WiSE is excited to offer a variety of courses designed to create an academic space for students in STEM to process experiences and build self-efficacy crucial for retention and persistence to graduation. Participation in WiSE course offerings serve to enhance students' STEM curricula. Note: Enrollment in course offerings is not a requirement of the program.


WiSE Students

WISE 201 - Foundations in Development for Women in STEM (3 credits) 

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

FALL 2023
Tues/Thur   2:10 PM - 3:25 PM
Course Delivery is face to face instruction.


WISE 307- Women in Science and Engineering (3 credits) 

Cross-listed with BIOL and WGS. The interrelationships of women and science and engineering examined from historical, sociological, philosophical, and biological perspectives.

FALL 2023
Tues/Thur   9:30 AM - 10:45 AM

Students in Their Final Year

WISE 401x - Life After Graduation (1 credit) AKA "How to Adult"

Overview of financial and professional skills that will prepare you for success in your postgraduate STEM journey. Exploring opportunities that may lead to your life and career purpose in STEM. Establishing a diverse professional network, identifying mentors, and navigating STEM work environments. Learn about intergenerational communication, maintaining health in your personal and work life, and cultivating your authenticity as a professional.

FALL 2023
Wednesday   3:10 PM - 5:00 PM
Course Delivery is face to face instruction.

All STEM Majors

BIOLOGY 395x - Professional Development in the Sciences (2 credits) 

For STEM majors interested in research, internships, and graduate schools. Find, prepare, and apply for research assistantships with ISU faculty, summer internships, graduate and professional schools and much more.

FALL 2023
Monday   3:20 PM - 5:00 PM
Contact Norah Warchola for more information.





Contact Information

Beth Lin Hartmann • Teaching Professor • bethlin@iastate.edu • 515-294-0966