PHOTO GALLERY: First Annual Women in STEM Frontiers in Research Expo (WiSFiRE)
By: Eli Freund, Editorial Communications Manager, UConn School of Engineering
On January 31, the University of Connecticut School of Engineering held the Women in STEM Frontiers in Research Expo, also known as WiSFiRE, for the first time—bringing together, and celebrating some of the important research and journeys of female faculty in the School.
Intended as a celebration of women in STEM, and their accomplishments, undergraduates and graduate students were treated to panel discussions on insights into a scientific research career and talks on topics such as humanizing engineering and the next generation of bridge infrastructure in the United States. Below are a selection of photos from the presenters, which numbered 22 faculty members, who represented all seven departments in the UConn School of Engineering. The conference was organized by Assistant Professors Anna Taraknova (Mechanical Engineering) and Qian Yang (Computer Science and Engineering).