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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.

2020 WISE Forum & Dinner Details

Wednesday, March 18, 2020, 5 – 9 p.m.
Snow Date: Tuesday, March 24, 2020, 5 – 9 p.m.

The Center at Holiday Inn Lehigh Valley
7736 Adrienne Drive
Breinigsville, PA 18031

2020 Confirmed Panelists

  • Jill Evans, Manager, Customer Service, Bosch Rexroth
  • Kisha Hortman Hawthorne, Ph.D., FACHE, Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP)
  • Tatyana Kaverina, Staff Engineer, Stryker 
  • Lisa J. Scheller, President & CEO, Silberline Manufacturing Co., Inc.
  • Nancy Wang, Head of Product Management, Amazon Web Services Data Protection; CEO & Co-Founder, Advancing Women in Product
  • Rosalind Hollingsworth (Moderator), Associate VP, Global Affairs, Sanofi

2020 WISE Student Application

If you are a female high school student with an interest in STEM, we invite you to submit your application to attend the 2020 WISE Forum. 

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

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P: 484.664.1002
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H: Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun. 12-5 p.m.
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