WiSE is excited to offer a variety of courses designed to create an academic space for students in STEM with marginalized identities 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.

 

First & Second-Year Students

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

This course equips first-year WiSE students with skills needed to persist and thrive in their chosen STEM major at Iowa State and beyond. Students explore experiences of diverse women leaders in STEM fields, engage with peers across STEM fields, and develop community in small groups with peer leaders.
This course also fulfills the U.S. Diversity requirement.

*this includes women who are cisgender, trans, of trans experience, etc.

FALL 2022
Tues/Thur   2:10 PM - 3:25 PM
Course Delivery is face to face instruction.

 

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 2022
Thursday   4:10 PM - 6:00 PM
Course Delivery is face to face instruction.

 

Upper-Division Students

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

This course examines issues relevant to women in science and engineering from a variety of perspectives. The interrelationships of women and science and engineering are examined from historical, statistical, sociological, philosophical, and biological perspectives. Factors contributing to underrepresentation, feminist critiques of science, and examination of strategies for career success are discussed. 
This course also fulfills the U.S. Diversity requirement.

FALL 2022
Tues/Thur    9:30 PM - 10:45 AM
Course Delivery is face to face instruction.

 

 

 

 

 

Contact Information

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