Women in Mathematics, Science, and Technology Program

  • (A Module of Research Appreciation Week)

    WMST Poster Session presenter with Dr. KondoApril 2, 2018

    3:30–6:30 p.m.  
    First floor of Weyandt Hall

    The Kopchick College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics is sponsoring a program on April 2 from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. as part of the Research Appreciation Week highlighting scholarly accomplishments of female undergraduate/graduate students and faculty.

    High School Student Visit and Tour

    3:30–4:30 p.m., Weyandt and Walsh halls

    Local high school visitors will have the opportunity to review research projects going on in our laboratories. Visitors are also encouraged to stay for the poster session and awards ceremony.

    High school students interested in attending should complete the RSVP by March 26.

    For more information on the event, see our WMST flyer.

    Poster Session

    4:30–5:30 p.m., Weyandt Hall, first floor

    The session will highlight female undergraduate/graduate student and faculty research projects. Posters that have been presented in other contexts are welcomed, including the Undergraduate and Graduate Scholars Forum or from other professional meetings.

    If you are interested in displaying your poster, please complete and return the submission form to the Kopchick College Dean's Office at dean-cnsm@iup.edu  by Friday, March 23, 2018.

    Awards will be given for outstanding undergraduate and graduate student posters.


    March 23, 2018

    Panel Discussion and Awards Ceremony

    5:30 p.m., Weyandt Hall, Room 107

    A panel, with featured guests, will discuss issues related to success of women in STEM, followed by an awards ceremony. High school program participants will also be recognized.

    Featured panelists include:

    Dorothy Love

    Dorothy Love has worked in the environmental testing field for over 35 years, with 20 years in Environmental Quality Assurance.  She is currently the QA director for Eurofins Environment Testing US and Canada and for Eurofins Lancaster Laboratories Environmental.  Love has a BS degree in Environmental Health from IUP.  Prior to her current quality assurance role, she has experience in analytical testing and data review for both organic and inorganic methods.  Love has been with Lancaster Laboratories since 1989 with prior lab experience at other commercial and state laboratories.  She served for six years on the TNI Quality Systems Expert Committee.  She is the former chair and current member of the NJ Environmental Laboratory Advisory Committee.  She also is a current member of TNI’s Laboratory Accreditation Systems Executive Committee and the Society of Women Environmental Professionals.

    Ms. Love has two sons, Kevin and Andrew, and three grandchildren.  Kevin is a high school biology teacher and Andrew graduated from IUP in 2015 and is a logistics specialist.  During her years at IUP, she was a hall counselor (aka “CA”) in Whitmyre and the former East Quad dorms and was an active member of the Environmental Action Committee.

    Brianne Major

    Brianne is a 2012 graduate of IUP’s Cook Honors College with a BSEd in Mathematics Education and minors in educational psychology and education of exceptional persons.  She earned her Master of Education degree in Environmental Education from Slippery Rock University in 2016. She is currently the PreK-12 mathematics curriculum supervisor at Milton Hershey School in Hershey, Pennsylvania. Prior to assuming this role in June 2017, she taught senior high mathematics at MHS for five years. She earned her National Board of Professional Teaching Standards certification in the area of Mathematics–Adolescence and Young Adulthood in 2017. She is currently a member of the second cohort of the Central PA Mathematics Content and Coaching Project and is in the process of completing coursework for her mathematics coaching endorsement through Penn State University.

    Major lives in Harrisburg with her husband, Jonathan (IUP ’13), and their three dogs.

    Laura Wholey

    Laura Wholey ’78 opened her private dental office in 1986 in Mt. Lebanon, Pennsylvania, specializing in family dentistry. Her practice grew over the years to include over 1,000 patients.  She received her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine, where she graduated with honors. Wholey entered the University of Virginia Dental Residency program specializing in general dentistry in a hospital-based program treating both medically compromised and healthy patients before teaching at the School of Dental Medicine University of Pittsburgh for two and a half years. She has been a member of the American Dental Association and OKU Dental Honorary Society. Wholey retired from private practice in 2016 after a career ending hand injury.

    This event is open to the public.