WiSE embraces Iowa State University’s land-grant heritage by being responsive to the needs of our students and stakeholders throughout the state of Iowa. WiSE has a strong reputation for collaborating and developing innovative programs based on formative and summative assessments. We accomplish our mission with honesty, integrity, and professional ethics.



Enhance STEM experiences for women by advocating for diversity and inclusion through opportunities, resources, and support.

Goal 1: Prepare global citizens for 21st century careers through experiential learning and leadership opportunities.
Goal 2: Enhance and cultivate environments where women in STEM are safe, feel welcomed, supported, included, and valued.
Goal 3: Provide opportunities, support, and intervention to ensure each individual reaches their potential.


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.


We value:

  • people as individuals;
  • integrity and accountability;
  • inclusion;
  • collaboration;
  • continuous learning;
  • leadership; and
  • excellence in all we do.


WiSE Strategic Plan 2017-2022

Contact Information

Program for Women in Science and Engineering • wise@iastate.edu • 515-294-0966