About Us

Our Vision

The vision of the UConn Persistence of Women in STEM Committee is to create an exemplary campus culture that fosters a supportive and enriching environment for women pursuing STEM coursework and careers.


Our Mission

The mission of the UConn Persistence of Women in STEM Committee is to educate the community on the use of best practices in supporting women pursuing STEM coursework and careers. In addition, the Committee promotes student success through initiatives involving all members of the campus community. The Committee engages in outreach and advocacy to development of strategies to support students.


Background

The UConn Persistence of Women in STEM Committee is currently housed under the Institute of Student Success under the direction of Dr. Maria D. Martinez and was founded in fall 2014 as an extension of the Women in STEM subcommittee of the University’s Graduation Retention Task Force.