U I C WISEST - Women in Science and Engineering System Transformation

Internal Advisory Committee


Dwight A. McBride, Dean of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Peter Nelson, Interim Dean of Engineering; Professor of Computer Science


Barbara Risman, Head and Professor of Sociology

Timothy Johnson, Director of Survey Research Laboratory; Professor of Public Administration

Stephanie Riger, Professor of Psychology and Gender and Women's Studies 

Mark Adams,  WISEST Senior Facilitator


Farhad Ansari, Professor of Civil and Materials Engineering

Henrik Aratyn, Professor of Physics

Mitra Dutta, Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering 

David Marker, Professor of Mathematics

Robert Gordon, Professor of Chemistry

Brian Kay, Professor of Biological Sciences

Thomas J. Royston, Professor of Bioengineering and Interim Head

Sohail Murad, Professor of Chemical Engineering

Robert Sloan, Acting Head and Professor of Computer Science

Kathryn Nagy, Professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences and Acting Head

Farzad Mashayek, Professor of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering and Interim Head

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Women in Science and Engineering System Transformation (WISEST)

The goal of the WISEST Initiative is to increase the number, participation, and leadership status of women — majority and minority — in academic science and engineering through institutional transformation at UIC.