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WISE General Information and Forms:

Letter to Parents
Letter to Parents (spanish)
Permission Form
Permission Form (spanish)
Publicity Release Form
Publicity Release Form (spanish)

Girls are accepted on a first come, first served basis, so mail in your forms early! Questions? Email WiSE Coordinators Kimberly Li and Sumi Sinha.

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. By matching participants with MIT mentors based on similar interests, 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 an outreach program that provides high school girls with opportunities and resources to explore science and engineering. 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 in conjunction with the SWE Majors Fair, followed by three WiSE sessions throughout the year. Participants will be matched with MIT student mentors who will serve as gateways to enriching their academic interests. Mentors are encouraged to communicate with participants between WiSE sessions to provide support in career exploration. 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. In the spring, WiSE hosts a speech contest to develop confidence and presentation skills while crystallizing participantsí interest in science, engineering, and technology. The heart of WiSE lies in preparing young women for making smart decisions about and taking action toward their studies and career goals.

Upcoming Event Details

Event: WiSE Conference
Date: Saturday, April 3rd, 2010
Time: 9:30am-3:30pm
Featuring: WiSE send-off
Registration Deadline: TBA
Breakfast, lunch, and afternoon snacks provided.

Future Events

April 3rd, 2010: WiSE Session 4 and Send-off

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