Alumnae and Friends

Alumnae and friends provide invaluable support to WiSE by sharing the time, talents and expertise in various programs and initiatives. Listed below are some of the ways that STEM professionals have connected with our programs in the past.

  • Presenting sessions or leading hands-on activities related to their discipline at the Taking the Road Less Traveled Career Conferences for 6-12 grade girls (happens 6 times a year).
  • Serving as 'panel members' for sessions offered throughout the year on issues such as 'balancing career and family' 'differences between undergrad and grad school in STEM', etc.
  • Facilitating sessions on various professional development topics for students (e.g. leadership styles, communication skills, dealing with difficult people, exploring international opportunities, resume writing, career fair networking, etc.)
  • Networking with undergraduate learning community students at various functions: dinners, 'mocktail socials', etc.
  • Allowing undergraduate students to interview or job shadow them in their work place.
  • Organizing tours/visits of their facilities for students
  • Donating to WiSE to support all aspects of the programming (pre-college outreach, recruitment, community building, scholarships, and retention.)

If you are interested in getting involved with WiSE please feel free to contact any of the following staff members:

  • To get involved with K-12 outreach programs/students: contact Carol Heaverlo, 294-5883,
  • To get involved with programs for undergraduate or transfer students: contact Allie Rowe, 294-5278,
  • Or feel free to contact Lora Leigh Chrystal, Director with any questions, 294-4317,

You can also complete the program interest survey to let us know how you would like to get involved with WiSE.

Alumnae and Friends Interest Survey

  • Being listed in the Role Model Directory as a potential resource person for WiSE (or other programs across the state of Iowa). WiSE uses this listing to help identify STEM women who can serve as speakers, people for K-12 students to job shadow, etc.