WiSE (Women in Science and Engineering)

Majors Eligible to Join

Must be majoring in a STEM major at Iowa State.

Program Description

The Program for Women in Science and Engineering (WiSE) is a supportive and empowering community for all Iowa State students majoring in STEM disciplines. WiSE provides resources, engaging experiences, and meaningful connections so that our WiSE students excel in their studies, approach their careers confidently, and become leaders in their communities. 

WiSE 2010 Course: Foundations in Development for Women in STEM

This course equips WiSE students with skills to persist and thrive in their chosen STEM major at Iowa State and beyond. Students explore the experiences of women leaders in STEM fields, engage with peers across STEM fields, and develop community in small groups with peer leaders.
This course also fulfills the U.S. Cultures and Communities requirement.

WiSE Community Groups

Community groups are student-led, stress-free, FUN groups based on your interests! Meet new people and connect.

WiSE Connects

Monthly events featuring food, speakers, and activities! It is a great way to meet with other WiSE students and pursue personal and professional development.

Living Options

WiSE residential living communities are designed to help first-year students connect and build a community with other STEM students. WiSE residential cluster options exist for first-year and transfer students.

For the full listing of locations, visit: https://www.wise.iastate.edu/wise-residential-living-options

Signing up

Contact WiSE to sign up. Follow us on social media (@wise_isu) for the latest events and programs. Students are encouraged to stop into the WiSE Office at 218 Carver for studying, snacks, and conversation!

To sign up for a residential learning community, simply select your learning community preference when filling out your Department of Residence contract in the Housing portal. You can go in and update or change your learning community preference information at any time up until the deadline without losing your “priority date.”


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Sarah DuBois

218 Carver

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Cait Spencer