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The Women in STEMM Excelling (WISE)
Mentor Program and Success Community
Isabel C. Escobar, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Chemical and Environmental Engineering and
Acting Director of Eberly Center for Women
Wise is a mentor program for women interested in pursuing undergraduate degrees in any of the Science, Technology, Engineering, Math or Medicine (STEMM) areas of study.
WISE will link women science students with mentors, academic support, and a peer community during their first year of study. Our goal is to ensure that all women students interested in a STEMM degree will receive the necessary support and encouragement to have a successful career at UT and beyond.
Links of interest to women in STEMM
Ifyou want to be a mentor or mentee, email Isabel Escobar at firstname.lastname@example.org.
THE WISE MENTOR PROGRAM WILL:
● Help women science students achieve balance between their academic work and their participation in the broader University community.
● Provide a peer, graduate student, faculty or professional mentor to undergraduate women enrolled in the program.
● Link students to tutoring services and academic support if needed.
● Provide opportunities for entering women students to meet accomplished women scientists from departments throughout the university.
● Provide regular opportunities for women STEMM majors to come together, share experiences and support each other in their first year of study.
● Provide opportunities for women UT students in the sciences to serve as mentors to high school girls thinking about studying science or math in college.
WHY CHOOSE A STEMM DEGREE?
● Science, Technology, Engineering, Math and Medicine degrees offer entry into great careers with many options.
● Starting salaries in engineering are over 55K, and 75 K six years out.
● Overall industry opportunities are strong in the STEMM areas.
- Women are in high demand
- Job Rotation, in-house training
- Travel, diverse work experiences
- Easy to re-enter or change fields
● Women in non-traditional careers have lifetime earnings that are 150% of women who choose traditional careers.
● Outstanding foundation for advanced degrees in medicine, law, and business.