Women in Science and Health (WISH)

WISH provides scientific and social networking opportunities for faculty in the STEM fields at UAlbany, scientific presentations and discussions of gender equality and work-life balance.

The group in turn offers a framework for mentoring female post-doctoral fellows, graduate students and undergraduates in the STEM fields. WISH was established in 2014 by Elga Wulfert, Professor of Psychology and Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, and Marlene Belfort, Professor of Biology and Scientific Director of the interdisciplinary Life Sciences Initiative.


Upcoming Events


Careers in Science Panel Discussion

Friday February 23, 12:35 - 1:35 pm
University at Albany, SUNY LC 25

Featuring: Elise Gervais, PHD, Cindy Yeung and Lori Ann Defreest, MD, PHD. See Full Flyer




Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Seminar

Friday February 23, 12:35 - 1:30 pm
Life Sciences Research Building, D'Ambra Auditorium

Featuring: Yanna Liang, PhD
Chair and Professor of Environmental and Sustainable Engineering
College of Engineering and Applied Sciences UAlbany See Full Flyer



WISH Entrepreneur Series

Forensic Meteorology: Unexpected Discoveries Made on My Journey to a Career in Meteorological Sleuthing
Alicia Wasula, Ph.D.
Sahde Tree Meteorology
Friday March 9, 12 - 1:30 pm
Life Science Research building 1143

Students and Postdocs welcome! Please RSVP to Rebecca McCarthy rmccarthy3@albany.edu by March 5th. See Full Flyer




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