WIU College of Arts and Sciences

WIU Promoting STEM Programs For Female Students

Apr 15, 2015
Frannie Smith TSPR

Some faculty members at Western Illinois University feel there's been a decline in female students studying STEM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math).  So they're working to create an initiative with the College of Arts and Science to provide scholarships, mentoring opportunities, and travel grants to such students.

Rich Egger

Rich Egger's guest on Emphasis is Western Illinois University Geography Professor Emeritus Donald “Bill” Griffin. He is author of Voices of the Hennepin Canal: Promoters, Politicians, and the US Army  Corps of Engineers.

Construction of the Hennepin lasted from 1892 to 1908. Griffin said concrete was used to build the navigation locks and dams, marking the first time this was done in the US.