your monthly look at WiSE and STEM at Iowa State

December | 2021
WiSE is a welcoming community that provides women* in STEM with academic and financial resources and support, professional development, and opportunities for engaging connections with role models, mentors, alumni, and STEM professionals.  

* this includes women who are cisgender, trans, of trans experience, etc.
Finals Fuel
A little something to help you keep going and finish the semester strong!

Drop by the WiSE office in 218 Carver for some grab-and-go finals fuel!
December 6 - 17th
8AM - 5PM
Winter Term Hours
WiSE Staff will be available over Winter Term to assist students Monday - Friday, 8am - 5pm, with the exception of December 23-31. The office will be closed during these dates and will re-open Monday, January 3.
Survey: WiSE Planner
As we begin to plan for next year’s academic planner,
we want to hear from YOU!

Please complete the survey and share your thoughts and opinions about the 2021-22 WiSE planner.

Whether you love the planner or hate it, your feedback is very important to us!
Complete the survey and be entered to win a gift card! 
Hiring - WiSE AmeriCorps Program Assistant
We're excited to announce that we're hiring an AmeriCorps Program Assistant role in the WiSE Office!

This position will provide direct support for youth-focused projects and plan and execute events including summer camp, youth outreach, and STEM conferences.

The position can be either part-time or full-time hours. Candidates do not have to be a current student to apply.
For questions contact Yamille Perez: yamille@iastate.edu
Scholarship Opportunity - ISU Women's Club
The Iowa State University Women's Club (ISUWC) again this year is recognizing the academic, personal, and community accomplishments of Iowa State University senior and graduate status women students with an ISUWC Scholarship. The ISUWC Scholarship is intended as an honor for personal achievement; financial need is not a consideration. A student may receive the scholarship only once. 
The amount of the scholarship is $1000/year or $500/semester for the 2022-2023 academic year. The number of scholarships varies from year to year depending upon the ISUWC funds available. We are anticipating awarding seven (7) scholarships this year. 
The criteria for the ISUWC Scholarship are: 
  • Full-time senior or graduate female student at Iowa State University (Fall 2022 ISU classification
  • Maintain a 3.0 GPA or higher 
  • Demonstrate qualities of leadership and character that contribute to university and/or community life and further understanding and friendship
Paid Summer Research Programs
Interested in finding a paid summer research program in STEM?

PathwaysToScience.org has a searchable database of 600+ summer research programs in all STEM disciplines. These are all FULLY FUNDED opportunities including programs sponsored by NSF, NASA, NIH, etc. We also have a selection of resources to help you strengthen your applications:

If you are considering graduate school, search FULLY FUNDED graduate programs in a variety of disciplines, and view resources on applying: 

If you need help finding a program that’s a good fit, email Liv Detrick at PathwaysToScience for assistance.
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.