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Women in Science & Engineering (W.I.S.E.)

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Empowering the next generation of leaders

The Upper-Class Women in Science & Engineering (W.I.S.E.) Living-Learning Community is intended to scaffold upon the First-Year W.I.S.E. LLC experience through helping women to further hone leadership skills and to prepare them to navigate the complex work environment they may enter as engineers or scientists. Through participation in this Upper-Class LLC experience, students are exposed to various resources to help identify goals and prepare for their future career. Individualized free tutoring is offered to all Upper-Class W.I.S.E. students that is major specific, as well as private drop-in hours at the Dean of Engineering’s Office that will enhance students’ professional development. Dedicated Faculty Advisor’s empower the community and help to promote personal and academic success, as this LLC is open to all Upper-Class students whom identify as women and are majoring in either engineering or one of the sciences. This LLC is sponsored by the Francis College of Engineering and the Kennedy College of Sciences.

As a result of living in the Upper-Class Women in Science & Engineering Living-Learning Community, students will have the opportunity to…

  • Investigate solutions to social issues facing women within Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (S.T.E.M.) fields.
  • Apply effective time management principles, in concert with setting realistic goals, that will promote balanced wellbeing, along with personal and academic success.
  • Develop public speaking skills, along with confidence in advocating for oneself.
  • Discover interview techniques that will fuel career preparedness.
  • Demonstrate competence in the development of leadership skills that will promote teamwork.
  • Explore ethical and legal responsibilities of employers as it relates to gender inequity within the workplace.

Faculty Advisors

Xiaoqi (Jackie) Zhang | Professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering, Francis College of Engineering

Johanna Choo | Lecturer, Biological Sciences, Kennedy College of Sciences

How To Sign Up

Applying to a Living-Learning Community is free and easy:

  1. Visit the Online Housing Portal and click on the housing application form.
  2. Select the Living-Learning Community you wish to apply for and answer a few short answer questions on the "Living-Learning Community Selection" page of the housing application.
  3. Invitations to participate in the LLC will be extended via email to applicants based on application answers and availability.
  4. If offered a spot in the Living-Learning Community, return to the housing application using the link sent in the invitation email to accept/decline your place in the community.
  5. Select your room in the Living-Learning Community on LLC Room Selection Day.