Penn Graduate

Women in Science and Engineering

Our Goal

Despite years of progress, women and gender minorities remain underrepresented in STEM fields. PGWISE aims to correct this disparity through a combination of community outreach and career development training targeted at women and gender minorities, but open to all who wish to participate and share our goals of advancing women in STEM. Recruiting and retaining women in STEM is a tangible way that we as graduate students can change the culture of science and education at the University of Pennsylvania and beyond.

“Science can be so difficult with all of the obstacles standing in the way of women. It’s like telling people to run a marathon in the Olympics and then telling them that they will be carrying a five-pound brick. I mean that would be absurd, wouldn’t it?”

Nancy Hopkins, Professor Emeritus, MIT Department of Biology

Impact beyond Penn

We work with organizations across Philadelphia to inspire science trainees and students of all ages

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University of Pennsylvania

200 Houston Hall, 3417 Spruce Street

Philadelphia, PA 19104

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