Check back in early March for our 2021 WISE Program dates!
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 representation and diversity of women in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields.
The primary mission of the WISE Institute is to facilitate the entry and success of women in the STEM fields in an environment promoting 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.
11th Annual WISE Camp: Creating a Digital World—Technology and Design
This program is open to 20 young women entering grades 6–8 in the fall.
Outline of Activities
Day One — Students will:
- Explore Virtual Reality (VR) environments (Oculus Rift)
- Be introduced to Unity (Video Game Development Suite)
- Learn basic alteration skills in Unity
- Rearrange virtual objects (Furniture)
- Resize objects
Day Two — Students will:
- Take turns inside VR experiences
- Learn how to export and edit UV maps (recolor objects)
- Learn the basics of Blender (3D modeling software)
Day Three — Students will:
- Edit a piece of furniture in Blender and recolor it
- Finalize their unique building setup
- Discuss the future of design
- Explore their creations in VR
- Explore STEM careers with Maureen Ciliberto, Career Services Coordinator
- Discuss post high school planning with Leslie Livingstone, Admissions Officer
For program-related questions call 570-675-9253 or email [email protected].
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.