The Women in Science and Engineering Roundtable (WISER) welcomes the Class of 2021 to Case Western Reserve University and asks women in the sciences and engineering to consider joining this important group. Hear from WISER to see what they’re all about:
Congratulations on your acceptance to Case Western Reserve University! We would like to make you aware of a great opportunity provided by the Flora Stone Mather Center for Women called – Women in Science and Engineering Roundtable (WISER). We are one of the most highly recognized student groups on campus made up of women in pursuit of STEMM careers! All women with a major in or planning a career in a science, engineering, technology, mathematics or medicine are welcome to be a part of WISER. Our mission is to promote the inclusion and success of all women pursuing a STEMM related career at CWRU through leadership, mentorship, and outreach.
WISER offers many different opportunities. Our most popular program is the WISER Peer Mentor Program, in which a first-year student is paired with an upper-classman with a similar major or career goal. There are regularly scheduled programs, events, and guest speakers throughout each semester to provide mentor pairs the opportunity to socialize, advise, encourage, and support each other. Students find that having a WISER mentor is a valuable way to develop connections and gain inside knowledge about navigating the CWRU campus.
WISER members have monthly general body meetings the first Thursday of every month for students to meet and greet, learn about Experiential Learning opportunities like the Co-Op (School of Engineering) and the Practicum Program in the Career Center as well as participate in WISER leadership opportunities that allow you to connect with nationally recognized women who lead. In 2016-2017, our students participated in a special meet and greet just for WISER members with the author of the book, “Hidden Figures” to learn about persistence and dedication to be your best self despite the obstacles! WISER students share their passion for STEMM through various outreach activities in the community too! We are known for busing middle school girls to campus to talk about specific STEMM disciplines that are in need of women from all walks of life!
WISER also leads an international outreach program called SEVA. WISER adopted an underprivileged public school in Bangalore, India through a non-profit organization called Soujanya Sevashrama (SEVA). Through SEVA bake sales and banquet dinner admission sales, WISER raises funds to support young girls in Bangalore by providing them with basic supplies that introduce them to STEMM. WISER members sponsor academic/professional events, women in STEMM panel discussions and the ‘Light Bulb Drop Competition’ for Engineering Week with cash prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners! We hope you join us for the 2017-2018 school year.