CLUB LIFE: Supporting Women in STEM

CLUB LIFE: Supporting Women in STEM

What: Women in STEM (WIS) empowers all women interested in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics at Haverford by creating solidarity among them and providing them with a support network. The club was inactive for a couple of years before being revived in 2015 by Allie Lamacki ’16 and Jenna Medeiros ’18. WIS operates a mentorship program and hosts various events and workshops. The club brings inspiring women working in STEM fields to speak on campus and has hosted a science-art activity collaboration with James House and a trip to the Franklin Institute.

Who: Maya Behn ’18 and Emily Nalven Krasnow ’17 are the current club co-presidents. The club is also run by a board, which includes Claudia Nguyen ’18, Francesca Ciocco ’17, Steph Lukez ’19, Chuhui Fu 19, Carlotta Pazzi ’20, Victoria Merino ’20, Karla Garcia ’20, Lauren De La Ossa ’20, and Harika Dabbara ’20.

When: The board meets every Tuesday at 6 p.m. in Zubrow Commons. Typical meetings include discussion of the progress of planned projects and suggestions for new event ideas. WIS also holds weekly office hours from 8-9 p.m. in room 118K in the OAR.

Did you know: The club has hosted multiple MacArthur “Genius” Award winners and Churchill Fellows and features its own award winner: Current senior co-president Emily Nalven Krasnow ’17 has received a Fulbright to conduct research in Belgium next year.

Upcoming: Their next event is a talk by planetary research scientist and author of Fish Stories Mimi Gerstell to campus on April 20.

Get involved: Email womeninstem.hc@gmail.com to join.

Photo by Patrick Montero of current member (from left) Steph Lukez ’19, Lauren De La Ossa ’20, Carlotta Pazzi ’20, Karla Garcia ’20, Chuhui Fu ’19, Harika Dabbara ’20,Emily Krasnow ’17, Claudia Nguyen ’18, Victoria Merino ’20. (Not pictured: Maya Behn ’18.)

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