JumpStarting STEM Careers originated in 2011 as a collaboration between researchers at George Washington, Ottawa, and Gallaudet Universities. It was a multi-day workshop originally called FORWARD to Professorship and was developed to help early STEM professionals [specifically women, minorities and those with disabilities] learn skills to help them prepare for, acquire and become successful in a STEM career. Since 2013 this evolved into a half day, theme based symposium which was held annually at Arizona State University. Beginning in 2016 the event became a one day all STEM conference with a poster session and poster awards.  The JSC conference is now being held Bi-annually so we have more time to recruit a large number of exceptional speakers.

The 2016 Conference was a huge success  with over 25 speakers and record attendance including virtual attendees from over 10 countries through our live stream.  The next JSC conference will be held on January 12, 2018.  Contact us if you are interested in helping or participating as a speaker.

2016 JSC Conference Final Program [LINK]

AWIS Central Az

     2016 Sponsors

  • ASU School of Life Sciences 
  • ASU Graduate and Professional Student​ Association
  • ASU Undergraduate Student Government
  • Society for Industrial and Applied​     Mathematics [SIAM] ASU
  • Central Arizona AWIS Chapter
  • Workiva Inc.
  • Ticketmaster
  • Interested in becoming a Sponsor for the 2018 event? Email us at events@awis-caz.org

JumpStarting STEM Careers 


Friday January 12, 2018

Arizona State University

Old Main | Carson Ballroom

Supporting Women in STEM

JumpStarting STEM Careers
Proposed 2018 Conference Program

| 8:00 - 8:45a.m. |

Opening remarks
| 8:45 - 9:00a.m. |

Science Panel
| 9:00 - 10:00a.m. |

Morning Break – Vendor Tables/Student
Poster Session

| 10:00 - 11:25a.m. |

Technology Panel
| 11:30 - 12:30p.m. |

Buffet Lunch – Old Main, Carson Ballroom
[Additional time to visit Student Posters]
| 12:30 - 1:20p.m. |

Engineering Panel
| 1:30 - 2:30p.m. |

Mathematics Panel
| 2:30 - 3:30p.m. |

 Afternoon Break & Vendor Exhibits
| 3:30 - 3:45p.m. |

Career Services & Graduate School Panel
Summary of resources at ASU for career planning & continuing post-grad education
| 3:45 - 4:45p.m. |

Student Awards, Announcements & Closing remarks
| 4:45 - 5:00p.m. |