WiSE Summer Research participantSince 1999, Syracuse University’s Women in Science and Engineering (WiSE) has proudly supported the recruitment, persistence, and advancement of women in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics).

Led by women faculty and professional staff, WiSE serves a total of 18 STEM departments in 6 schools and colleges at the University. Our diverse programming and events offer women and their allies of any sex and gender in STEM a wide variety of networking and learning opportunities, as well as support, encouragement, and inspiration. Through research-based strategies and an active community of mentors and peers, we help women students, postdoctoral fellows, and faculty achieve their professional goals.

In our mission to build a strong, equitable, and inclusive community, we welcome all self-identified women and non-gender conforming individuals, including cisgender, transgender, and queer women, as well as non-binary individuals.


WiSE programs support the persistence and excellence of women in STEM by capitalizing on their unique strengths, maximizing opportunities to connect, and addressing challenges experienced by women undergraduates, graduates, postdoctoral fellows, and faculty.

Faculty initiative and involvement make WiSE one of the most successful programs for women at Syracuse University.


  • Build a strong community and network for women in STEM.
  • Energize resiliency by helping to develop strategies that address challenges and bridge differences.
  • Accelerate excellence by providing leadership and fostering professional skills, self-management, and work-life balance.
  • Motivate persistence towards degree completion, career launch, and career advancement.
  • Stand up for equity and inclusion both interpersonally and across campus.

Departments Served

  • Architecture
  • Biology
  • Biomedical & Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Civil & Environmental Engineering
  • Communication Sciences & Disorders
  • Earth & Environmental Sciences
  • Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
  • Exercise Science
  • Forensic Sciences
  • Information Studies
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics Education
  • Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
  • Nutrition Science
  • Physics
  • Psychology
  • Public Health