Women Supporting Women in the Sciences

Women Supporting Women in the Sciences (WS2) is an international initiative unifying and supporting graduate and professional-level women and allies in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), while providing outreach to elementary and secondary level students. Since late 2018, graduate students and postdocs from Northwestern University and several institutions in Tanzania have been collaborating to develop professional development workshops intended to empower university women and promote STEM careers. The funding will allow WS2 to form international teams that will design and distribute low-cost physics and materials science lab kits relevant to elementary and secondary school students across the world.

Project Leads: Jill Wenderott (Northwestern University), Joyce Elisadiki (University of Dodoma), Sossina Haile (Northwestern University), Julie Fornaciari (UC Berkeley), and Danielle Butts (UCLA)