WISE is a developing program that establishes engineering and sciences as a place for women to reach their goals. WISE has focused attention on changing the academic environment for women in engineering and science by researching barriers to their success and developing programs that reduce or eliminate these barriers. Our programs for students focus on participating in their engineering and science education from the first year college through the graduate level.
• To encourage women to pursue advanced
   degrees in engineering and sciences
• To provide a supportive environment and
  opportunities for women
• To provide students with activities that
  reinforces and enhances their interest in
  engineering and science


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The WISE mentor program pairs graduate and undergraduate student mentorships to bridge the gap between women grad and undergrad students to retain the number of women in the STEM fields. This is a great opportunity for grad students to share with an undergraduate their experiences and advice on how to succeed as a woman in a STEM field. It has been reported that women have a higher retention in the sciences when they have a mentor. Here's how it looks:
  • * Women graduate and undergraduate students of the same/similar major are paired together.
  • * Graduate students mentor undergrads with tips/advice on undergrad success, research, CV, and/or grad school.
  • * Mentor/Mentee pairs meet at least 2x a month to build a strong relationship to support the women in the sciences.
  • * WISE holds social gathering so all mentors and mentees can mingle, socialize, and bond to create a network of strong women in STEM fields.
  • * The mentor program is 2 quarter slong (winter and spring).
  • * And more to come!
For questions about the program please email wrrc@ucdavis.edu.

The WISE program is supported by the Consortium for Women & Research RIG, housed with WRRC in collaboration with the College of Engineering.
WISE | Women's Resources and Research Center, Rm 112 | UC Davis, Davis, CA 95616 | (530) 752-3372