The Women in Engineering, Mathematics and Science Program at University of Wisconsin-Platteville informs and engages students, parents, and educators on issues related to gender diversity in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields in order to create a more diverse, competitive, and balanced workforce.
Our mission is to create a supportive community where women will prosper both at UW-Platteville and in their future careers. To accomplish this goal, the Women in EMS Program offers many events for both pre-college and college women.
Designed for young women in fifth through twelfth grade, our pre-college programs include activities such as the Women in STEM Career Day. The annual event allows high school women to explore STEM careers that require creative problem solving skills, encourage forward thinking, and allow them to make a difference in the world.
Pioneering Your Future in STEM is open to girls in fifth through eighth grade and inspires them to learn about STEM careers through hands-on, interactive activities that involve critical thinking, experimenting, learning the design process, and using problem-solving skills that focus on real world problems. In addition, we offer the Girls Who Code Club, which seeks to build a supportive sisterhood of peers and role models who help girls persist and succeed in computing.
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Many opportunities and events are also available for current students. The Women in STEM Living Learning Community is an interactive and engaging living and learning environment, where women who are interested in STEM fields build strong personal and academic connections with each other. In addition, the Women in EMS Mentor Program provides a supportive, interactive network to help you develop exceptional leadership and communication skills. Events such as the Women in STEM Banquet provide further opportunities to network and celebrate accomplishments.
Affiliated Student Organizations
The following organizations offer ways for UW-Platteville students to explore potential careers in the STEM field, access educational resources, and participate in professional development activities.
Society of Women Engineers seeks to stimulate women to achieve their full potential in careers as leaders and engineers, expand the image of the engineering profession, and demonstrate the value of diversity.
The Association for Computing Machinery-Women Student Chapter at UW-Platteville connects women in the program with each other and women in the field at nearby companies.