Events and Activities:
Each month, an event or activity is planned for WISER members. These activities are designed to stimulate discussion and thought about some of the issues related to being a woman in science, to help build skills for success in the university and beyond, and to build a community of women in the sciences and engineering at Case. Activities this semester included:
- Activities Selection – Meetings with WISER members to discover what this year’s members most wanted to see, so that events and activities could be planned based on interest.
- Panel Discussion – Women faculty and professionals in multiple science and engineering disciplines discussed their career paths, the choices and events that led to their current careers, and advice for women entering similar fields.
- Networking Reception – Women students, alumni, faculty, and professionals came together as part of “Women in Week” to meet one another and discuss work in a variety of fields.
- Study Break – The WISER room (Sears 545) is opened for a community gathering during the week before exams, complete with healthy and decadent snacks, and stress relief activities.
See the WISER Calendar for upcoming events.
WISER Lounge - Sears 545:
WISER students are able to gather and meet in their own WISER room. The room is centrally located on campus, and set up for conversation, napping, and working. The lounge also has computers and a printer available specifically for student use.
WISER Committee Descriptions
The Social Committee is responsible for planning the nonacademic activities that will help us get to know each other better. The goal is to get our mind off of the stress of Case for a bit! Planned events so far include: a water balloon fight with SWE and NSBE, ice-skating and more!
The Academic Committee is responsible for planning all educational and academic activities for WISER. The academic committee plans educational content for each WISER general body meeting and also plans educational activities outside of meetings. Past events included a behind-the-scenes tour of the Cleveland Museum of Natural History, tours of the workplaces of our professional mentors, and a dinner with women professionals. General body meeting programming included speakers from SOURCE, the Co-op Program, and ESS.
Public Relations Committee
The Public Relations committee is responsible for advertising various WISER social, academic, and community service events by making and posting flyers, chalking, running ads in the Observer, and finding other creative ways to get the word out! They also maintain the WISER FaceBook page and will develop and coordinate fundraising activities.
Service committee is responsible for planning and coordinating events for WISER members to volunteer and give back to the community. This year we have partnered with Citizen's Academy in Cleveland to form an after-school girl's science club and plan to bring the girls on campus to experience real 'science' in a college environment. Additionally, the Service Committee coordinates WISER volunteers for other CWRU events including the Egg Drop Contest (a part of National Engineer's Week) and 'Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day'.