Women in Sciences & Engineering (WISE)

2023 WISE Program dates will be available March 2023!

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.

13th Annual WISE Camp:
Citizen Science: How Games Make Science Accessible

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

Look at digital citizen science efforts by tagging photos of animals for Urban Ecology and Sustainability (CUES) at Butler University and the Indianapolis Zoo. Identify cloud cover for NASA, bone loss from dental radiograms for University of Surrey, endoplasmic reticulum from images taken with an electron microscope for the Francis Crick Institute.

See how Eterna and Foldit help scientists solve problems. Campers play Collisions, an educational game about chemical bonding; brainstorm research projects and think of ways games could be used to gather data; and create their own games to play together.


Dates: TBD
Times: 12:30–3:30 p.m.
Location: Penn State Wilkes-Barre
Cost: $50 per student

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.