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Celebrating Women in Science & Engineering Grant Program — Award Recipients

The Celebrating Women in Science & Engineering Grant Program is the result of a collaboration between WISELI and the College of Agricultural & Life Sciences, Gaylord Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies, College of Letters & Science, School of Pharmacy, School of Medicine & Public Health, School of Veterinary Medicine, and College of Engineering.

This program provides funds to departments, centers, or student groups wishing to enhance their own seminar schedules or especially to create new workshops, symposia, lecture series, or similar events in line with the goals of WISELI: to promote the participation and advancement of women in science and engineering.

Annual listings of award recipients are provided below:


Unit/Group P.I. Award Visitors
Cardiovascular Research Center & Department of Medical Physics Catherine Steffel $2028 for 2 speakers Dr. Kristy Brock, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, University of Texas, November 9, 2017; Rachel McKinsey, PhD, e+CancerCare, Lafayettte, Louisiana, April 16, 2018
Chemical and Biological Engineering Keishla Rivera-Dones $2000 for speaker series Don Gillian-Daniel, Associate Director, DELTA program, UW-Madison, September 20, 2017; Webinar Group discussions, October 19 and November 10, 2017; Amy Salinas Westmoreland, Assistant Director of Social Justice Programs, Multicultural Student Center, UW-Madison, November 30, 2017; Julie Rae, Assistant Director of Graduate Career Services, College of Engineering, UW-Madison, February 14, 2018; Webinar group discussion, March 14, 2018
Materials Science and Engineering Paul Evans & Padma Gopalan $1200 for speaker Cherie Kagan, Stephen J. Angello Professor, Electrical and Systems Engineering (ESE) & Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) University of Pennsylvania, April 18, 2018
Wisconsin Energy Institute Scott Williams $1000 for symposium Kristen Graf, Executive Director, Women of Renewable Industries and Sustainable Energy (WRISE)
Biochemistry Jill Wildonger & Vatsan Raman $800 for speaker Megan Frisk, associate editor, Science Translational Medicine, April 13, 2018
UW-Madison PostDoctoral Association & SciMedGERS Stephanie Carpenter $600 for speaker


Unit/Group P.I. Award Visitors
Animal Sciences Christine Nieman $1200 for 1 speaker Robin White, PhD; Assistant Professor of Dairy Science, Virginia Tech; January 20, 2017
Biomolecular Chemistry Patricia Kiley $600 towards one speaker Carol Gross, PhD; Departments of Cell & Tissue Biology and Microbiology & Immunology, University of California at San Francisco; Date TBD.
Black Graduate and Professional Students Association Camille Clark $1400 towards 3 speakers
  • Discussion and Poster Session: Black Lives Matter ... in Research Too; February 22, 2017
  • Christine Grant, PhD, Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and Associate Dean of Faculty Advancement, North Carolina State University and CEO, Leveraged Empowerment; April 14, 2017
Civil and Environmental Engineering Andrea Hicks $500 towards 1 speaker Annick Anctil, PhD; Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Michigan State University; October 11, 2016
Earth Science Women's Network Erika Marin-Spiotta and Claire Pettersen $1000 towards 4 speakers
  • Asmeret Asefaw Berhe, PhD, Associate Professor, School of Natural Sciences, Life & Environmental Sciences, University of California, Merced; February 9 and 10, 2017
Gender and Women's Studies Janet Hyde $500 towards a symposium Wisconsin Symposium on Feminist Biology; October 7, 2016. Featured speakers include:
  • Marlene Zuk, PhD Prof. of Ecology, Evolution & Behavior, University of Minnesota
  • Kathryn Clancy, PhD Asst. Prof. of Anthropology, University of Illinios at Urbana-Champaign
  • Molly Carnes, MD, MS Prof. of Medicine, Director of the Center for Women's Health Research, Co-Director of WISELI, UW-Madison
  • Ann Fink, PhD Wittig Postdoctoral Fellow in Feminist Biology, UW-Madison
Graduate Women in Science (GWIS) Amanda Contreras $500 towards professional development workshops
Mechanical Engineering Greg Nellis $1500 towards 2 speakers
  • Lori Holmes,PhD; Advanced Specialist, 3M Company, Minneapolis, MN; October 3, 2016
  • Jacqueline Chen, PhD; Distinguished Member of the Technical Staff, Combustion Research Facility, Sandia National Laboratories; April 12, 2017.
Obstetrics and Gynecology Lezli Redmond $500 toward 1 speaker Melissa Gilliam, MD, MPH, Professor of Obstetrics & Pediatrics and Vice Provost for Academic Leadership, Advancement, and Diversity, University of Chicago; October 20, 2016
Plant Science Graduate Student Council (PSGSC) Madeline Kay Wimmer $800 towards 4 speakers
  • Seminar Series: Looking to the Future: Research, Experiences, and Perspectives of Early Career Women in the Plant Sciences
  • Ann Fink, PhD, Witting Fellow in Feminist Biology, UW-Madision Center for Research on Women and Gender; February 15, 2017
  • Julie Grossman, PhD, Associate Professor of Horticulture, University of Minnesota; March 8, 2017
  • Mary Saunders Bulan, PhD, Director of the Half Moon Gardens and McKay Agricultural Research Station, Unity College; May 5, 2017
SciMedGERS Sara Patterson $1500 towards 3 speakers
  • Maggie Werner Washburne, PhD Regents' Professor of Biology, University of New Mexico; November 14 and 15, 2016
  • Aida Giachello, PhD, Research Professor of Preventive Medicine, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University; January 25 and 26, 2017
  • Tracie Gibson,PhD, Teaching Assistant Professor of Bilogical Sciences, University of Missouri; April 4 and 5, 2017
UW Postdoctoral Association Stephanie Carpenter $500 toward 1st annual Postdoctoral Research Symposium
  • Postdoctoral Research Symposium
  • September 20, 2016, 12:00-1:00pm
  • Keynote address: B. Lynn Allen-Hoffman, PhD, Professor of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine and Founder/CEO/CSO of Stratech Corp.
  • Presentations by the following postdocs:
    • Katie Brenner, PhD, Biochemistry
    • José Francisco Gutiérrex, PhD, WCER
    • Emma Mohr, MD, PhD, Pediatrics
    • Richard Barker, PhD, Botany


