The annual Women in Science Symposium (WISS) highlights the voices of leading innovators as they share their career journey. The event offers the opportunity to listen, discuss and network with like-minded individuals, while joining together in support of a more inclusive conversation about finding our own path to success.

Past Symposiums

Yvonne Cagle

2020 Symposium
‘Building Bridges to the Future’
March 3, 2020
Canvas Stadium

2019 Women in Science Symposium

2019 Symposium
April 25, 2019
Lory Student Center

2018 Symposium
April 19, 2018
Lory Student Center

2017 Women in Science Symposium

2017  Workshop
April 13, 2017
Lory Student Center

Organizing Board

Phillida Charley, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow,
Department of Environmental & Radiological Health Sciences,
Colorado State University

Ray Goodrich, PhD
Director, Infectious Disease Research Center,
Professor, Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Pathology,
Colorado State University

Karyn Hamilton, PhD
Director, Translational Research on Aging & Chronic Disease Laboratory,
Professor, Department of Health & Exercise Science,
Colorado State University

Ed Hoover, DVM, PhD
University Distinguished Professor,
Department of Microbiology, Immunology & Pathology,
Colorado State University

Pam Jones, MBA
Advancement Consultant,
Jones Consulting

Candace Mathiason, PhD (Lead)
Associate Professor,
Department of Microbiology, Immunology & Pathology,
Colorado State University

Emily Maverick
PhD Candidate
Department of Biomedical Sciences,
Colorado State University

Rushika Perera, PhD
Associate Professor,
Department of Microbiology, Immunology & Pathology,
Colorado State University

Edit Szalai, PhD
Program Manager,
Department of Microbiology, Immunology & Pathology,
Colorado State University

Phyllis Wise, PhD
2019 Women in Science Symposium Speaker
CEO, President & Board Member,
Colorado Longitudinal Study