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Association Name:

Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) Program

Alternate Name:WISE
Permanent Address:423 Gilmore Hall,
 UI, Iowa City, IA 52242
Director:Chris Peterson Brus, Director
Director Address:412 Gilmore Hall,
 U of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 52242
Home Phone:337-7608
Work Phone:335-3511
Contact:Ann Dudler, Secretary
Address:422 Gilmore Hall, UI 52242
Work Phone:335-3530
Information:The mission of the Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) Program is to expand and improve educational and professional opportunities for women in all fields of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) by facilitating individual, institutional and social change. Selected WISE PROGRAMS: * The WISE Undergraduate Peer Mentoring Program provides academic and social support to approximately 200 undergraduate women in STEM disciplines each year. * The WISE Living-Learning Community (LLC) provides residential based community-building programs and academic and social support to 82 undergraduate women in STEM disciplines each year. * The WISE Ambassadors, a student organization, provide outreach to area K-12 institutions and the broader community. They host programs such as WISE Badge Day for area Girls Scouts, serve as speakers at career exploration events, assist K-12 educators in their classrooms, and serve as judges for area science and engineering fairs. * The WISE Resource Library includes academic journals, magazines such as eSchool, and Diversity; curricular materials with teacher manuals; and a growing number of books related to first-year transition, attribution theory, mentoring, career exploration, and work-life balance. Also available is a collection of hands-on science, math, and engineering projects for K-8 students. * The WISE Grad-Postdoc Professional Development Workshop Series provides skill building opportunities for women in STEM at a time when they are transitioning from student to professional. Workshops are facilitated by UI faculty and staff and are offered on a rotating basis. * The Dr. Eunice Beam Travel Grant Program, endowed in 2001, competitively awards six to eight $300 travel grants per year to doctoral women in STEM disciplines who are making oral presentations at meetings significant to their continued academic success.
Provides Funding:No
Provides Speakers:Yes
Last Contacted:11-01-2012