Unit/Group P.I. Award Visitors
Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences Claire Pettersen $600 towards 3 speakers
Black Graduate and Professional Students Association Karla Hall $2000 towards a roundtable series focussed on the professional advancement and empowerment of black women in STEM
  • LaRuth McAfee, PhD, Assistant Dean of Diversity, Inclusion, and Funding; September 3, 2015
  • Stephanie G. Adams, PhD, Professor and Head, Engineering Education, Virginia Tech; November 4, 2015
  • Evelyn Hammonds, PhD, Professor of the History of Science and Professor of African and African American Studies, Harvard Univeristy; Date TBD
  • To be determined
Environmental Chemistry & Toxicology, Civil and Environmental Engineering Sarah Balgooyen $820 towards 2 speakers
  • Kristine Wammer, PhD, Associate Professor, Chemistry, University of St. Thomas, Minnesota; September 21, 2015
  • Carla Rosenfeld, PhD, Postdoctoral Scholar, Earth Sciences and Biotechnology Center, University of Minnesota; October 3, 2015
Chemistry Desiree Bates $2000 to support a series of seminars and panels on "How to Navigate Your Career in a Male-Dominated Field"
  • Panel with Women Faculty in Chemistry: Professor Cho, Cavagnero, and Andrews, September 15, 2015
  • Kacie Louis, PhD, Sr. Research Specialist, Akzo Nobel;" October 13, 2015
  • Keynote address by Susan Riesling, Assoc. Vice Chancellor and Chief of Police at UW-Madison, on "Women Supporting Women," November 10, 2015
  • "How To Have It All" panel on dual-career couples; February 17, 2016
  • Panel on non-faculty academic careers; March 16, 2016
  • Alumni Seminar or History of Women in Science; April 13, 2016
  • Panel on careers outside academia; May11, 2016
Dermatology Laden Mostaghimi $2000 towards 2 speakers in the series "Leaders in Dermatology: Bringing Outstanding Women Investigators to UW-Madison
  • Alice Pentland, MD, Chair and Professor of Dermatology, University of Rochester; April 12, 2016
  • Maria Hordinsky, MD, Chair and Professor of Dermatology, University of Minnesota; May 3, 2016
Ecology Monika Shea $2066 to support the Keynote speaker for the Wisconsin Ecology Spring Symposium Catherine Graham, PhD, Assoc. Professor of Ecology & Evolution, Stony Brook University; March 30 and 31, 2016
Limnology Alison Mukulyuk, Chelsey Blanke, Jessica Corman, Hilary Dugan, Ellen Hamann, Gretchen Hansen, Allison Moody, Samantha Oliver $1500 towards a workshop series on Gender and Workplace Climate in the Center for Limnology
  • Session 1: November 13, 2015
  • Session 2: December 11, 2015
  • Remaining sessions: TBD


