your monthly look at WiSE and STEM at Iowa State

April | 2021
The WiSE program serves individuals who identify as female (this includes women who are cisgender, trans, of trans experience, etc.) in STEM majors. WiSE welcomes all students, staff, and faculty to engage in STEM equity.
Bowling with WiSE

Join WiSE for an
afternoon of bowling on
Sunday, April 18 @ 2p.m
Cybowl in the
Memorial Union!

RSVP to secure your spot!

Congratulations Seniors!!!!
Graduating this semester?
Please stop by our office in Carver 218 for your
WiSE graduation gift.

If you are unable to come to campus,
by Friday, May 21
so that we can mail the gift to you! 
Campus Life Survey
The Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Campus Life wants to hear from YOU!
Student and staff feedback, thoughts, and perspectives are critical as we develop the strategic plan and vision for the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Campus Life- Department of Residence, Memorial Union, and ISU Dining.
Please complete this survey by April 2ndbit.ly/CampusLifeDEI

This helps us ensure that both the departments in Campus Life and the Office are offering comprehensive support services, resources, training/educational opportunities, and programs that align with what you all need as a community and to continue building and fostering a community that is welcoming and inclusive to all.
If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact Joseph Ballard II, Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Campus Life at jfball2@iastate.edu. For any direct questions regarding the survey, please email Dr. Elizabeth Housholder at ehoushol@iastate.edu.
April 11: Last Day to Request a Tutor
WiSE partners with the Colleges of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Engineering, Human Sciences and Liberal Arts and Sciences to support students academically each semester. Female identifying first-year, second year and transfer students are eligible for one science, engineering or math course each semester while enrolled in a STEM major at Iowa State.

The Academic Success Center has established Sunday, April 11, as the last day to request a tutor for this semester.
Contact the WiSE Office at wise@iastate.edu for access to the funding for tutoring request form and directions for requesting a tutor. We will not be able to approve request for funding after 12:00 pm (noon) on Friday, April 9. 
Exciting news!
WiSE has established its own course designator and is now cross-listed with course offering: BIOL/ WiSE/ WGS 307 - Women in Science and Engineering. Visit with your Academic Advisor to see how this course fits into your curriculum, or reach out to Dr. Kukday for course questions.
Student Wellness: Sexual Assault Awareness Month
NCORE-ISCORE Project for Students: Application Still Open
This year-long developmental program on race and ethnicity includes attendance at and participation in NCORE, taking UST 321—a course designed to expand your knowledge of issues around race and provide you with tools to deliver a thought-provoking presentation at ISCORE.

Application will be open until spaces are filled.

Peace Corps Prep Program at Iowa State University: April 5
Event: Peace Corps Prep Program at ISU’s Spring 2021 Meeting
Date/Time: Monday, April 5 from 7:00pm – 8:00pm CST (hosted on Zoom)
Meeting Description: A spring semester 2021 event will feature a guest speaker from Peace Corps – George McCaffrey, Peace Corps recruiter and Peace Corps Volunteer, Thailand 2017 – 2019. Mr. McCaffrey will share updated information from Peace Corps about Peace Corps Volunteer positions in the future, preparation and the application process.
Who can attend? The program and meeting are open to all ISU students.

IRIS-HEP Student Fellows Program: Summer 2021

The Institute for Research and Innovation in Software for High Energy Physics (IRIS-HEP) is seeking applicants for student Fellows for Summer 2021.

IRIS-HEP aims to promote the development of advanced research software skills by providing opportunities for undergraduate and some graduate students to connect with mentors within the larger High Energy Physics (HEP) and Computational/Data Science community. At the same time, we aim to promote software as a collaborative activity and encourage collaborations which engage individuals in ways that maximize their potential and their potential impact on the community.

Full information on the program can be found at: https://iris-hep.org/fellows.html

Spring 2021 WiSE Nest Hours

Stop in, stay to study, or just grab a pick me up - the space is there for YOU!

Spring 2021 Hours
Monday - Friday
10 AM - 8 PM

Feel free to stop by the WiSE office in 218 Carver for help finding the Nest!

If You Missed It: Concurrent MBA Program Panel
Did you miss the info session about the Ivy MBA? Follow this link to watch a recording of the session and click above to see the information presented.
Student Organizations
Biomedical Engineering Society

  • April 13th, 7-8 pm in Hoover 1227 & on our Teams page

Socialize with Pride

  • an inclusive community for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, and asexual people to meet others in the community with minimal obligations. We accept any person, with or without a label, who may feel like they are part of the LGBTQIA+ community. This also includes allies!
Science Explorations

Have an announcement or upcoming event for your student organization? Email wise@iastate.edu to have it shared in next month's e-WiSE!
WiSE Corporate Sponsors
WiSE programs and initiatives are made possible through the generous financial support of our partners like Computers & Structures, Inc.

Click here for the full listing of WiSE Corporate Partners.