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Photo Recap: WiSTEM Launch Party

New WiSTEM program brings hundreds of students together for an evening of networking and exploration into the world of STEM
WiSTEM Launch Party event photo

Last Monday, hundreds of students gathered at the Texas Union Ballroom for the big Women in STEM (WiSTEM) Launch Party. Throughout the evening, attendees mixed and mingled with fellow students, explored the university’s many organizations and resources, and learned about the many career avenues—and opportunities to change the world—that STEM has to offer. Featured below are a few photos from the evening’s festivities.

Mixing and Mingling

Students gather for a group shot to raise their horns
Students take a moment to show their Longhorn pride


Students participating in activities
A student puts their balancing skills to the test at a tabling activitiy


Students enjoying a catered dinner
Guests enjoying refreshments 


Students at the tabling event
Members of the Longhorn Share Project (a program within University Health Services) participating in the tabling event


Students representing the Women in Medicine organization
Students representing the Women in Medicine organization


Speaker Sessions

Tricia Berry
Tricia Berry, executive director of WiSTEM


Michael Drew, Interim Associate Dean, Undergraduate Education
Michael Drew, interim associate dean for undergraduate education, College of Natural Sciences


WiSTEM Student Programs Director Ana Dison
Ana Dison, WiSTEM student programs director


Soo Young Rieh, Associate Dean
Soo Young Rieh, associate dean for education, School of Information


Christine Julien, Associate Dean (
Christine Julien, associate dean for diversity, equity, inclusion, Cockrell School of Engineering

More about WiSTEM
Housed within the Division of Diversity and Community Engagement, Women in STEM (WiSTEM) is a newly launched university-wide student outreach, recruiting and retention program designed to bring more women into the science, technology, engineering (STEM) fields. Visit the WiSTEM website to learn more.