Unit/Group P.I. Award Visitors
Biomedical Engineering Pamela Kreeger $2000
  • Nancy Allbritton, PhD, Professor and Chair, Biomedical Engineering, University of North Carolina and North Carolina State University (joint department); September 14, 2015 - rescheduled to October 3, 2016
  • Christine Schmidt, PhD, Professor and Chair, Biomedical Engineering, University of Florida; November 9, 2015
Botany Kate McCulloh $1500
  • Joy Zedler, PhD, Professor of Botany and Aldo Leopold Chair in Restoration Ecology, University of Wisconsin-Madison; September 25, 2014
  • Janneke Hille Ris Lambers, PhD, Assoc. Professor of Biology, University of Washington; January 29, 2015
  • Chelsea Specht, PhD, Assoc. Professor of Plant & Microbial Biology, University of California-Berkeley; February 5, 2015
Chemistry Trisha Andrew $500
  • Theresa Reineke, PhD, Professor of Chemistry, University of Minnesota and Associate Editor, ACS Macro Letters; February 2, 2015
  • Jillian Buriak, Phd, Professor of Chemistry and Editor-in-Chief, Chemistry of Materials; February 16, 2015
COE Diversity Affairs Desiree Alva $500 towards 1 speaker
Entomology Mary Jamieson $1080 towards 1 speaker and a panel discussion Deane Bowers, PhD, Professor, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Colorado - Boulder; September 19, 2014
Food Science Mary Rice $2500 towards 2 speakers
  • Marie Wright, Vice President and Chief Global Flavorist, WILD Flavors, Inc; November 17, 2014
  • Michele Perchonok, Shuttle Food System Manager, NASA, will speak on: "The challenges of developing a food system for a Mars mission," February 9, 2015
Gender & Women's Studies Janet Hyde $2000 toward the Wisconsin Symposium on Feminist Biology, October 10-11, 2014
  • Anna Fausto-Sterling, PhD, Professor of Biology and Gender Studies, Brown University; 9:30am, October 10, 2014
  • Caroline VanSickle, PhD, Wittig Postdoctoral Fellow in Feminist Biology, UW-Madison; 11:00am, October 10, 2014
  • Sari van Anders, PhD,, Associate Professor of Psychology and Women's Studies, Program in Neuroscience, University of Michigan; 1:00pm, October 10, 2014
Graduate Engineering Research Scholars (GERS) Nhi Le $1000 towards 3 speakers
Industrial and Systems Engineering; Human Factors and Ergonomic Society Student Chapter Rashmi Payyanadan $1000 towards 1 speaker Tonya Smith-Jackson, PhD, Professor and Chair, Industrial and Systems Engineering, North Carolina A&T State University


Unit/Group P.I. Award Visitors
Bacteriology and Plant Pathology Katrina Forest $600 towards one speaker presenting a "Distinguished Lecture in Microbiology" Sharon R. Long, PhD, Steere-Pfizer Professor of Biological Science, Stanford University
Biological Systems Engineering Anita Thompson $858 towards supporting one speaker and a series of events around the topic of "Successful Female Leadership in Engineering
Civil and Environmental Engineering Elizabeth Tomaszewski $1500 towards two speakers in the series, "Empowering Female Graduate Students: Carrying on a Tradition"
College of Engineering Student Leadership Center Alicia Hazen $1000 to support one guest speaker and a film series, "MAKERS: Women Who Make America"
Diversity Affairs Office, College Of Engineering Desiree Alva $1000 towards one keynote speaker for "Creating Invisible Cohorts for Women in Engineering" Cynthia Bachmann, Vice President of Engineering, Kohler Company Kitchen and Bath Group
Graduate Women in Science Laura Ruiz Espelt $3000 towards COACh workshops for women graduate students and postdocs COACh Workshops:
  • Communication Skills for Career Building
  • Launching your Career
Materials Science Program Ray Vanderby $500 to support one speaker for the Materials Science Program seminar series
in collaboration with the Neuroscience Training Program, and Biomedical Engineering
Tom C.T. Yin $562 towards one speaker Laurel H. Carney, PhD, Professor, Biomedical Engineering and Neurobiology & Anatomy, University of Rochester; October 24 & 25, 2013
Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences Ross Dixon $1200 towards four speakers in the series, "Emphasizing Women Role Models in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences"


