Women in Materials Science

Women in Materials Science (WIMS) is a graduate student organization in the Materials Science and Engineering department at Texas A&M that is advised by Dr. Sukhishvili. WIMS is currently led by Hanna Hlushko (president) and officers Raman Hlushko, Alexa Easley, Christa Torrence, Mengying Liu, Ciera Cipriani, Jordan Brito, and Yash Karanth. The mission of our organization is to encourage women to pursue studies in materials science and careers in STEM fields while promoting a community atmosphere among students and faculty. To obtain our goal, we host events in which forgotten women in science are represented and achievements acknowledged, and we participate in outreach activities to younger students with the hopes that providing them first-hand experience doing scientific experiments will kindle their interest in science.

Learn more about the WIMS organization and events here.


Ph.D. students volunteering at Rock Prairie Elementary Discovery Night, February 23, 2017.
Teaching 6th and 8th graders at Allen Academy in Bryan, TX.


Aggie Research Program

PhD students Victoria Albright and Hanna Hlushko lead undergraduate research teams in Dr. Sukhishvili’s lab.



Other Outreach

The Sukhishvili lab hosted a group at the STEM 4 Innovation conference, where Dr. Sukhishvili gave a tour of our lab, and graduate students introduced 30 educators to the world of Materials Science & Engineering.




Sukhishvili Group & friends participating in the Big Event.