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