Standing Together

The University of Wisconsin System Women and Science (WaS) Program has been promoting equity, inclusion and diversity in STEM education for over 20 years. Through our workshops, grants, and conferences we have worked to breakdown the systemic barriers that limit participation, equity, and advancement of women and underrepresented peoples in STEM. The devastating acts of racial violence that continue to plague our nation cannot continue. For far too long, millions of Americans have been and continue to be treated differently based on race alone. Individuals of color, especially in STEM, carry these burdens not just outside the doors of our higher education institutions but in all aspects of their lives including their careers.

We acknowledge and stand against systemic racism. We share our commitment to continue to work against it and encourage you to join us. Being silent will only continue to perpetuate the systemic racism that has plagued our country and higher education institutions.

The Women and Science program reaffirms our commitment to foster equity and excellence in the scientific community. We encourage you to take a stand against racism. It is all of our responsibility to do so. Attend a training on bias, microaggressions, or inclusive teaching. Foster change by applying what you learned to mentor a student of color or influence equitable and inclusive hiring practices. Take the time you would work on research to educate yourself about racism in academia. Reach out to your Center for Teaching on campus. There are numerous of ways to educate yourself and get involved.

We will continue to share and provide resources in the weeks ahead for your active participation.

In solidarity,

UW System Women and Science Program


Helpful links and Articles

Book List

  • Superior: The Return of Race Science by Angela Saini
  • Tell Me Who You Are: Sharing Our Stories of Race, Culture, & Identity by Winona Guo & Priya Vulchi
  • Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi
  • Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid
  • How Not to Get Shot: And Other Advice from White People by D. L. Hughley
  • White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide by Carol Anderson

Universities of Wisconsin Alliance for Inclusion, Diversity, Equity & Advancement in STEM

UW Oshkosh Campus
Halsey Science Center, Room 121
(920) 424-7414