WISE Community Outreach
The Women in Science and Engineering Community Outreach program connects UIC students and faculty mentors to the k-12 community in the Chicago region. The goal is to encourage exploration of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) career paths by providing hands-on science and engineering projects, tours of UIC labs, and a variety of mentoring opportunities with women in STEM careers.
WISE K-12 Community Outreach program provides enrichment activities in STEM fields to the local middle and high school students. Through engaging hands-on projects we want to boost interest in STEM among diverse female student population in the Chicago area. We also offer tours of UIC labs and can arrange a visit of STEM professionals at your school.
Calling all young ladies! Do you want to shine in a grown-up world? STEM sparkle will make you glamorous and prosperous in a near future! If you have questions how to get there our WISE Mentors would be happy to give you the answer! They did it so can you! Join WISE Girls today.
WISE Mentors form a group of successful professional women who desire to share their experience in STEM careers with girls. According to research mentoring serves as a very powerful tool in retaining females in STEM. Exposing girls to successful role models can help counter negative stereotypes because girls see that people like them can succeed and excel in the male dominated fields. Through blog communication WISE Mentors strive to answer various questions related to Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.
There is a growing need for thousands of new scientists and engineers in the coming years. Learn more about the awesome jobs that require degree in STEM. You will find a link to Bureau of Labor Statistics website with job descriptions and corresponding median pay. Check it out!
Girls Who Code programs work to inspire, educate, and equip girls with the computing skills to pursue 21st century opportunities.
- BIRCWH Seminar featuring Dr. Pauline Maki on November 18th, 2014
- Dr. Sadia Haider’s co-authored chapter published in first edition textbook
- WISE bringing Girls Who Code to UIC!
- BIRCWH associate Melissa Lamar receives travel scholarship
- Tonda Hughes appointed to Associate Dean of Global Health in UIC College of Nursing