Women in Science, Engineering and Mathematics (WISEM)
WISEM’s mission is to enhance opportunities for women in engineering and applied science careers, and to increase the recruitment, retention and graduation of women students.
The Women in Science, Engineering and Mathematics Office was founded in 1997 through a generous grant from Chevron Corporation. Designed to enhance opportunities for women on campus, WISEM’s mission is to enhance opportunities for women in engineering and applied science careers, and to increase the recruitment, retention and graduation of women students. The program also provides programming, training and mentoring to Mines students, faculty and staff.
In addition, the program educates the campus community regarding gender issues, promotes a safe and inclusive environment and collaborates with corporate partners to help address industry needs. The WISEM Office includes the Mines collegiate section of the Society for Women Engineers (SWE) and sponsors campus-wide events, like the Chevron Lecture Series, an annual luncheon featuring women leaders in science, engineering and business and the annual Women’s History Month luncheon and presentation, which serves to educate the Mines community regarding prominent women and their place in history.
WISEM also collaborates with SWE and the Admissions Office in recruiting women to Mines. One example is a partnership with the Admissions Office to offer the Halliburton Making the Connection presentations, inviting young women who have been accepted to Mines to campus to meet other prospective students and learn more about engineering and Mines. WISEM is a program available to everyone on campus. The ultimate goal is to create a diverse and inclusive campus environment with many different perspectives and ideas that can benefit the university as a whole.
We are grateful for the support from our sponsors:
Making the Connection
Chevron Lecture Series
“Being part of SWE and WISEM creates a close-knit community of strong women who all share the same goals. However, my favorite part of such a group is that it is all-inclusive to anyone who really just loves engineering and listening to professionals’ success stories and challenges.”