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WISE Forum

The annual Women in Science & Engineering (WISE) Forum brings together female high school students; faculty and students from area universities and colleges; and accomplished women from the STEM fields (science, technology, engineering, math).

The first half of the evening consists of a Mentoring Dinner where attendees can network with each other. This is an opportunity for students with an interest in STEM to talk one on one with and receive advice from female professionals and college students.  

Following the dinner is a Public Panel Discussion featuring a panel of female distinguished STEM professionals from across the country. 

Past panelists: executives from DuPont Company, IBM, Merck, Mars Inc., NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Sanofi, and W.L. Gore & Associates, Inc.

Important Update Regarding the 2020 WISE Forum:

At this time, we know there are increasing concerns about the risks of COVID-19 and attending events with large groups of people.  The Da Vinci Science Center considers health and safety our top priorities and we are committed to keeping our guests, employees, volunteers, and partners informed and prepared so that we can work together to manage through this challenging time. 

We have decided to cancel the WISE Forum Mentoring Dinner scheduled for Wednesday, March 18th in order to ensure the health and safety of our anticipated 350+ attendees. 

We are currently evaluating options that would enable us to continue with the Panel Discussion in a reprogrammed format. Please stay tuned for additional announcements from the Da Vinci Science Center as we work to confirm details.

2020 WISE Forum & Dinner Details

Please see the above statement regarding the status of the 2020 WISE Forum & Dinner.

Miss America 2020 announced as panelist at this year’s WISE Forum 

Da Vinci Science Center is excited to announce Miss America 2020, Camille Schrier, as a member of this year’s panel of distinguished female leaders in STEM. Schrier, a Pa. native, was crowned Miss America on Dec. 19, 2019 after showcasing a chemistry experiment during the talent portion of the competition. Schrier holds dual Bachelor’s Degrees in Biochemistry and Systems Biology from Virginia Tech.

2020 Confirmed Panelists

2020 WISE Student Application

Applications to attend the 2020 WISE Forum Mentoring Dinner are now closed. If you are interested in attending the WISE Forum Mentoring Dinner and missed the application window, please contact Sharon Alexander at sharon@nulldavincisciencecenter.org.

Attendees will be notified of their acceptance or being placed on the wait list via the email address provided on their application by Friday, Feb. 7, 2020. If you have not received notification by then, please check your junk mail folders.

Accepted students will need to confirm their attendance to the WISE Forum by Friday, Feb. 14, 2020. After that date, seats will be offered to those students on the waiting list.

Please note, this deadline refers to the Mentoring Dinner; the Public Panel Discussion is free and open to the general public.

Contact: Sharon Alexander, CFRE, 484-664-1002, ext. 125

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