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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. Annika Mosier, Faculty Sponsor (UCD Dept. of Integrative Biology)
Sanjana Garimella, President
Hithaishini Kodicherla,  Vice President 
Nicole Durant, Treasurer
Olivia Nohrenhold, Officer of Records & Communication

Our meetings are on the second Wednesday of each month

Science Building, Room 1115, 6:30pm​

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me, Sanjana Garimella.

See our Facebook page at​ 


‘Wonder Women of STEM’ Panel Event

Date: Friday, April 29, 2016
Time: 3:30-5:30pm
Location: Academic Building (Student Commons), Room 2500

Sponsored by the CU Denver WiSTEM student organization

The ‘Wonder Women of STEM’ Panel Event will showcase five successful women in diverse STEM careers (including medicine, psychology, technology, and biostatistics). Each panelist will describe their career path and experiences that helped them succeed in their careers.  The event will be informative, inspiring, and a great opportunity to network with professional women in STEM and students interested in the STEM fields.


  • Heather Lee, Physician Assistant, North Range Behavioral Health and the Wholeness Center
  • Laura Judd-Glossy, Pediatric Psychologist/Assistant Professor at Children's Hospital Colorado
  • Heidi Chial, Writing Specialist at University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus and President/CSO at BioMed Bridge
  • Audrey Hendricks, Assistant Professor, Mathematical and Statistical Sciences Department, University of Colorado, Denver
  • Suma Nallapati, Colorado Secretary of Technology & State Chief Information Officer (CIO)

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