WISE (Women in Science & Engineering) Program
About the WISE Program
The Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) program introduces middle school girls from the North Shore and surrounding areas to professions that require a background in science, engineering and mathematics. WISE is run by the Collaborative Project for Professional Development (CPPD) based at Salem State University and the program is open to member schools.
- Expose girls to the many opportunities available in the science, engineering and mathematics field to women
- Increase girls’ interest in science, engineering and mathematics
- Show the importance of their enrollment in math and science classes in high school and college.
WISE Conference Event
The WISE conference features over 20 hands-on workshops led by women scientists, engineers and mathematicians from local companies, government institutions and non-profit organizations. The women presenters represent a variety of careers from forensics to veterinary medicine.
Over 400 girls attend the WISE conference from Collaborative member schools. Each girl attends 3 of the 20+ available workshop sessions, where they are introduced to the profession of the workshop presenter.
The conference ends with a highly recognizable main speaker who leaves the girls excited and enthusiastic about math, science and technology careers.