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 students in STEM who self-identify as a woman and a person of color. Both undergraduate and graduate students are welcome!
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.
Career Preparation Program:
The Career Preparation Program is a certificate sub-program of WWoCS, and open to sophomores and juniors. Called WWoCS-CPP, the initiative was successfully piloted in 2020-2021, and will be offered again in 2021-2022! See this Syracuse University News article about the program’s launch.
Click here to view the 2021-2022 WWoCS-CPP Call for Nominations flyer (PDF). Nominations are due September 2, 2021.
Interested in learning more? Please contact us.