The Program for Women in Science and Engineering (WiSE) was founded in 1986 by a group of Iowa State University faculty and staff. WiSE is committed to advancing our land-grant mission of ensuring an ISU education is accessible to all. WiSE supports undergraduate students in the following academic colleges: College of Agriculture and Life SciencesCollege of DesignCollege of EngineeringCollege of Human SciencesCollege of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and the Ivy College of Business.

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 with confidence, and become leaders in their communities. 

WiSE Purpose:

Inspiring, supporting, and empowering current and future ISU students to engage, persist, and thrive in their chosen STEM communities. 

WiSE has allowed me to rocket into the woman that my parents were hoping for, a confident, strong, independent woman ready to take on the challenges as a woman in STEM.

Sharice L, Aerospace Engr. Major with a Mandarin Chinese Minor

Outside the main WiSE office

Visit Us!

When you're on campus, stop in and visit our main office, 218 Carver Hall or WiSE West located in the Student Innovation Center, room 3135.

Contact Information

Program for Women in Science and Engineering • • 515-294-0966