Welcome to Women in STEM (WiSTEM)

Created in early 2019, We are for all women scientists at Washington University in St. Louis (WUSTL), affiliated with DBBS (Division of Biology and Biomedical Sciences). We are committed to provide an inclusive and welcoming environment, and invite you to join us at our upcoming events.

A warm-hearted hello from WiSTEM ! This group was created with the intention of providing a support group and programming intentionally planned with women in mind, tailored to the unique experience that female scientists face in today’s climate. Take a minute to explore our current plans, follow us on social media, and reach out to anyone on the executive board with any questions or suggestions for programming. Hope to see you at an event soon!

Rachel Johnston (Founder of WiSTEM) December, 2018.


Women in STEM (WiSTEM) is determined to give women a place to feel comfortable in science and other STEM fields. As such, WiSTEM seeks to give student diversity in DBBS visibility and a voice. WiSTEM hopes to meet the needs of its students through professional development opportunities, campus and community outreach, and inclusive programming for DBBS. WiSTEM hopes to create an inclusive environment for women within the DBBS graduate program as a forum for the unique challenges that female graduate students face within DBBS both on a daily basis and on a larger scale.


– Advance and enhance the educational and personal development of its members.

– Develop a sense of community among women in DBBS.

– Create programs and initiatives to address issues facing women in STEM fields in DBBS and the greater St. Louis community.

– Create a network of individuals helping achieve the mission and vision of WiSTEM.



There are not currently any upcoming events scheduled. Please check back for new events to be added.

In the meantime, if you’d like to explore campus events, please visit Happenings at WashU.

  • 2021 Fall Social

Connect with us!

Follow us on social media to stay updated on upcoming events, or email us with any questions, comments or concerns. We would love to hear from you!