Unit/Group P.I. Award Visitors
Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences Ross Dixon $2500 towards four colloquium speakers in the series, "Emphasizing Women Role Models in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences"
  • Clara Deser, PhD, Senior Scientist, National Center for Atmospheric Research; October 22, 2012
  • Juliana Dias, PhD, NRC Post Doc, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration; November 12, 2012
  • Cecilia Bitz, PhD, Assoc. Professor, Atmospheric Sciences, University of Washington; March 18, 2013
College of Engineering Career Services/Student Development John Archambault $1000 towards a "Women's Professional Development Lecture Series"
  • Dana Schulze, Deputy Director, National Transportation Safety Board, Office of Aviation Safety; February 5, 2013
  • Tracy Anton, Registered Investment Advisor, Googins and Anton; February 27, 2013
  • TBA
Diversity Affairs Office, College of Engineering Desiree Alva $1135 towards one keynote speaker for "Women in Engineering: Making Connections Early at UW-Madison" Lori Holmes, PhD, Engineering Specialist, 3M, and Honorary Fellow, Mechanical Engineering, UW-Madison; September 2012
Environmental Chemistry and Technology Program, Civil and Environmental Engineering Elizabeth Tomaszewski, Megan McConville, and Zana Sijan $1310 towards one speaker on the topic: "Thriving in an Interdisciplinary Scientific Community" Colleen Hansel, PhD, Associate Scientist, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution; October 19, 2012
Human Factors & Ergonomics Society (Industrial Engineering) Jennifer Perchonok $1132 towards two speakers on "Transition through a Science and Engineering Career: Women-oriented Academic and Industry Perspecitves" Kerry M. McGuire, PhD, NASA and A. Joy Rodriguez, PhD, Assistant Professor, Industrial Engineering, Clemson University; November 9, 2012
Industrial Engineering Patricia F. Brennan $1000 towards one speaker
Cosponsors include the departments of Biostatistics and Medical Informatics, Computer Science, and Industrial Engineering
Deborah Estrin, PhD, Professor, Computer Science, UCLA and Director, Center for Embedded Networked Sensing (CENS); May 2-3, 2013
Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies Cathy Middlecamp and Nancy Mathews $1341 towards one speaker to address two topics: "Food for Thought, in Reality and Metaphor," and "Making the decision to move into higher education leadership" Teri Balser, PhD, Dean, College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, University of Florida; October 24, 2013
Office of Sustainability;
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Sabrina Bradshaw $1374 towards one speaker on "Leadership in Sustainability" Patricia Culligan, PhD, Professor, Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics, Columbia University; April 8, 2013
School of Nursing Audrey Tluczek $1000 towards two speakers on "Creating a Culturally Inclusive Learning Environment" Susan D. Bosher, PhD, Professor, ESL, St. Catherine University and Margaret D. Pharris, PhD, RN, CNE, FAAN, Professor and Associate Dean, Nursing, St. Catherine University; March 4-5, 2013


