WiSM exists to serve as a resource for young women pursuing careers in the sciences and mathematics at EIU. It was started by Dean Hanner in 2007, with a panel discussion of women at various stages in their careers along with round-table discussions with faculty and students at EIU.
Since then, WiSM has hosted an event that somehow promotes women in science and in math each semester. We try to bring motivational women from around the nation who have established themselves in the sciences and who can illustrate how rewarding a career in science or math can be.
Outreach efforts from our student representatives Melissa Nathan (undergraduate) and Leah Welker (graduate)
**Mentoring of High School Students**
More information soon!