LU-WISE Series

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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.

2020-2021 Schedule: to be Announced

August 6, 2020 Idea Cafe- This session yielded the following document (request permission to access the file). Major themes are listed below, and they will inform the coming year's programming: 

  • Anti-Racism in STEM
  • addressing and surviving the impacts of COVID-19 on faculty careers and evaluation
  • caregiving challenges worsened by COVID-19
  • Ideas to cultivate and sustain community across different (include not limited to)
    • give/get
    • writing accountabilty
    • casual LU-WISE cafe socials
  • keep current on university policies (ex: new Harassment & Discrimination Policy) while championing more equitable policies (regarding service and D&I work)
  • mentoring of students while remote & mentoring for underrepresented students,
  • leadership development
  • support and community for POPs, lecturers, and adjuncts
  • addressing interdisciplinarity and collaboration inequities
  • engaging more men in advancing equity and inclusion

August 13- Caregiving, Work, Covid

August 20- LU-WISE Meet with Jackie Krasas, Deputy Provost Faculty Affairs

September 24: LU-WISE Remote Mentoring of Students

October 22: Morning Meet with the Provost

October 22: LU-WISE: Give-Get




2019-2020 Schedule: 

LU-WISE Monthly Lunches, 12-1:30p

  • August 27, UC 306: Welcome 2019-2020, RSVP with this link by August 21
  • September 19, UC308:B Allies &  Advocates RSVP with this link by September 13
  • October 18, UC306, Self-Promotion: Statement/Biosketch Swap with Dr. Kate Bullard, RSVP with this link by October 14
  • November 14, UC306, Faculty Senate
  • December 4, Dr. Jenna Carpenter, inaugural dean of Campbell University College of Engineering- Breakfast for STEM women, lunch workshop
  • December 10 UC306, LGBTQ Perspectives and Family Building Policies
  • January 22, UC306, Mentoring Students in the lab
  • February 28, WI351, , Dr. Whitney Witt, inaugural dean of Lehigh's College of Health
  • March 19, ST102, TBD
  • April 22, UC306,TBD

Other events to look for include:

  • Collaborative Panels, Speakers
  • Productivity Support (formal and informal for writing and grant making)
  • If interest, a leadership series in collaboration with CGE

Past LU-WISE Events Archive