UW-Platteville expands opportunities for Women in STEM

PLATTEVILLE, Wis. (CBS 58) --- The University of Wisconsin-Platteville is expanding opportunities for women in Engineering, Mathematics, and Science programs.

The university recently expanded to become the Women in STEM program, which wraps in additional academic majors. This includes construction management, industrial technology management, agriculture, geography, forensic investigation, and more.

Officials say the Women in STEM program nearly doubled the number of women on campus, which is estimated at 1,000.

The program builds community through support services, including a Women in STEM Living Learning Community, the Women in STEM Mentor Center, and both peer and professional mentor programs, according to a news release.

“UW-Platteville has a strong reputation as a place where women pursuing STEM degrees thrive,” said Dr. Molly Gribb, dean of UW-Platteville’s College of Engineering, Mathematics and Science. “In 2016, we were thrilled to be recognized by ABET, the international accrediting body for engineering, with the Claire L. Felbinger Award for Diversity and Inclusion. Now we are excited to see how we can impact even more women students.” 

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