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

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This Living-Learning community is focused on the development of women in the science, math and engineering majors. Academic programming focusing on career development as well as social outings to learn more about the local landmarks in the greater Lowell community are just some of the highlights of this experience! Residents of this community are supported by faculty advisers withing the Departments of Science and Engineering for academic support.

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

  • Understand social issues facing women within the fields of Science & Engineering.
  • Identify campus resources that can assist in accomplishing personal, academic and career goals (e.g., Internships, Finding a Mentor, Public Speaking, Resume writing, etc.).
  • Develop meaningful relationships through networking opportunities with faculty, staff, alumni and peers that will promote professional and academic success.
  • Develop confidence in problem-solving skills, techniques and methods that will empower career development.
  • Recognize key components of effective leadership, including understanding their leadership style and ways in which they can lead others in a team.
  • Identify service opportunities within the fields of Science & Engineering, including opportunities provided on the UMass Lowell campus, and within the greater community, that will promote leadership development.

Faculty Advisors

  • Professor Meg Sokowicz-Kline | Assistant Professor, Plastics Engineering, Kennedy College of Sciences
  • Professor Janet Schrenk | Lecturer, Chemistry, Kennedy College of Sciences

How to Sign Up

Freshman Living-Learning Community sign up is a part of the Freshman Housing Contract.