The Program for Women in Science and Engineering (WiSE) was founded in 1986 by a group of Iowa State University faculty and staff concerned about the underrepresentation and underutilization of women in science and engineering.  WiSE reports to the Office of the Senior Vice President and Provost and supports students in the following academic colleges: College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, College of DesignCollege of Engineering, College of Human SciencesCollege of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and the Ivy College of Business.


WiSE is committed to advancing our land-grant mission of ensuring an ISU education is accessible to all regardless of their pocketbook or gender so WiSE provides women in STEM with financial and academic resources, personal, career and leadership development, and access to role models and mentors. WiSE embraces our land-grant heritage by sharing best practices and developing innovative programming that is responsive to the needs of our students and stakeholders.


WiSE Purpose:

Advancing gender equity in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) by inspiring, supporting, and empowering current and future students to persist and thrive in their chosen STEM communities.