Women in Sciences & Engineering (WISE)

2023 WISE Program (Women in Sciences & Engineering)

Created at Penn State in 1994, the WISE Institute represents an innovative approach to cross-disciplinary interaction among engineers, humanists, scientists, and social scientists to promote the participation of women in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields.

The primary mission of the WISE Institute is to encourage the entry and success of women in the STEM fields. The Institute creates an environment furthering gender equity by coordinating our efforts throughout Penn State; creating opportunities for women of diverse backgrounds to thrive in the STEM fields; mentoring individuals; and promoting institutional and cultural change.

14th Annual WISE Camp:
Interdisciplinary Experiences: Sustainability in Science

This program is open to 15 students entering grades 6–8 in the fall.

This camp will provide students experience with a variety of scientific disciplines. They will look at citizen science efforts, play digital games that are used for real-life research (RNA via ETERNA), grow crystals, isolate bacteria, and learn about different branches of engineering and science, specifically in regard to sustainability.

The students will use their creativity and experience in the class to solve problems and cooperatively form solutions. Each student will keep a daily journal to reflect on their experiences.


Dates: June 26–June 30, 2023
Times: 12:30–3:30 p.m.
Location: Penn State Wilkes-Barre
Cost: $50
Register for June WISE Camp

Dates: July 10–July 14, 2023
Times: 12:30–3:30 p.m.
Location: Penn State Wilkes-Barre
Cost: $50
Register for July WISE Camp

Read information for parents/guardians here. For program-related questions call 570-675-9253 or email [email protected].

Please note: The University reserves the right to cancel courses due to insufficient enrollment or other unforeseen circumstances.

The WISE program at Penn State Wilkes-Barre is made possible by the generous contribution of Procter & Gamble through their Live, Learn, and Thrive grant, and through the generosity of UGI Utilities, Inc.