M.S. in Tropical Conservation Biology and Environmental Science

Women in STEM Conference

Mahalo nui loa to the speakers, panelists, and attendees that made the 2nd annual Women in STEM Conference a huge success! You can watch the event's livestream here.

We invite you to join the conversation for the 2nd annual Women in STEM Conference. This event is hosted by the TCBES Club, Office of Equal Opportunity, Women's Center, and LGBTQ+ Center.

Our theme this year is Educate to Empower: Uplifting All Women in STEM.

This all day event (8:00 AM - 4:30 PM) will be held on March 5, in the Campus Center Room 301. Join us for a combination of talks, panel discussions, training workshops, and connection building.

We welcome and encourage our UH Hilo students, faculty, and local community of all genders to participate and engage in this event.

Click this link to access our conference schedule!

Women in STEM

Women in STEM 2020 Conference Schedule

March 5, 2020 | Campus Center, room 301

Session Title Session Type Time Total Minutes Speaker / Panelists / Workshop Leaders
Check In Registration 8:00-8:30 30
Kīpaepae Welcome 8:30-8:55 30 Kīpuka
Welcome and Housekeeping Information Opening Introduction 8:55-9:00 5 Clara Scheidle
Next Steps: Mentoring and Coaching with Advance Bridge Grant at UH Hilo and UH CCs" Opening 9:00-9:10 10 Marina Karides, PI Advance Bridge Grant
Introduction of Keynote Speaker Introduction 9:10-9:15 5 Marina Karides
"I am a minority in STEM, that is my superpower!" Keynote Presentation
_Sponsored by the Advance Bridge Grant_
9:15-10:15 60 Alexandra Colón-Rodriguez, UC Davis
Break - 10:15-10:20 5 -
"Grounding our work in the values of Aʻo, Makawalu, Moʻolelo, Sense of Place, and Advocacy" Presentation 10:20-11:00 40 Tara O'Neill, UH Mānoa
Break - 11:00-11:10 10 -
Redefining STEM: Diversifying perspectives of science / STEM on Hawaiʻi Island Panel 11:10-12:00 50 Tarisi Vunidilo ,
Katie Kamelamela,
Kim Kanoʻula Morishige,
Kailey Pascoe,
Hoku Pihana,
Haunani Kane
Networking lunch & interactive activity session (photo booth & resource board) - 12:00-1:00 60 -
Workshops A, B
Assertiveness Training
Mental Health
Workshop 1:00-1:55 55 Heng “Helen” Tien ,
Maria “Masha” Mitsioura
Break - 3:30-3:35 5 -
Workshops C, D
Allies Training
Communication Training
Workshop 2:00-2:55 55 Jennifer Stotter ,
Karishma Kamath
Break - 3:30-3:35 5 -
Microaggressions in STEM Presentation 3:00-3:30 30 Margary Martin
Break - 3:30-3:35 5 -
"Uplift" Session - success stories, why they got into science / STEM in the first place, highlights, what's your why? Talk-Story Panel 3:35-4:15 30 Heather Kimball ,
Rhonda Loh,
Gayle Sato,
Marianne Takamiya ,
Lisa Kaluna
"Reflect" Session Group 4:15-4:30 30 All
Raffle Prize Giveaway / Closing Closing 4:30-pau 10 TCBES/WIS Committee