WISE Program Back For Summer 2014

Penn State Wilkes-Barre is currently accepting registrations for its fifth Women in the Sciences and Engineering program (WISE) running August 12th - 14st. Funded by Procter and Gamble's Live, Learn, and Thrive grant that is offering 25 young women a chance into the program at no cost. Students are asked to request a teacher's recommendation for entry into the program. This three day camp, will be taught under the leadership of Frouke de Quilletes, Senior Instructor in IST, and William Bachman, Senior Instructor in Communications. The program is open to young women currently in the grades sixth through eight and will be held on the Penn State Wilkes-Barre campus. During this three day camp, the topics that will be covered will answer questions like "what is Information Sciences and Technology?" and "what processes are involved in the making of your digital movie or any software?" By the third day, a session on how to get a head start on potential careers in the Information Sciences and Technology field will be presented.

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 science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields. The primary mission of the Wise Institute is to facilitate the entry and success of women in STEM fields in an environment promoting gender equity by: coordinating efforts throughout Penn State; creating opportunities for women of diverse backgrounds to thrive in STEM fields; mentoring individuals; and promoting institutional and cultural change.

Penn State Wilkes-Barre Continuing Education is part of Penn State Outreach, the largest unified outreach organization in American higher education, serving more than 5 million people each year, delivering more than 2,000 programs to people in all 67 Pennsylvania counties, all 50 states and 80 countries worldwide.