Women in Science and Engineering

Exchange ideas, gain confidence, and network with female peers and colleagues

The College of Arts and Sciences and the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences collaborate on the Women in Science and Engineering (WiSE) program.   

While both schools provide a broad range of programs to ensure the success of their students, this special initiative—formally started for the incoming class of 2014—will provide support and extra-curricular opportunities geared toward female students in the STEM fields with the goal of increasing the recruitment, retention and success of women in the sciences, math and engineering.

The WiSE program offers an orientation for incoming freshwomen to meet professors, visit laboratories, run experiments and learn their way around campus at the start of the semester. Events throughout the year include guest lectures, a brown-bag lunch series, community outreach, and breakfast meetups with professors.

Whether you are a new student with an interest in science, or an upperclasswoman or graduate student majoring in a STEM discipline, we invite you to participate in WiSE programs. Our programs offer you opportunities to exchange ideas, gain confidence, and network with female peers and colleagues, increasing the success of all of your academic endeavors.