Women in Science and Engineering Program

Women have made substantial progress in the workplace and in higher education over the last generation. More than half of undergraduates are women, more than half of students in medical schools are women. But women are still under-represented in engineering and science, including at the School of Mines where only one in four students are women.  

The Women in Science and Engineering program, WiSE, at the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology has a three-fold mission: educate, recruit, retain, and graduate women in STEM fields. WiSE   provides students with support, encouragement, and information intended to help them stay in STEM fields. We offer our STEMinists, as we like to call them, a host of monthly and annual events, including career exploration and planning, access to professional development opportunities and professional conferences, and outreach opportunities. We address challenges faced by women in entering STEM fields, graduating and staying in STEM professions, and advancing to corporate leadership roles. In addition to supporting our women students, we also participate in K-12 outreach activities, either on campus or at the participating school.

Program Contact Info
First Name: 
Lisa
Last Name: 
Carlson
Title: 
Director, Women in Science and Engineering Program
Location: 
South Dakota School of Mines and Technology
Rapid City, SD 57701
United States
Program Details
Year Established: 
2011
Program Focus: 
General Science
Program Focus: 
Technology
Program Focus: 
Engineering
Program Focus: 
Math
Program Focus: 
Computer Science
Girls served annually: 
500
Boys served annually: 
0
Does your program focus on serving youth with disabilities?: 
No
Organization Info
Location: 
South Dakota School of Mines and Technology
United States
Fax: 4107670431
Slug: 
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