provost Sue Rosser: "Breaking into the Lab Revisited"

Tuesday, March 15, 2016
Hosts: Megumi Fuse, Biology

11:30-1:00pm, Faculty Commons LIB 286

WISE Affinity Group Meeting at the 2016 Faculty Research and Creative Activities Retreat

Monday, January 25, 2016
Hosts: Carmen Domingo, Biology
  • Introductions 
  • Overview of NSF ADVANCE grant funding: Sue Rosser
  • Update on submitted NSF ADVANCE IT Catalyst proposal
  • Background SFSU Faculty data: Nancy Gerber
  • Proposed Objective 1: Evaluate the role of women and women of color faculty in the sciences/social sciences with regard to service and its subsequent impact on career advancement. Carmen Domingo
  • Proposed Objective 2: Build a community of women and women of color faculty in the sciences/social sciences that will help promote their career advancement at SF State. Diane Harris
  • Participant Discussion
  • Discussion on “Invisible Labor”: Sally Passion
  • Looking forward: WISE planned events: Megumi Fuse