The deadline for this application is September 23rd, 2016. Participants will be notified of their acceptance on October 2nd, 2016.
The sessions this semester (Fall '16) run from 11AM to 3PM on the following Saturdays:
October 15th, November 5th, and December 3rd.
What is WiSE?
Through the Women in Science and Engineering (WiSE) program, MIT SWE hopes to encourage young women to explore science and engineering as potential career paths. WiSE offers high school girls opportunities to deepen their understanding of a specific field of study, and gain awareness of the increasing role and importance of women in science, engineering, and technology. WiSE will establish a network of high school educators, and MIT students and faculty to introduce participants to the scientific community. The cornerstones of WiSE are guidance, vision, and empowerment, with the ultimate goal of inspiring participants to realize their potential in a future career path.
WiSE is a year-long, outreach program that provides 30 high school girls with opportunities and resources to explore science and engineering. Each year, the program is open to female students that possess the desire to learn about these fields and is meant to serve those in the Greater Boston area. WiSE will start with a kick-off conference during which the participants will meet each other and MIT student mentors. WiSE sessions consist of lectures and panels held by MIT students and professors, visits to MIT laboratories, and discussions with peers sharing similar interests and passions. They encompass a multitude of focuses, ranging from cutting-edge research to the college admissions process. The heart of WiSE lies in preparing young women for making smart decisions about and taking action toward their studies and career goals.