Women In Science & Engineering (WISE)

Women In Science & Engineering

Sellery Residence Hall | 64 residents (all double rooms; female only floor)
Sponsored by the College of Agricultural & Life Sciences; College of Engineering | $200 learning community fee

The Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) residential learning community is a stimulating environment, where motivated women interested in science, technology, engineering, or math make strong academic and personal connections with each other as well as UW-Madison staff and faculty who share their interests. As a WISE resident, you will benefit from having a personal academic and social network within the setting of a large research university. WISE participants often develop mentoring relationships with faculty members and Madison-area professionals as well as meaningful friendships with each other.

WISE residents participate in a variety of events each year including lab and research tours, plays and concerts, as well as a yearly trip to Chicago. These events are filled with opportunities to network with professionals in the STEM fields, while also discovering a variety of interests and topic areas with your peers. WISE residents benefit from personal, academic and social networks designed to help them take advantage of all that a large research university offers. Residents also enjoy the sisterhood they feel in living on a floor of exclusively female residents within a large coed residence hall.

Program Goals:

  • Learn about cutting-edge scientific research topics and future career possibilities
  • Have access to resources like WISE peer mentors and UW-Madison faculty that can ease the transition to college
  • Get a behind-the-scenes look at what people who work in the STEM fields do
  • Make connections with UW-Madison faculty early on that can assist with obtaining undergraduate research positions


Contact: Ann Haase-Kehl (Program Coordinator)