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Women in Science Engineering Residence (WISER)

The Women in Science Engineering Residence (WISER) is open to all upperclassmen majoring in engineering and science. The purpose of the program is to give females the network and companionship that will help them stay in engineering and science majors. Studies have shown that many women majoring in engineering and science fields do not transfer out because of grades, but because of a sense of isolation.

The WISER LLC gives women an opportunity to thrive together. Residents are provided professional development sessions resulting in the completion of a professional leadership portfolio as well as opportunities to participate in social and community activities as they pursue their STEM degrees. WISER is located in Douthit Hills West, Building B. For more information visit us at 158 Freeman Hall from 8 am to 4:30 pm.

What To Expect

  • Community of supportive and like-minded females, often taking similar courses as you
  • Completion of a leadership portfolio consisting of professionally reviewed resumes, cover letters, and leadership experiences
  • Workshops on topics ranging from time management and study skills to self-defense
  • Opportunities to hear from recent female alumni and seasoned professionals in STEM fields
  • Social activities such as painting nights, sushi-making nights, and CORE trips.
  • WISE Big Sister mentor to be there when you need them
  • Tutoring for STEM classes through the PEER/WISE Office

Beth Anne profile

Beth Anne Johnson
Associate Director of WISE
☏ 864-656-1089

As the Associate Director, I oversee the first-year student  WISE mentoring program and facilitate other outreach, recruitment, and retention programs that encourage women to pursue STEM fields.

Quick Facts

We want everyone to be happy and comfortable. Roommate requests should only be for other program participants. Currently, participation is for Sophomore CECAS and CoS majors, women only.

  • Size: 28 Students
  • Location: Douthit West
  • Fee: $180 per semester