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WiSE Women of Color in STEM

Undergraduate Jasmine Johnson and Dr. Ruth Chen

“I’m excited about the growth and what is to come in the future. I can only imagine how it will be five years from now.” -Jasmine Johnson

WiSE Women of Color in STEM News

Alexis Pena in Lab Ariel Ash-Shakoor in Lab






"Women of Color Blaze Lonely Trail in Sciences"

Article by Brooke Lewis for the Syracuse Post-Standard

Featuring Alexis Peña (Left) and Ariel Ash-Shakoor (Right)


Also . . .

Alexis Peña Earns National Recognition for Research,

March 10, 2015


Kayla Christian, does water quality sampling for a pre-hydraulic fracturing water quality database for NYS

April 14, 2015





WiSE Women of Color in STEM


WiSE Women of Color in STEM Mission:

We exist to empower women of color in STEM by building community, fostering a sense of belonging, and promoting academic, professional, and interpersonal excellence.


WiSE Women of Color and Mu Sigma Upsilon Inc.

WiSE and Jasmine Johnson received awards from the Gaia Chapter of Mu Sigma Upsilon Sorority Inc.

March 29, 2015. Read More on pg. 2 of the WiSE Spring 2015 Newsletter (678 kb)




Advisory Committee

Ms. Ariel Ash-Shakoor is a bioengineering PhD student in the College of Engineering and Computer Science.

Dr. Michelle Blum is an assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering.

Dr. Renee Franklin Hill is an assistant professor of practice in the School of Information Studies

Dr. Dawn Johnson is an associate professor of Higher Education whose research focus is students of color in science and engineering.

Ms. Jasmine Johnson is a junior majoring in chemistry in the College of Arts and Sciences.



Excellence in STEM Programs (ESP):

WiSE Women of Color in STEM serves as a pilot program for a new series of undergraduate programs called Excellence in STEM Programs (ESP). These programs will continue WiSE’s mission to support the achievement of excellence in STEM and persistence towards graduation while fostering an “I can do it!” attitude through capacity building activities, awareness/affirmation and a developmental mentoring network.  In the future, ESP will also be developed for other groups of undergraduate women.