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2015 - 2016 LEGISLATURE
January 19, 2016 - Introduced by Senators Shilling, Harsdorf, C. Larson, Harris
, Cowles, Hansen, Ringhand, Vinehout, Wirch, Darling and Bewley,
cosponsored by Representatives Johnson, Kerkman, Kolste, Sargent,
Billings, Ballweg, Milroy, Czaja, Mason, Kleefisch, Hesselbein,
Rohrkaste, Danou, Loudenbeck, Barnes, Duchow, Goyke, Allen, C. Taylor,
Young, Subeck, Sinicki, Quinn, Zepnick, Neylon, Bernier, Zamarripa, Hebl,
Petryk, Ohnstad, Stuck, Brostoff, Considine, Berceau, Knodl, Kahl,
VanderMeer, Pope, Tranel and Spreitzer. Referred to Committee on Senate
SJR82,1,2 1Relating to: designating November as a month recognizing women in the fields of
2science, technology, engineering, and mathematics in Wisconsin.
SJR82,1,63 Whereas, establishing formal recognition of a group's contributions to the
4advancement of a society toward its noble goals and aspirations shows gratitude for
5the efforts and sacrifices of that group's members; sometimes, as in this case,
6gratitude which is long overdue; and
SJR82,1,107 Whereas, formal recognition of the contributions of that group and its members
8communicates to the public and, in particular, to the younger generation, the value
9and esteem in which the community holds those individuals and the goals toward
10which they strive; and
SJR82,1,1511 Whereas, formally recognizing the contributions of women in the fields of
12science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, or STEM, provides a powerful
13impression on both young men and young women insofar as the heroes and role
14models we raise up in the eyes of our children will help to shape their attitudes and
15efforts, and, thereby, the future of science and society; and
1Whereas, formally recognizing the significant roles and contributions of women
2in the STEM fields will positively impact those futures by increasing the number of
3young women entering and succeeding in the fields of science, engineering, computer
4science, mathematics, and many related disciplines; and
SJR82,2,85 Whereas, in spite of the increasing demand and importance of strong college
6graduates prepared to contribute to careers in the STEM fields, the percentage of
7degrees and certificates conferred in STEM fields to women continues to
8underrepresent the population of talented, capable female students; and
SJR82,2,119 Whereas, November includes the birthday of Marie Curie, the first woman to
10be awarded a Nobel prize in science, one of few people to be awarded two Nobel prizes,
11and the mother of a daughter who also was awarded a Nobel prize in science; and
SJR82,2,1412 Whereas, November falls within the academic year, providing opportunities for
13teachers and students to engage and celebrate Women in STEM Month through
14various activities; and
SJR82,2,1615 Whereas, Wisconsin has an opportunity to serve as a model for other states in
16this, helping to create a stronger, brighter tomorrow; now, therefore, be it
SJR82,2,20 17Resolved by the senate, the assembly concurring, That the Wisconsin
18legislature henceforth recognize November as Women in STEM Month, raising
19awareness of the opportunities for, and contributions of, women in STEM-related
SJR82,2,2121 (End)