Women in Science and Engineering

women in science and engineering

Outreach Programs

SEE Clemson is a PEER and WISE joint sponsored recruiting program that brings females and minority students to Clemson University for a day exploration of our university, the College of Engineering and Science, and the Center for STEM Opportunity and Diversity.

STEM Day is a one-day recruitment day held in the spring semester for high school juniors. This program is sponsored by WISE & PEER and allows participants to attend workshops instructed by Clemson professors and lunch with a current Clemson undergraduate.

Project WISE is a one-week residential camp held in June for middle school girls (rising 6-8th graders ) to introduce them to careers in STEM.

We Do Math is a one week residential camp held in June for high school girls ( rising 9-10 graders) to build confidence in Math and introduce students to careers in STEM.

WISE Connections is an excellent opportunity for elementary, middle, and high school girls to make the connection between engineering and science and their lives.

The WISE Experience is a one week camp offered for incoming freshmen females who plan on majoring in General Engineering, Math, or Science. The camp is held in July and allows the campers to experience Science and Engineering and Math at Clemson University before starting their freshman year at Clemson. The camp also explores research opportunities in STEM.

wise experience 2012
The WISE Experience Camp 2012

The WISE Experience Camp 2011

The Girls Scouts of the Old 96 council in a collaboration with the Clemson's Center for Advanced Engineering Fibers and Films offers, "Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day," an outreach program.

It's a Girl Thing
is a program targeting middle school girls in Anderson School District Five. The middle schools that are involved are Lakeside Middle School, Southwood Middle School, and McCants Middle School. The goal of the club is to introduce the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), in a safe and encouraging learning environment. To expose girls to nontraditional, educational, and professional career fields, while also increasing self-confidence. In addition to career awareness, “It's a Girl Thing” provides training in career-supporting skills, such as: team work, oral presentations, social skills, and an exposure to cultural and current events. Meetings are held at the middle schools during the school day. “It's a Girl Thing” is funded by the Engineering Foundation and the AAUW Educational Foundation. Click here to find out how to purchase the childrens' book It's A Girl Thing by Serita Acker.