Unit/Group P.I. Award Visitors
Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences Nicole Coasacco-
$250 towards one speaker Nezette Rydell, Meteorologist in Charge, National Weather Service Forecasting Office, Boulder, CO; April 30-May 1, 2012
Biomedical Engineering Pamela Kreeger $2000 towards two speakers TBA
Botany Eve Emshwiller $2250 towards three speakers
  • Nancy Turner, PhD, School of Environmental Studies, University of Victori; March 13, 2012
  • Jane Mt.Pleasant, PhD, Department of Horticulture, Cornell University; March 20, 2012
  • Linda DifferentCloud-Jones, PhD Candidate, Montana State University and Science Education Director, Ethonobotany Instructor, Sitting Bull College; March 27, 2012
Geological Engineering Sabrina Bradshaw $1080 towards one speaker Priscilla Nelson, PhD, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, New Jersey Institute of Technology; March 16, 2012
Geography Jing Gao $500 towards one speaker Mei-Po Kwan, PhD, Department of Geography, Ohio State Univeristy; February 2-4, 2012
Physics Franz Himpsel $750 towards one speaker Deborah Jin, PhD, National Institute of Standards and Technology & JILA, University of Colorado Boulder; April 13, 2012
Physics Natalia Perkins $1300 towards one speaker Elena Bascones, PhD, Spanish Research Council & Madrid Institute of Materials Science; March 2012
Plant Pathology Amy Charkowski $1165 towards one speaker Barbara Valent, PhD, Department of Plant Pathology, Kansas State University; May 2-4, 2012


Unit/Group P.I. Award Visitors
Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences Ankur Desai $1000 towards three speakers
Dairy Science Kent Weigel $500 towards one speaker Julie Huzzey, Department of Animal Science, Cornell University
Engineering Career Services John Archambault $1500 towards three speakers UW-Madison's Women of NASA: Angie Lenius, Nichole Williams, and Karina Eversley; April 15, 2010
Entomology Johanne Brunet $1500 towards four speakers
Environmental Chemistry & Technology Rachel Moss $2000 towards a symposium on "Mentoring Women Scientists and Engineers in Environment Remediation and Sustainability"
  • Nancy Love, PhD, Professor and Chair, Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Michigan; February 1, 2011.
    Dr. Love's talk, From Under the End Table: Navigating Fears, Hopes, and Aspirations in Life and Career is available online.
  • Keri Hornbuckle, PhD, Professor, Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Iowa; February 22, 2011
  • Deb Niemeier, PhD, PE, Professor, Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of California – Davis; May 3, 2011
Oncology Wei Xu $2000 towards a keynote speaker for symposium on "Women Scientists in Breast Cancer Research: Frontiers of Breast Cancer Research and Treatment"
  • Nancy Davidson, MD, Director, University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute will speak on:
  • "Frontiers of Breast Cancer Research and Therapy"
  • 8:00am, May 11, 2011; Temin Room, McArdle Laboratory
  • For more information on the symposium and associated events click here
Plant Science Graduate Student Council Mary Saunders, David Duncan $1750 Daniela Soleri, PhD, Research Scientist and Lecturer, Environmental Studies, University of California – Santa Barbara; April 28 and 29, 2011
Holtz Center for Science & Technology Studies Daniel Kleinman $1200 toward two speakers on "The Gender-Science/Engineering Nexus"


Unit/Group P.I. Award Visitors
Astronomy Natalie Gosnell $2895 towards three speakers (three additional speakers to be sponsored by the department)
  • Juna Kollmeier, PhD
  • Carnegie Institute of Washington; April 6, 2010
  • Meg Urry, PhD
  • Israel Munson Professor of Physics & Astronomy; Chair, Department of Physics; Yale University; May 4, 2010
Botany/UW-Arboretum Joy Zedler $820
Chemical and Biological Engineering Jennifer Reed $2000 towards two speakers
  • Anne Robinson, PhD
  • Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign; October 20, 2009
  • TBA
College of Engineering Student Leadership Center Alicia Jackson $2300
Mathematics Joanna Nelson $1780 towards four speakers


Unit/Group P.I. Award Visitors
Astronomy Laura Chomiak $2087 towards three speakers (a fourth speaker will be sponsored by the department)
Mathematics Zajj Daughterty $1740 towards two speakers
Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies Lisa Naughton $3000 towards three speakers participating in "Integrating Geospatial and Field–Based Science to Assess BioDiversity Conservation: A Special Forum of Women Research Leaders"
  • Ruth DeFries, PhD
  • Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Environmental Biology, Columbia University; April 2–3, 2009
  • Krithi Karanth, PhD
  • Columbia University; April 2–3, 2009
  • Karen Kainer, PhD
  • School of Forest Resources and Conservation, University of Florida; April 14–16, 2009
Nutritional Sciences Denise Ney $1,186 towards one speaker
  • Rosalind Coleman, MD
  • Department of Nutrition and Pediatrics, University of North Carolina — Chapel Hill; October 16, 2008
Physics Lisa Everett $1000 towards one speaker
  • Margaret Murnane, PhD, Department of Physics and Electrical & Computer Engineering, University of Colorado at Boulder; March 6, 2009


