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Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) Program

Welcome to WISE

U-M WISE programming encourages and supports all students from pre-college (grades 6-12) through undergraduates and graduate students. Programs are designed for women and girls but open to students of any gender identity. Post doctoral students are welcome to participate in any program they find beneficial. WISE also has volunteer, leadership, and employment opportunities for U-M undergraduate and graduate students in the sciences and engineering.

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Leaders and Best for Women in STEM

33 female faculty who earned NSF CAREER grants, 40% of UM's total awardees

52% of the College of Engineering's leadership is female

4 female faculty awarded the prestigious Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE)

Top 20 top STEM schools for women according to the US News and World Report

20 active student organizations for women in STEM that do everything from middle school outreach to hosting national conferences.


Willie Hobbs Moore Awards

UM WISE honors outstanding advocates for diversity, equity, and inclusion in STEM with three awards celebrating the accomplishments of Willie Hobbs Moore, the first African American woman at Michigan to earn a BS and MS in Electrical Engineering and the first African American woman in the country to earn a PhD in physics. 


Congratulations to our 2020 winners:

Willie Hobbs Moore Achievement Award

Shanna Daly, Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Co-Founder of the Center for Socially Engaged Design (CSED)

Bruna Menezes, PhD candidate in Chemical Engineering and President of the student club Movement of Underrepresented Sisters in Engineering and Science (MUSES)

Aspire, Advance, and Achieve Mentoring Award    

Angela Violi, Professor of Mechanical and Chemical Engineering
Jessica Cote, PhD candidate in Neuroscience and Vice President of the Neuroscience Graduate Student Organization

Claudia Jones Alexander Trailblazer Award

Brian Beckford, Research Scientist in Physics

Show your Support

We strive to support our students and faculty on the front lines of learning and research and to steward our planet, our community, our campus. To do this, WISE needs your support.

The WISE Mission

The University of Michigan Women in Science and Engineering Program is designed to increase the number of girls and women pursuing degrees and careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics while fostering their future success. 


The University of Michigan is at the forefront of equality in science and engineering. Their focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion covers not just women, but specifically minoritized women- women of color, LGBT women, and women who are first generation in higher education, to name a few. We do not limit our programming by identity and wish to foster the success of students anywhere on the gender spectrum.