Why live with us?
The Program for Women in Science and Engineering (WiSE) is a university department on campus focused on supporting female-identifying undergraduate students in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) majors at Iowa State. From encouraging girls to consider STEM majors to empowering undergraduate students to thrive in STEM careers, WiSE advocates for diversity and inclusion throughout the science and engineering community.
WiSE residential clusters offers a community for female-identifying undergraduate students in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) majors. Students have the option of living with other first-year female students enrolled in STEM majors where women remain underrepresented.
Offered in conjunction with the ISU Department of Residence, the WiSE residential clusters places participants on one of 15 residence hall floors with 19 other undergraduate women in science and engineering. Options include the Union Drive, Richardson Court, and South Campus Neighborhoods:
- Friley: Henderson, Pennell, Palmer and O’Bryan
- Martin: Campbell
- Eaton: Tilden
- Helser: Rowe
- Oak: Fosmark and King
- Elm: Turner
- Willow: Bates and Tompkins
- Buchanan: Fuller
- Geoffroy: Tiffany
- Wilson: Gwynne
WiSE is available for any female-identifying first-year student who is majoring in a science, technology, engineering, or math (STEM) discipline.
- CALS Transfer
- Agriculture & Biosystems Engineering
- Honors Cluster
- Honors House
- Science of the Environment and Sustainable Systems
- Computer Science
- Electrical Engineering
- Psychology Freshman Learning Community
- Agricultural Education and Studies (AGEDS)
- Computer Engineering Learning Teams (CELTs)
- Natural Resource Ecology & Management Freshmen Learning Community (NREM)
- Food Science and Human Nutrition (FSHN)
- Leadership Through Engineering Academic Diversity (LEAD)
- Design Exchange
- Chemical Engineering (ChE)
- Common Threads
- Aerospace Engineering (Launch Pad)
- Agriculture Community Encourages Success