LU-WISE Lunch Series

Build community in a friendly atmosphere with other women scientists and engineers while participating in informal dialogue and exploration of new ideas and reducing isolation. Lehigh ADVANCE will host LU-WISE Luncheons monthly, throughout the academic year. Women STEM faculty, adjuncts, professors of practice, and post-doctoral researchers are invited to attend. Post-docs, Graduate Students, and undergraduate students in STEM seeking to network should look for the Student WISE group.


Look in the Events list for more details and RSVP links.

  • September 23, 2016: Semester Plans: What's in store for ADVANCE, What's in store for you? High level overview of 16-17AY goals for ADVANCE Center. Then, related to time management in the academy, we referenced concepts from Every Semester Needs a Plan for strategic goal and project planning for the things that matter most, but tend to have low built-in accountability.  

  • October 13, 2016: Eileen Pollack, author of The Only Woman in the Room: Why Science is Still a Boys Club, UC303 12-1:30 for book talk and book signing. 2-3pm in Women's Center for student meet & greet.  
  • November 17, 2016:  Handling Conflict
  • December 9 or 16, 2016
  • January 2017 TBD
  • February 2017 TBD
  • March 2017 TBD
  • April 2017 TBD
  • May 2017 TBD



  • September 3, 2015- UC 408
  • October 2, 2015
  • November 5, 2015- UC306, Men Advocates for Gender Equity, Teaching Evaluations, and Success Teams
  • December 4, 2015- RBC292, Nancy Wayne, Workshop: The Need for Self Promotion
  • January 2016, RSVP
  • February 4, 2016, Meeting with Men Advocates
  • March 2, 2016
  • April 7, 2016
  • May 6, 2016


This year, in addition to Luncheons for Career Development and Networking, we will schedule several 4 hour or 8 hour Writing Retreats for interested STEM Faculty Women. Look for RSVP links.

  • August 21, 2014- UC 306- Kick Off
  • September 18, 2014- UC 408- Make more Energy, not more Time
  • October 6-7, 2014- Writing Retreat I *Look for link to confirm time
  • October 15, 2014- IA Governor's Suite--Creativity as a Skill, Guest Speaker
  • November 24, 2014--Handling Criticism
  • December 18, 2014--Celebrating and Identifying Enablers of Success
  • January 16, 2015- Writing Retreat II *Look for link to confirm time
  • January 22, 2015-Gender and the Classroom- Course Evaluations/Inclusive Education
  • February 11, 2015 8-9 am Breakfast with Dr. Christine Grant, NCSU
  • February 19, 2015- Tenure Talk, Peer-Peer
  • March 19, 2015--Impostor Syndrome Workshop, Dr. Nancy Wayne
  • April 16, 2015
  • May 13, 2015
  • June 19, 2015- Writing Retreat III *Look for link to confirm time



June 27, 2013- 12-1:30 STEPS 551

July 25, 2013: UC 302 Brown Bag Lunch, dessert and drinks provided.


Topic: Grant Writing- Focus on NIH proposal strategies. Some useful tips can be found from past Faculty Peer Exchange Sessions, specifically: Power point slides of introductory talk by Alan Snyder as well as Power Point Slides used by Dr. Hunziker of NIH at the webinar by her on Nov 13, 2012

August 21, 2013 - 2-4 PM "Outside the Box" Kick-Off!  - Problem Solving through a unique painting experience. At Roey's Paintbox Parties, Main St. Bethlehem.  RSVP by August 16th with this link:

September 26, 2013

October 24, 2013

November 21, 2013

December 19, 2013

January 16 or 23, 2014

February 20, 2014

March 20, 2014

April 17, 2014

May 15, 2014


2012-2013 ADVANCE LU-WISE Activities mostly relate to service and faculty career resources. Other opportunities are advertised or sponsored. 

Friday, February 1, 3:00 PM
Packard Lab, Room 416
Li-Ching Lee, PhD
Departments of Epidemiology and Mental Health
John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Epidemiologic Research and Findings on Autism Spectrum Disorders: An Update

February (TBD):  Resources and Reputation:  Discuss opportunitites on campus to take your impact to another level by investigating institutional funding streams, international opportunities, and paths to be more visible on campus.

February 26-27:  NSF ADVANCE Site VISIT  Women STEM Faculty are included in various stakeholder focus groups with the NSF ADVANCE Site Visit Team.

March 18: Academic Symposium: How Interdiscilpnarity Shapes STEM Careers of Women

April: TBD

May: TBD


2011-2012 ADVANCE LU-WISE Luncheons will relate to the theme of interdisciplinarity. Participants will continue to have the opportunity to set the tone and topic.

April 20, 2012

March 23, 2012:
Celebrating Lehigh's STEM Women, Focus on pursuit and outcomes of interdisciplinary research by women.

February 23, 2012:
Amber Rice and WEBS

September 30, 2011:

Spring 2011: Building Community, Sharing Research. See the slides and photos from the sessions on this page.

January 21, 2011:

Kristen Jellison, LU-WISE Lunch, Jan. 21, 2011

Amy Camp, LU-WISE Lunch, Jan. 21, 2011

March 24, 2011:
Xiaolei Huang, LU-WISE Lunch, Mar. 24, 2011

Archived LU-WISE News and Events