Based in Elizabeth Waters Residence Hall, the Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) residential learning community is a stimulating environment, where 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.
WISE creates a community that gives each young woman a place that is comfortable and where she can thrive socially and academically. WISE participants develop supportive relationships with peer mentors, 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 regular schedule of social and enrichment activities. These events offer students the opportunity to network with professionals in the STEM fields while also discovering a variety of interests and topic areas.
WISE residents benefit from personal, academic and social networks designed to help them take advantage of all that a large research university offers while at the same time. Residents also enjoy the feel of living on a floor of exclusively female residents within a large coed residence hall that includes on-site dining.
By combining social, cultural, academic and professional development WISE helps students thrive in their first years at the UW while building a foundation for lifelong success in STEM fields.
Email us at WISE@housing.wisc.edu
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"WISE opened doors. It helped me go to another country and succeed in my classes. It helped me learn to recognize when to ask for help and when to do things on my own. The possibilities are endless."