WISER (Women and Science and Engineering Roundtable) is open to all female CWRU students (undergraduate, graduate and professional) with a major or planning a career in science, technology, engineering, medicine or math.
New members and guests are always welcome at all WISER events, as are all interested CWRU faculty and staff. WISER sponsors a variety of programs and events, including peer and professional mentoring, monthly meetings, social outings, field trips and opportunities for professional and educational enrichment. To join, please see on-line application below.
To promote the academic excellence of women pursuing science at CWRU by building a learning community and by giving them the tools they need to succeed.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.