Dr. Cassandra Marnocha, associate professor of biology; Dr. Suzanne Wagner, professor of computer information sciences; Dr. Mary McCourt, professor of chemistry; and Dr. Maritza Branker, associate professor of mathematics, were among those honored as women in STEM during Niagara University’s Students Aligned to Stop Sexism’s celebration of National STEM Day on Nov. 8, 2023.

Niagara University’s Students Aligned to Stop Sexism celebrated National STEM Day, Nov. 8, by honoring some of the university’s distinguished faculty and students who are women in STEM.

The honorees—Dr. Mary McCourt, professor of chemistry; Dr. Suzanne Wagner, professor of computer and information sciences; Dr. Maritza Branker, associate professor of mathematics; Dr. Cassandra Marnocha, associate professor of biology; and Dr. Susan Mason, professor of psychology—shared their stories and advice for the future women in STEM.

 “In my lifetime and career, I have witnessed a transformation of women’s rights in the workplace,” said Dr. McCourt. “I was of the first generation of working mothers, and now I see where we are today, and it makes me so proud. I am looking out at all of you, and I see the future, and that is something to be proud of.”

The event also included a poster presentation by students Morgan Hildreth, Kathryn Bednarz, Catherine Larrow, Grace Sweeney, Alex Kiredrowski, Corinne Kleiner, and Claire Vanileshout.