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 is designed to create a foundation for developing skills and attitudes needed for responsible citizenship and complex problem-solving in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Students will explore the experiences of diverse women leaders in STEM fields, developing an awareness that experiences in STEM cultures vary among women and intersecting identities and becoming open to diverse perspectives. Engaging across multiple disciplinary perspectives in STEM, students will engage with peers across STEM fields, developing community in small groups with peer leaders, and building relationships with university leadership, industry professionals, and company executives. 
This course also fulfills the U.S. Diversity requirement.

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

Mon/Wed   3:20 PM - 4:40 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.

Coure offered FALL only. Check back for Fall 2022 course information.






Contact Information

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