Women in Science and Engineering (WISE)
(608) 265-4052 -- Faculty Director (Kristyn Masters)
Waters Residence Hall
1200 Observatory Drive
Madison, WI 53706-1292
The Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) Residential Learning Community provides an environment where women interested in science, math, and/or engineering can make strong academic and personal connections with students, staff, and faculty who share their interests. Participants benefit from having a small academic community within the setting of a large research university. Women who choose to participate in WISE have the opportunity to develop mentoring relationships with faculty members as well as friendships that can last a lifetime.
Women in the WISE program are able to take key foundation courses together. Special WISE lab and discussion sections are reserved in chemistry, math, and engineering classes. Many WISE students take these courses during their first year and the WISE sections are very popular. Lab instructors frequently hold office hours in the hall, there's always a study partner down the hall, and best of all, WISE participants consistently earn grades that are well above the class average!
Tours of the residential learning community are available during the academic year.