Dartmouth’s Women in Science Project Celebrates 20th Anniversary

Dartmouth Now

May 17, 2011

By Tiffany Pollack

The Women in Science Project (WISP) at Dartmouth College will celebrate its 20th anniversary this week. The celebration coincides with the annual Karen E. Wetterhahn Symposium, also celebrating its 20th anniversary this year.
Amy Palmer '94

WISP alumna Amy Palmer ’94, PhD, assistant professor of chemistry and biochemistry at the University of Colorado, Boulder, returns to Dartmouth as the keynote speaker for the 20th anniversary Wetterhahn Symposium. (photo courtesy of Amy Palmer)

Events planned for Thursday and Friday, May 19 and 20, will bring together Dartmouth alumnae, undergraduates, graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, and faculty to share experiences, exchange ideas, and discuss strategies for success in their chosen fields. ...

WISP was co-founded in 1991 by Wetterhahn and Carol Muller ’77, former associate dean for administration at the Thayer School of Engineering. The project was implemented in order to address the disproportionately low number of women in science, mathematics, and engineering by enhancing the experience of Dartmouth’s first-year women and providing students with support beyond the classroom.

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