Unit/Group P.I. Award Visitors
Chemistry Silvia Cavagnero $1000 towards two speakers
  • Song–I Han, PhD
  • Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of California, Santa Barbara; February 19, 2008, 11:00am, 1315 Chemistry
  • Deborah S. Gross, PhD
  • Chemistry, Carleton College; to be Rescheduled for 2008–09 academic year
Genetics — Evolution Initiative Mara McDonald $1000 towards two speakers
  • Trudy Mackay, PhD
  • Genetics, North Carolina State University; October 11, 2007, 10:30am, Genetics/Biotech Auditorium 1111
  • Katie Peichel, PhD
  • Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, WA; November 2, 2007, 3:30pm, 162 Noland
History of Science Richard Staley $800 towards one speaker
Horticulture Sara Patterson $3000 towards five speakers
Mathematics Christine Lien $1000 towards one speaker (with a second speaker supported by the department)
Pharmacy Beth Martin and Betty Chewning $2000 towards one speaker
  • Debra Roter, DrPH
  • Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health To be rescheduled for 2008–09 academic year
Physics — Phenomenology Institute Anupama Atre $1500 towards a "Women in Theoretical Particle Physics" lecture series (four speakers)
  • JoAnne Hewett, PhD
  • Stanford Linear Accelerator Center, Stanford University; October 17, 2007, 4:00pm, 2241 Chamberlin
  • Aida El–Khadra, PhD
  • Physics, University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign; October 24, 2007, 4:00pm, 2241 Chamberlin
  • Mirjam Cvetic, PhD
  • Physics, University of Pennsylvania; November 6, 2007, 4:00pm, 2241 Chamberlin
  • Shufang Su, PhD
  • Physics, University of Arizona; Nov. 9, 2007, 2:30pm, 5280 Chamberlin
Veterinary Medicine — Comparative Biosciences Hannah Carey $1100 toward one speaker
  • Helen Raybould, PhD
  • Veterinary Medicine, University of California — Davis; Dec. 10–11, 2007
Center for Women's Health Research Molly Carnes $600 towards one speaker
  • Mae Jemison, MD
  • November 2, 2007, 1:00–2:30pm, Morgridge Auditorium, 1100 Grainger Hall


Unit/Group P.I. Award Visitors
Astronomy Linda Sparke $2000 towards one workshop presenter
  • Nancy Houfek, PhD, Head of Voice and Speech, Institute for Advanced Theatre Training, Harvard University presents:
  • "Voice and Acting Techniques for Teachers"
  • September 18-19, 2006
Biomedical Engineering Elizabeth Felton $1500 toward the "Distinguished Women in Neural Engineering Seminar Series" (two speakers)
  • Vivian Mushahwar, PhD, Biomedical Engineering, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
  • November 27, 2006 at 12:00pm
  • Tong Auditorium, 1003 ECB
  • Shelly Sakiyama-Elbert, PhD, Washington University
  • May 6-8, 2007 at 12:00pm
  • Tong Auditorium, 1003 ECB
Chemistry - Physical Chemistry Division Monika Ivancic $600 towards one speaker
Genetics - Evolution Initiative Allison Weber $1500 towards three speakers
Mathematics Christine Lien $1000 towards one speaker
    Karen Uhlenbeck, PhD, Professor and Sid W. Richardson Foundation Regents Chair in Mathematics, University of Texas at Austin
  • April 27
Physics - Phenomenology Institute Anupama Atre $2000 towards a "Women in Theoretical Particle Physics" lecture series (four speakers)
  • Sally Dawson, PhD, Chair of Physics, Brookhaven National Laboratory and Adjunct Professor, C.N. Yang Institute for Theorectical Physics, SUNY-Stony Brook
  • October 25
  • Elizabeth Simmons, PhD, Professor, Physics and Astronomy, and Director, Lyman Briggs School of Science, Michigan State University
  • November 10
  • Lynn Orr, PhD, Professor, Physics and Astronomy, University of Rochester
  • November 17
  • Marcela Carena, PhD, Professor , Theoretical Physics, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (FNAL)
  • November 29
Society of Women Engineers Alice Pawley $1626 towards one speaker and an exhibit on the history of women in engineering
  • "Petticoats and Sliderules: SWE, A History of Women Engineers"
  • Amy Bix, PhD, History of Technology and Science Program, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa
  • October 26, 2006
Statistics Richard Johnson $1000 towards two speaker
  • Susan Murray, Sc.D., Assoc. Prof of Biostatistics, University of Michigan School of Public Health
  • October 8, 2006
  • Bin Yu, PhD, Professior, Statistics, University of California, Berkeley
  • April 25, 2007


