Women of Color in STEM

WWoCS group

First offered in 2014, WiSE Women of Color in STEM (WWoCS) brings women students of color together with graduate mentors and faculty, fostering community and a sense of belonging. Program events are held generally once per month during the spring and fall semesters (see our calendar).

WWoCS is intended for women students in STEM who self-identify as a person of color. Both undergraduate and graduate students are welcome!

Interested in learning more? Please contact us.

Program Goals:

We exist to empower women of color in STEM by building community, fostering a sense of belonging, and promoting academic, professional, and interpersonal excellence.

Objectives:

  • Increase sense of belonging in STEM and identity as a scientist, researcher, and engineer.
  • Build a community of women of color in STEM that provides opportunities for mutual support and to give back to their cultural communities.
  • Increase knowledge of resources, information, and connections with faculty and others to support persistence towards postgraduate education or a career in STEM.
  • Increase career planning knowledge and skills including pursuit of research opportunities and postgraduate education.
  • Increase professional and academic knowledge and skills (general not subject-specific) that support persistence and excellence, as well as tools for addressing and overcoming the challenges generated by implicit bias.

“I love how this program brings us all together to get a chance to build a community of support. It’s hard to find women of color in STEM so to have a space where all of them can be in the same space at the same time is great! Thank you!” -WWoCS participant