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Join us on Friday, October 26, 2018 to address this year's theme, 

Implicit Bias: Allies and Action. 


Researchers have long been studying the various reasons why women are underrepresented in the STEM fields. This conference aims to not just address some of these reasons, but give our students, faculty, and staff the understanding and tools to help them succeed in their careers of choice.

To read a general recap about what was covered during previous conferences, you can check out the details of our 2016 conference here, and our 2017 conference here.

Headshot of Jessi SmithWe'd like to welcome this year's keynote speaker, Dr. Jessi L. Smith. Jessi L. Smith is a Professor of Psychology and Associate Vice Chancellor for Research at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Utah, and spent much of her academic career at Montana State University, where she also served as the primary investigator of the NSF funded ADVANCE Project TRACS, aimed at broadening the participation of women faculty in STEM and behavioral science fields in ways that foster excellence for the entire campus community.

Dr. Smith’s primary research interest is on how societal norms and stereotypes undermine or support an individual’s motivational experience. Her research specializes in social psychological aspects of gender and culture that advance the success of people at risk in education, business, and health. She has over 60 peer-reviewed publications and one book to her credit. She is very grant successful with over $7 million in external funding from the NIH and NSF. Her funded work includes longitudinal analyses of Native American and Latina/o student experiences in STEM; cross-sectional analyses of women’s motivation for STEM; and experimental interventions designed to change situations to foster diversity, equity, and inclusion.  

What: Third annual Women in STEM Conference

Who: Open to all students, faculty, and staff

When: Friday, October 26, 2018, 8:00am - 4:20pm, plus happy hour afterwards at the Tivoli Brewery!

Where: Tivoli Turnhalle

Registration is now closed. We are at maximum capacity! If you'd like to be notified when details are posted for next year's conference (October 25, 2019), please email us at

Happy Hour!

This year, we invite attendees to top off their day with the Women in STEM Happy Hour! (21+ only)

Many thanks to Dr. Ethan Tsai and his team of brewers for cooking up a batch of soured farmhouse saison specifically for this year's conference. We'll head over to the Tivoli Brewing Lab following the conference for a tasting and to see where the magic happens, and to enjoy some stress-free networking with each other. This portion of the day is free of charge, so we encourage you to come and enjoy the time with your peers!

Interested in the schedule? 

  • 8:00 – 9:00  Registration/breakfast
  • 9:00 – 10:00  Welcome/icebreaker
  • 10:00 – 11:00  Keynote and Q&A
  • 11:10 – 12:40  Workshop #1
  • 12:40 – 2:00  Lunch/expo
  • 2:00 – 3:30  Workshop #2
  • 3:30 – 4:20  Closing/raffle
  • 4:30 Happy hour at the Tivoli Brewery! 

Workshop titles will be announced as soon as they are finalized, but will focus on this year's theme, implicit bias. 


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