Unit/Group P.I. Award Visitors
Entomology Irina Vyazunova $1000 towards one speaker
  • Hilary Hurd, PhD
  • Keele University, UK
  • March 22, 12noon, 184 Russell Labs — "Malaria: The Mosquito Fights Back"
  • March 23rd, 11:30am, — 'Women in Science Round Table Discussion"
  • March 24, 3pm, Animal Sciences — "Parasite apoptosis"
Forest Ecology and Management Nancy Langston $1587 towards a Symposium on Women and Environmental Leadership (one speaker, three panelists)
Graduate Women in Chemistry Marie Mapes $1300 towards a symposium on careers in science Policy (three presenters)
  • Symposium on Women in Science Policy — March 3
  • Kristen Kulinowski, PhD, Center for Biological and Environmental Nanotechnology, Rice University
  • 9:30am, Room 1003 Engineering Centers Building
  • Barbara Mulach, PhD, Division of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, NIH
  • 10:30am, Room 8417 Social Sciences
  • Women in Science Policy Career Panel
  • 1:00pm, Room 8417 Social Sciences
  • Women in Science Policy Reception
  • 2:30pm, Room 8417 Social Sciences
Graduate Women in Science Amy Berta $2233 for one workshop presenter
  • Valerie Young, PhD
  • "How to Feel As Bright and Capable As Everyone Seems to Think You Are"
  • October 3rd, 1:15–3:15 p.m., Tong Auditorium, 1003 Engineering Centers Building or
  • 7:00–9:00 p.m., Room 1800 Engineering Hall
Medical Microbiology and Immunology Stacey Schultz–Cherry $1500 towards six speakers
Medical Scientist Training Program Kat Sullivan Dillie $1000 for a keynote speakers for a symposium
UW Chapter, Association for Computing Machinery's Committee on Women; Dept. of Biostatistics and Medical Informatics; Computation and Informatics in Biology and Medicine Training Program Irene Ong $3000 towards three speakers
  • Daphne Koller, PhD, Stanford University
  • October 28th, 1:15pm, Pyle Center
  • Martha Bulyk, PhD, Harvard University
  • April 4th, Lecture @10:30am, 1111 Biotech Center
  • April 4th, Luncheon/Roundtable for women students in science and engineering @11:45, 2116 Gen–Biotech Ctr
  • Jill Mesirov, PhD, Broad Institute, MIT
  • October 13, 2006; 9:45–10:45am Pyle Center


Unit/Group P.I. Award Visitors
Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences Daniel Vimont $3000 towards ten speakers
Biomedical Engineering Erin Gill $3,000 towards three speakers
  • Silvia Mioc, March 17, 2005
  • Susan Blanchard, April 26-27, 2005
Chemistry Tami Lassiter $1,200 for one workshop (Portable Document Format) presenter
  • Nancy Houfek, PhD, Head of Voice and Speech
  • Institute for Advanced Theatre Training, Harvard University
  • "Communication Techniques for Strategic Negotiation and Leadership," April 18, 2005
Engineering Learning Center Sandy Courter $200 towards one speaker
  • Carol Muller, PhD, President and CEO, MentorNet, July 7, 2004
Graduate Women in Science (GWIS) - Beta Chapter Amy Berta $1,000 for several guest panelists
  • Career Panel,
  • Feb 7, 2005, 5-8pm, Tong Auditorium
  • Panelists:
  • Janet L. Branchaw, PhD, UW Center for Biology Education and Dept. of Physiology
  • Wendy Crone, PhD, UW College of Engineering
  • Elizabeth Graffy, MA, United State Geological Survey
  • Barb Paziour, Epic Systems
  • Laura Parmentier, PhD, Beloit College
  • Lori Plum, PhD, Deltanoid Pharmaceuticals
  • Barbara Whitney, PhD, Space Science Institute
Women in Computer Sciences(WICS) Jennifer Beckham $2,720 towards three speakers
Women Faculty Mentoring Program Lindsay Stoddard-Cameron $713 towards "Mentoring Women for Leadership" - a panel presentation by Women Deans
  • Panel Presentation, April 26, 2005
  • Panelists:
  • Robin Douthitt, Dean, School of Human Ecology
  • Luoluo Hong, Dean of Students
  • Katharine May, Dean, School of Nursing
  • Jeanette Roberts, Dean, School of Pharmacy
  • Frances Westley, Director, Institute for Environmental Studies


