We recently celebrated the 30th Anniversary of Women in Science and Technology Program at Argonne with a symposium on Thursday, October 15th. The symposium celebrated women in the STEM workforce and more importantly provided training and career development.

When thinking about WIST, a quote that comes to mind is “We see more and farther than our predecessors, not because we have keener vision or greater height, but because we are lifted up on their gigantic stature.”  I am overjoyed to stand on the shoulders of WIST trailblazers and build upon the great yet still necessary work of the WIST Program in advancing women in science and technology at the laboratory, in the United States and worldwide.

The Office of the Director provides overwhelming support for WIST and we look forward to working with the WIST Steering Committee Chair, Dr. Stephen Streiffer in his role as the Deputy Laboratory Director for Science and Technology. And a huge thank you to Emily Zvolanek, the outgoing WIST PI, we are extremely appreciative of all your hard work and look forward to your ongoing support.

Here’s to the next 30 years of WIST at Argonne!


J’Tia Hart, PhD
WIST Program Initiator