Student Success Initiatives

On-Site Tutoring

WISE  is a supportive environment in which future engineers and scientists engage in focused inquiry within their disciplines and begin to develop the skills and talents necessary to become successful professionals. WISE provides tutoring three nights a week in calculus, physics, and chemistry, the three core classes that the majority of the WISE women take. Tutoring is drop-in with no appointment necessary and conveniently takes place in the WISE conference room, just off the Lee Hall lobby. At the beginning of each semester, WISE hosts a study-group sign-up event to help women network and form study groups for the semester.

Tutoring days and times are:

  • Sundays from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
  • Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Academic Enrichment

Activities are planned for WISE students throughout the academic year, including a speaker series, industry connections, K-12 outreach and community service opportunities, workshops, and more. All students are welcome to participate in these activities. WISE regularly partners with organizations and departments around campus to provide WISE women with as many opportunities as possible. Faculty connections are some of our favorite events; students are invited to a lunch and learn with a faculty member in the WISE conference room, providing a more intimate connection with campus and visiting faculty.

The WISE village also has lounges that are equipped with computers and resource materials for studying in groups and individually.

Summer Bridge Program

At the beginning of the school year, new WISE women are permitted to move in early to allow time for Summer Bridge. During the program, the women begin to get a taste of what it’s like to be a woman in math, science, and engineering – it’s about discovery, innovation, and teamwork. At the Summer Bridge program, the residents have an opportunity to not only meet each other and their upper-class mentor for the first time, but also spend quality interaction time laying the foundation upon which future relationships can form. In addition, the women discuss academics, college life, and explore ways to balance it all. There are also hands-on activities to stimulate the use of problem-solving skills and creativity. Summer Bridge ultimately provides WISE women with the essential knowledge and resources to navigate the first several weeks of their freshman year.

*Unless otherwise noted, all advising, tutoring, and programming is open to all residential students.