Chemical and Biological Engineering Regina Murphy $2,000 for three speakers
  • Paula Hammond, PhD, Professor, Dept. of Chemical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • October 19, 2004
  • Theresa Good, PhD, Professor, Dept. of Chemical and Biochemical Enginerring, University of Maryland–Baltimore County
  • October 26, 2004
Comparative Biosciences Mary Behan $1400 towards one speaker
  • Phyllis Wise, PhD, Dean, Division of Biological Sciences and Professor of Physiology, University of California-Davis
  • December 1-3, 2004
Forest Ecology and Management Anna Pidgeon $2000 towards one speaker
  • Susan J. Hannon, PhD, Professor, Dept. of Biological Sciences, University of Alberta, Canada
  • February 9-11, 2004
Graduate Women in Science (GWIS) - Beta Chapter Karen Spach $1,100 for several guest panelists
  • Career Panel, February 2, 2004

  • Panelists:
  • Claudia Barretto, PhD, Dept. of Biological Sciences, University of Wisconsin &mdansh; Milwaukee
  • Barbara Lyle, PhD, Program Manager, Kraft Research
  • Katerina Moloni, PhD, Vice President of Marketing, nPoint
  • Susan Smith, PhD, Nutritional Sciences, University of Wiscosin - Madison
  • Regina Vidaver, PhD, Science Writer and Editor, Plant Pathology, University of Wisconsin - Madison
Medical Microbiology and Immunology Laura Knoll $2,100 towards four speakers
  • Cindy Grove Arvidson, PhD, Dept. of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, Michigan State University
  • October 24, 2003; 12:00 noon, 408 SMI
  • Julie L. Badger, PhD, Dept. of Pathology and Pediatrics, University of Southern California School of Medicine
  • November 7, 2003; 12:00 noon, 408 SMI
  • Katherine R. Spindler, PhD, Dept. of Microbiology and Immunology, University of Michigan Medical School
  • January 30, 2004; 12:00 noon, 408 SMI
  • Jennifer Lodge, PhD, Dept. of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, St. Louis University
  • February 13, 2004; 12:00 noon, 408 SMI
Population Health Sciences Student Organization Kirstie Danielson $1500 towards two speakers
  • Colleen McHorney, PhD, Dept. of Medicine, Indiana University
  • March 31, 2004; 12:00pm, Location TBA


Unit/Group P.I. Award Visitors
Statistics Rick Nordheim $1,500 towards three speakers
  • Jessica Utts from Department of Statistics, University of California-Davis
  • March 26, 2003; 4:00pm, 1221 CSSC
  • Grace Yang, Univ. of Maryland at College Park
  • April 9, 2003; 4:00pm, 1221 CSSC
Computer Sciences Andrea Arpaci-Dusseau $2,000 for two speakers
  • Margo Seltzer from Harvard University
  • March 28, 2003; 4:00pm, 1240 Computer Sciences Building
Physics Andrey Chubukov $1,000 towards two speakers TBA
Civil & Environmental Engineering / University Transportation Center Keith Knapp $700 towards one speaker
  • Jenny Grote, Institute of Transportation Center Transportation Engineers (ITE) International President
  • December 10, 2002
Neuroscience Training Program / GWIS Karen Spach $1,000 for one speaker and additional funds TBA for Elizabeth Blackburn visit
  • Ellen Burg from BioSeek
  • February 24, 2003; 5:30pm, 585 Medical Sciences Complex
Dairy Science Louis Armentano $550 towards one speaker
  • Helen LaPierre, McGill University
  • April 28, 2003
Nutritional Sciences Susan Nitzke $700 for one speaker
  • Joann Slavin, University of Minnesota
  • April 17, 2003