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


WISE Speaker: Kelly Mack, Ph.D.

Thursday, March 15, 2018
Time and Location: TBD
Hosts: Kelly Mack, Ph.D. Vice President and Executive Director, Project Kaleidoscope, Office of Undergraduate Science Education (PKAL/STEM), AAC&U
Topic: TBD

WISE Journal Club (with lunch!)

Friday, February 16, 2018
Time and Location: TBD
Hosts: Kim Coble, Associate Professor of Physics & Astronomy, SF State and Aparna Venkatesan, Associate Professor of Physics & Astronomy, USF
Topic: "Double jeopardy in astronomy and planetary science: Women of color face greater risks of gendered and racial harassment" Clancy et al., 2017

Lunch will be provided

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2018 SF State Faculty Retreat

Thursday, January 18, 2018
9-5pm - J. Paul Leonard Library
Topic: Celebrating the Public University: Fostering Success in Times of Uncertainty

Join your colleagues for a stimulating program celebrating SF State communities of sanity and well-being; communities of research and creative work; teaching communities; and SF State in the larger community.

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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