Program that aims to build diversity in sciences produces first graduates

Four women (faculty, staff, students) outside EMS

UWM has reached another milestone in helping build a more diverse workforce in the STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) fields.

In May, the first three students graduated from a UWM program designed to encourage more students from underrepresented groups to become engineers and computer scientists.

The three – Bryn Glennon, Mara Charpentier and Maddie Schillinger – are part of a cohort of 13 students in the PECS (Preparing Engineering and Computer Scientists) program, funded through the National Science Foundation.