Women in STEM Banquet

2015 Graduates with Alliant Energy Representatives

Alliant Energy Women in STEM Banquet

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Velzy Commons in Ullsvik Hall

The twelfth annual UW-Platteville Women in STEM Banquet is partnering with Alliant Energy for the sixth year in a row to sponsor this enjoyable evening of networking and celebration. The banquet is a time for industry sponsors, faculty and staff, alumni, and students to come together to recognize and honor the achievements of women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. The evening opens with a time for networking and making connections, followed by dinner and encouraging speeches from graduating senior students.  The event concludes with honoring the graduating seniors. For more information about the banquet, email wistembanquet@uwplatt.edu or call 608.342.7137.


If you are interested in sponsoring the Women in STEM Banquet, you can get more information on our sponsorship flyer. For an easy to use webform to submit your sponsorship information, click HERE.  Please contact Tammy Salmon-Stephens at salmont@uwplatt.edu or call 608.342.1563 for more information about sponsoring.  The sponsorship deadline is Monday, March 27, 2017.


The Society of Women Engineers held a panel at SWEet Advice with Industry about how to network at events like the Women in STEM Banquet, Career Fairs and other events where you have to talk to prospective employers.  The WiSTEM Banquet is an excellent opportunity for you to practice getting comfortable in a professional dinner setting.  Watch this 30 minute video of the panel for tips and advice from members of industry. 

Tips from Industry for the Women in STEM Banquet:

  • Research the companies that will be at the banquet that interest you.
  • Dress appropriately.  Dress for the banquet is business formal.  Dresses or dress pants are acceptable.
  • Bring business cards.
  • Get to the banquet early so you can sign up for the table you want.
  • Do not skip the 5:00-6:00 social hour. This is an ideal time to practice your networking skills.
  • Get out of your comfort zone.
  • During the social hour, don't congregate with your friends. At the most, walk around with only one other student instead of a large group.
  • Ask questions about their company.
  • Don't sit with your friends, sit with the companies that interest you and hire students from your major.
  • Ask for business cards and write notes on the back about the company and the representative that talked to you. You can use those notes later if you see that company at the Career Fair.
  • Shake hands and introduce yourself.  Include your name and major.
  • Talk about yourself. The reps want to know what you are doing in and outside of the classroom.

Thank you to our 2016 sponsors: 









Mayville Engineering Company      


Mercury Marine


Carol Weber from Caterpillar

Plexus Carlisle Food Service Pepsi Co./Frito Lay
Maria Lauck from Alliant Energy Danielle Izdepski from Epic Kim Sargent from UW-Platteville Kris Ackerman from We-Energies


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