Women In Science & Engineering (WISE)

WISE members participate in team-building activities at the Ropes Course

Waters Residence Hall | 86 residents (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


Email us at WISE@housing.wisc.edu

Connect With Us

Email WISE

In the News: A Dorm of Their Own

"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."

Christine Morris
Washington, DC