Women in Science at Duquesne University

Mission Statement:

The WIS@DU forum is designed to promote and support women in basic, applied and health sciences, technology, engineering and mathematics at Duquesne University. The goals of WIS@DU are as follows:

  • Recognize Duquesne University women in science for their scientific, teaching and community achievements.

  • Advocate for women’s issues in STEM fields at Duquesne University and in the broader community.

  • Identify positive strategies for women at all professional stages to navigate successful STEM and health sciences careers.

  • Provide a strong network of women in science willing to support and serve as role models for undergraduate, graduate students and their faculty peers.

Key Actions:

Meet twice per semester (6 times a year) to discuss professional and personal development as well as provide networking opportunities for women in the Duquesne University science community.

Meetings will involve:

  • Seminars by keynote speakers on relevant issues

  • Inspiring stories highlighting the career paths of Duquesne University female faculty members

  • Informative workshops and round-table discussion forums

Opportunities to network and explore STEM and health sciences opportunities for women at all stages in their career

Leadership:

Faculty

Allyson O’Donnell, Department of Biological Sciences, Bayer School of Natural and Environmental Sciences (odonne15@duq.edu)

 

Jelena Janjic, Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Mylan School of Pharmacy (janjicj@duq.edu)

 

Rachael Miller Neilan, Mathematics and Computer Science, McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts (millerneilanr@duq.edu)

 

Jennifer Aitken, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Bayer School of Natural and Environmental Sciences (aitkenj@duq.edu)

 

Fatiha Benmokhtar, Department of Physics, Bayer School of Natural and Environmental Sciences (benmokhtarf@duq.edu)

 

Graduate students

Jackie Shane, Department of Biological Sciences, BSNES (shanej@duq.edu)

Khushbu Shah, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Mylan (shahk@duq.edu)

Cassandra Hanley, Dept. of Chemistry and Biochemistry, BSNES (hanleyc@duq.edu)

http://www.duq.edu/academics/schools/natural-and-environmental-sciences/opportunities-and-activities/women-in-science

University of Pittsburgh

 

Room A312 Langley Hall, 

5th & Ruskin
Pittsburgh, PA 15260

 

Phone: 412.648.4289

 

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