Athenian WiSE

WiSE (Women in Science and Engineering) was founded in 2017 by four high school students. It is now an annual for-students, by-students event that aims to show middle and high school aged girls that science can be fun and hands on. 

One of the main reasons for the creation of WiSE was a survey we sent out to our school. Out of the 185 respondents to the survey, we found that 50.7% of male respondents said that they were “Very Represented” in STEM, whereas only 10.7% of female respondents said that their gender was “Very Represented” in our school's STEM programs. We investigated this further. 

It turns out that what harms girls the most is the lack of both confidence and exposure to these STEM disciplines. That's where WiSE comes in — our event provides opportunity, exploration, and a diverse set of female mentors who can inspire the young women around them.

Program Contact Info
First Name: 
Athenian
Last Name: 
WiSE
Location: 
2100 Mt Diablo Scenic Blvd
Danville, CA 94506
United States
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Program Details
Year Established: 
2017
Program Focus: 
Biology
Program Focus: 
Coding/Programming
Program Focus: 
Computer Science
Program Focus: 
General Science
Program Focus: 
Engineering
Program Focus: 
Earth and Environmental Science
Program Focus: 
Math
Program Focus: 
Robotics
Program Focus: 
Space Science/Aerospace/Rocketry
Program Focus: 
Technology
Slug: 
athenian-wise