BE WiSE

BE WiSE engages young women in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) learning experiences in collaboration with the region's research, industry and academic institutions. BE WiSE goals are to:
* Stimulate young women's interest in STEM through interactions with professionals
* Increase participants' opportunities and knowledge of STEM fields of study
* Develop a community of young women (grades 7–12) engaged in science learning through out-of-school activities
* Sustain interest and involvement through alumnae and ongoing participation for women in science at all levels 

BE WiSE invites girls in grades 7 and 8 to Science Overnights to explore their interest in science, hosts events for BE WiSE members in high school to encourage their selection of more courses in science and math, and exposes these girls to adult women scientists who share their knowledge and passion and experiences with science and engineering careers. 

BE WiSE selects girls from all across San Diego County and has sustained contact with over five hundred girls over the past 14 years. The first BE WiSE alumnae entered college in June 2003. Girls must apply for BE WiSE in grades 7 and 8.  The application period is January–February each year.  Girls must submit an application with a teacher recommendation and an essay to be considered for the program.  Once accepted, they will attend a science overnight as their first activity then will continue to be invited to various science workshops throughout high school and into college.

Program Contact Info
First Name: 
Eric
Last Name: 
Meyer
Title: 
Program Director, Community Alliances
Email: 
stem@rhfleet.org
Location: 
1875 El Prado
San Diego, CA 92101
United States
Program Details
Year Established: 
2000
Program Focus: 
Biology
Program Focus: 
Coding/Programming
Program Focus: 
Computer Science
Program Focus: 
Earth and Environmental Science
Program Focus: 
Math
Program Focus: 
General Science
Program Focus: 
Engineering
Program Focus: 
Robotics
Program Focus: 
Space Science/Aerospace/Rocketry
Program Focus: 
Technology
Organization Info
Organization Contact Info
Title: 
Queens University of Charlotte
Location: 
Queens University of Charlotte
United States
Slug: 
be-wise
Service Delivery Format
workshops/conferences
summer offerings
special events
Collaboration Interests
working with similar organizations
working with informal organizations
working with higher education
sponsorship
sharing resources
providing in-kind support
outreach/community events
joint event planning
advocacy
Needed Resources/Activities
volunteers
research
mentoring
internships
girls interested in STEM
funding/sponsorship