WiSE members dedicate their time to outreach activities.
WiSE hosted girls from Alachua County middle-schools for 1 week of hands-on learning.
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WiSE has also partnered with various organizations to extend our outreach to the greater UF and Gainesville community
WiSE continues its partnership with the University Minority Mentorship ProgramThis partnership allows for WiSE members to mentor an incoming undergraduate student interested in science or engineering disciplines. The mentoring involves meeting the mentee once a month and being a point of contact for the mentee as they learn to navigate the campus and academic resources. WiSE also coordinates various activities for all mentors and mentees, providing opportunities for mentees to meet fellow students interested in science and engineering.
The first partnership with WiSE for the 2013-2014 school year allowed over 30 WiSE members to be matched with a mentee, with nearly 60 additional mentees wanting to me matched with a WiSE mentor. This year the numbers have grown, with over 100 incoming students specifically requesting to be matched with a WiSE mentor.
For more information about UMMP, visit their website.
2015/2016 CALL FOR MENTORS!
Please sign up to be a mentor for the 2015/2016 school year (application). Be sure to check “YES” for the question: Are you submitting this application with collaboration from WiSE (Women in Science and Engineering)
The Cade Museum reaches out to WiSE for hands-on activities
WiSE was invited to participate in a hands-on science day at the Cade Museum for girl scouts from Alachua County. We brought little demonstrations from our respective fields, including having fun with wacky materials (material science), making clouds in a bottle (meteorology), building geometric paper tricks (mathematics), discovering tissue samples with a microscope (biology), and testing human performance (neuroscience). Daisies, Brownies, & Juniors participated in this event by visiting our booth and other lab tables around the museum.
Through this event, we were we not only able to encourage creative thinking in the next generation of women in science, but we also spent valuable time with each other learning about the diverse fields of study within our WiSE membership. We hope to be invited back to participate in this Cade Museum event in upcoming years!