WISE Events


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

Thursday, April 23, 2015
Topic: “Networking in the 21st century; From SF State to Biotech, reflections from an SF State alumna”!
Hosts: Megumi Fuse, Biology

Dr. Sernatinger is Vice President of Corporate Quality and Compliance at Alexion Pharmaceuticals. She previously worked as the Vice President of Quality Systems and Post Market Surveillance at Stryker, with over 20 years of experience working in the Quality and Compliance field. She received her BA in Natural Resources from the University of Rhode Island and is an alumna of SF State (MA Cellular and Molecular Biology, SFSU 1987). Dr. Sernatinger met with SF State female scientists at the WISE luncheon, followed by meetings with select faculty, before presenting an overview of her life in Biotech as the invited guest for the 3rd annual Friends of Biology Social.

Monday, December 15, 2014
Hosts: Carmen Domingo & Sally Pasion, Biology

You are invited to join your colleagues to discuss various topics of interest to WISE faculty.  Lunch will be provided.

Tuesday, April 01, 2014
Topic: "Math and Science on Venus: On Women, Quantitative Reasoning, and Stereotype Threat"
Hosts: Dr. Diane Harris, Psychology, & Dr. Carmen Domingo, Biology

He will present his research and will have a female led team give a short spiel on their current work on stereotype threat and STEM women in COSE. 

Tuesday, March 18, 2014
Hosts: Dr. Carmen Domingo, Biology

She is known for her work focused on working families, the career-life balance, and the issues faced by women in the academic world. 

Thursday, January 23, 2014
Hosts: NSF ADVANCE Team - Sue Rosser, Carmen Domingo, Nancy Gerber, Diane Harris, and Sally Pasion

Lunch will be provided

Friday, April 12, 2013
Topic: Dr. Bin Yu, Chancellor's Professor in the Departments of Statistics and Electrical Engineering & Computer Science at UC Berkeley

2013 Pamela Fong Symposium speaker math.sfsu.edu/fong.php

Thursday, January 24, 2013
Hosts: NSF ADVANCE Team - Sue Rosser, Carmen Domingo, Nancy Gerber, Diane Harris, and Sally Pasion

Lunch will be provided

Thursday, November 29, 2012
Topic: “Peer Mentoring Women in Biomedical Engineering: Application to Multiple Disciplines”
Hosts: Nilgun Ozer, Engineering

Dr. Demir is Director of the Biomedical Engineering Program, National Science Foundation, and Member of Board of Directors, Society of Women Engineers (SWE). She has conducted research in both academia and industry, and has had numerous roles in professional societies such as IEEE and EMBS.

Monday, October 29, 2012
Topic: Science faculty’s subtle gender biases favor male students, Moss-Racusin et al., PNAS (2012) 109:  16474-16479

Hosts: Kimberly Tanner & Sally Pasion, Biology
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
Topic: (Theme:  Reading, wRioting, and Reclaiming:  Feminism(s) Empowerment and the Crisis in Public Education)
Hosts: Lisa White, Assoc. Dean, College of Science & Engineering.

As part of the “11th Annual Public Lecture Series for Women's History Month and International Women's Day” there will be a WISE panel on “Women, Gender and Science: Fixing the Numbers, Knowledge, and Institutions”
Panel members and their projects include:

  • Dr. Leticia Márquez Magaña, Biology, SFSU: CSU IT Catalyst Evaluation and Self-assessment (CITIES) Project
  • Dr. Kimberly Tanner, Biology, SFSU: The SEPAL Spectrum Project: Building Pathways to Biomedical Research Careers for Girls and Women of Color.
  • Dr. Londa Schiebinger, Director, Clayman Institute for Gender Research & Professor of History of Science, Stanford University: Gendered Innovations in Science, Medicine and Engineering.
  • Dr. Sue V. Rosser, SFSU University Provost and Professor of Women & Gender Studies and of Sociology: Breaking the Science Glass Ceiling Through Institutional Transformation.