Women in Science and Engineering (WiSE) at UC Santa Cruz is an organization run by graduate students, which welcomes the participation of undergraduate students, graduate students, faculty, staff, and professionals in the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) fields. The overarching goal of WiSE is to advance women in the STEM fields both in percentage and position, in the face of historical, present, and future challenges. WiSE encourages its members to engage in mentorship, networking, and outreach, as well as seminars and discussions to further learning. This enables members to interact with each other as well as the community at large and fosters the dynamic of reciprocity and support for the members of WiSE.

Recruit, retain, reform

Get involved!

Keep up and help out with the great work WiSE does in the Santa Cruz community

Volunteer with us

Make a difference to science diversity. Join WiSE to engage the community with hands-on exploration in STEM fields.

All volunteers welcome!

Build our community

Friendship. Education. Career.

Join our social networking events to meet fellow students and professionals and learn how to tackle modern challenges of retaining women in science and engineering careers.

Join our workshops

Coffee hours.


Life skills.

And more.