WiSE provides students, particularly women, with the information and encouragement they may need to stay in the sciences, succeed, and go on to science- and engineering-related work and graduate study. Our events offer a wide variety of resources and support, including individual and group academic support, formal and informal advising and mentoring, career exploration and planning information, access to conferences and professional meetings, and collegial opportunities.
Led by Dean David Targan and Professor Sheila Blumstein, faculty, students, and administrators at Brown University founded the WiSE Program to support women in the sciences, mathematics, and engineering.
WiSE works toward creating a sense of community of and for women in the sciences at Brown University. We address the challenges women face both in the science classroom and upon entering the workforce as scientists. On Brown's campus, we encourage undergraduates to pursue and continue their studies in the sciences. In the community, we bring information and excitement about the sciences to students in Providence and other area schools.