Career Explorations: Women-in-STEM

Are you interested in pursuing a STEM career?

Curious about a day-in-the-life of a STEM professional?

Do you want to connect with successful women in STEM?

The Career Explorations: Women-in-STEM (CE-WIS) program matches students enrolled at UNR with female STEM professionals. Through career shadowing and/or mentoring, you will have the opportunity to explore STEM career pathways and gain confidence with a strong female role model. This exploration aims to help you learn how to leverage your curricular and professional goals.

All majors are welcome. Whether you’re already studying in a STEM field or interested in learning more, we invite you to explore your interests while working with a STEM professional. 

The information you provide in your registration below will help us find your match. Matches will be, in part, determined by how specific or general  your responses are. You and your matched STEM professional will mutually agree about when, where and how to spend your 4-8 hours together between February 10th and April 15th.

Please contact Gina Russo at with questions.

This program is sponsored by:

UNR Career Studio

UNR College of Education, Northern Nevada Girls Math and Technology Program

UNR Mackay School of Earth Sciences and Engineering

UNR Nevada Center of Applied Research

UNR STEM Career and Internship Fair

The National Weather Service-Reno


To empower women to learn and succeed in STEM fields by creating a synergy between Nevada’s students, industry leaders, and university professionals through meaningful and impactful experiential opportunities.


Increase representation and retention of women in STEM fields by facilitating career exploration, supporting shadow and mentor opportunities, and connecting students with professionals to broaden awareness of STEM careers.

Monday, February 10