Category: News-WISE

WISE Receives Presidential Award in Mentoring

Women in Science and Engineering’s Mentoring Initiatives has received the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring.“The Presidential Awards for Excellence in Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Mentoring, awarded by the White House each year to individuals or organizations, recognize the crucial role that mentoring plays in the academic and personal development of students studying science or engineering—particularly those who belong to groups that are underrepresented in those fields. By offering their expertise and encouragement, mentors help prepare the next generation of scientists and engineers while ensuring that tomorrow’s innovators reflect the full diversity of the United States.” The WISE team visited Washington, DC to accept the award and the Director of the Center for Research on Women and Gender was shown (at 4:35) in West Wing Week.


WISE Knitworking

knitting01-smallKnit Working is a term for a group of (usually) women who get together to knit, sew, crochet…you get the idea…and talk about life, politics, etc. At the WISE Knitworking sessions, we can discuss anything including classes. This is just one way for WISE students to come together informally and just hang out. it comes from combining knitting with networking. And networking is essential to a successful career!

Please bring your own lunch and knitting supplies. Occasionally WISE will provide snacks.

Don’t know how to knit, but want to learn? Then come on by! Here’s what we suggest you bring with you:

* One pair of knitting needles (Size 7 and above is best for newbies)
* One skein of yarn (Get the cheap & boring stuff to start out with)

While supplies last, WISE does have needles & yarn available for free.

This event repeats every Wednesday at 12 pm in the WISE office (Room 205 D, SES).


Veronica Arreola Honored by New Leaders Council!

Congratulations to Veronica Arreola, CRWG assistant director and WISE director, a 2013 “40 Under 40 Leadership Award” honoree! Each year, New Leaders Council presents the 40 Under 40 Leadership Awards as a way to honor the work of young, professional leaders who have exemplified our organization’s ideal of political entrepreneurship.  The awards recognize achievements in political leadership, media leadership, advocacy, and entrepreneurship. http://newleaderscouncil.org/40-under-40/


CRWG WISE Program Receives Presidential Award

The CRWG’s Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) Program received the 2011 Presidential Awards for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring. The award, announced by President Obama January 21, 2011 honors WISE’s mentoring initiatives and includes a $10,000 grant for continued mentoring work. The Presidential Awards for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring recognize the crucial role that mentoring plays in the academic and personal development of students studying science or engineering – particularly those who belong to groups that are underrepresented in those fields.