Women in STEM

Women in STEM Mentor event

We Energies Foundation supports Women in STEM outreach and programming

Authored on: May 05, 2022, Written by: Kristie Reynolds

The We Energies Foundation recently donated $5,000 to the University of Wisconsin-Platteville Women in STEM program to support outreach and programming efforts. 


Innovation Workshop

Innovation workshop brings together women in STEM

Authored on: Feb 02, 2022, Written by: Alison Parkins

Students, faculty and staff recently participated in the University of Wisconsin-Platteville’s inaugural Women in STEM Innovative Solutions Workshop.


Jenna Springer and Victoria Chanez working in lab

Students research bentonite for safer nuclear waste disposal

Authored on: Feb 02, 2022, Written by: Alison Parkins
A group of civil and environmental engineering students are researching a solution for safer long-term nuclear waste disposal by studying the characteristics of bentonite, a naturally-occurring clay. They will present their findings at next month’s annual Research in the Rotunda event in Madison, Wisconsin. 

Dairy Judging Team

UW-Platteville Dairy Judging Team wins big in Texas

Authored on: Jan 01, 2022, Written by: Kristie Reynolds
UW-Platteville's Dairy Judging Team traveled to Fort Worth, Texas, for the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo Intercollegiate Dairy Judging Contest, held on Jan. 16, where they took home top honors.

Melynda Vang

Vang credits UW-Platteville opportunities, family for success

Authored on: Nov 11, 2021, Written by: Kari Hill
As Melynda Vang prepares to graduate next month, she reflects on the opportunities the university offered her, setting her up for success and a job before graduation. Vang is majoring in computer science with a minor in business administration, and recently accepted a position at Travelers, in Saint Paul, Minnesota. 

Women in STEM

UW-Platteville receives 
INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine’s 2021 Inspiring Programs in STEM Award

Authored on: Aug 08, 2021, Written by: Alison Parkins
UW-Platteville’s Women in STEM program received the 2021 Inspiring Programs in STEM Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the largest and oldest diversity and inclusion publication in higher education.

Katie Koenig on wind turbine

UW-Platteville helps launch Koenig’s career in renewable energy

Authored on: Apr 04, 2021, Written by: Alison Parkins
It has been less than a year since Katie Koenig graduated from UW-Platteville, and her career is already reaching new heights – from job sites in Washington and New Mexico to the occasional top of a wind turbine.

Ashley Pratt

Master of Science in Applied Biotechnology student part of COVID-19 response

Authored on: Feb 02, 2021, Written by: Kristie Reynolds
Ashley Pratt has had an educational experience many would say isn’t standard. After earning her bachelor's degree while working full-time, she is now earning her Master of Applied Biotechnology degree, while working for a company that has a significant role in the COVID-19 response.

ASEE Award

UW-Platteville engineering honored by national diversity recognition program

Authored on: Feb 02, 2021, Written by: Alison Parkins
The College of Engineering, Mathematics and Science is being celebrated for its commitment to diversity and inclusion. The American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE) recently recognized the college with the Bronze Level Award for the ASEE Diversity Program – the highest-level award issued this cycle.  

WiSTEM Banquet

Student success drives renewed UW-Platteville, Alliant Energy partnership

Authored on: Jan 01, 2021, Written by: Alison Parkins and Lindsay Dietmeier
A longtime supporter of UW-Platteville students, Alliant Energy recently furthered its commitment by pledging continued support to several College of Engineering, Mathematics and Science programs for 2021–22 and signing on as a premier corporate partner with UW-Platteville Intercollegiate Athletics.

Felicia Holmes

Collaboration makes goal of healthcare career a reality

Authored on: Jan 01, 2021, Written by: Alison Parkins
Biology major Felicia Holmes has had a goal to become a physical therapist since the seventh grade, when she job-shadowed professionals in the field. She enrolled in the Pre-Physical Therapy program at UW-Platteville, and now in her junior year was already accepted into Clarke University’s Doctor of Physical Therapy program for fall 2021.

Women in STEM

Building on a strong foundation, UW-Platteville expands opportunities for Women in STEM

Authored on: Jan 01, 2021, Written by: Alison Parkins
UW-Platteville’s longstanding, nationally-recognized Women in Engineering, Mathematics and Science program recently expanded to become the Women in STEM program, allowing for a greater impact on women students across campus.

Meredith “Mere” Dentice Johnson

Engineering alumna supports women In STEM

Authored on: Jan 01, 2021, Written by: Megan Hinderman
Ever since she was a little girl, Meredith “Mere” Dentice Johnson knew she wanted to be an engineer. Johnson’s love of math and science eventually led her to UW-Platteville to pursue a degree in industrial engineering.