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CU Denver Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (WISTEM)


The purpose of this organization is to promote and foster the continuing education and careers of women in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics at University of Colorado at Denver. 

Specific objectives

- To serve as a forum for discussion of issues relevant to women in scientific fields; and to address these issues and affect changes in the current paradigm.

- To promote the growth of the number of women successfully pursuing advanced scientific fields of study, research and the private sector.

- To serve the college by providing a forum of support for women currently pursuing a degree in the sciences.

- To foster the continued interest of women in scientific studies and careers.

- To support and empower each member of the organization in their career goals and aspirations.

- To share specific strategies for more effective balancing of career and personal life. 

Dr. Aimee Bernard, Faculty Sponsor (Integrative Biology)
Emily S. Beck Straily​, President
Sravya Kattula, Vice President 
Nicole Durant, Treasurer
Gurpreet Kaur, Records and Communication Officer


Monthly Meeting
April 2, 5:00p-6:00

Women in STEM Panel  (EVERYONE from STEM welcome!)
April 17, 3:00p-5:30p, LSC Terrace Room


Sarada Krishnan, PhD, Director of Horticulture, Denver Botanic Gardens

Kelly Shuster, Software Engineer, iTriage

Jodi Bloomberg, MS, Mathematician, SAS Business Analytic Software & Services

Kristen Phiel, MS, Medical Writer & Scientific Conslulant, Owner of PhiMed Communications, LLC

Bernie Johnson, MD, Emergency Medicine Pediatrician, Childrens's Hospital Colorado

Catering from Saj!