Women In Science & Engineering (WISE)

Women In Science & Engineering

Waters Residence Hall (in 2016-17) | 60 residents (double rooms; female only floor)
Sponsored by the College of Agricultural & Life Sciences; College of Engineering | $200 learning community fee

WISE Moving to Waters Hall in Fall 2016 
WISE will be permanently relocating in August 2016 from Sellery Hall to Waters Hall. We welcome the opportunity to meet with students interested in WISE to share information about the program, meet WISE undergraduates, and show you around Waters Hall. Please email WISE@housing.wisc.edu to arrange a WISE information session.

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)