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Women in Science and Engineering

An organization of graduate students, faculty, postdoctoral fellows, and staff at Texas A&M University.

Women in Science and Engineering (WISE)

For more information about WISE, please visit

Due to the winter storm and power outages that impacted the state of Texas, the 29th Annual WISE Conference originally scheduled for February 20 has been rescheduled for Saturday, April 10.

The Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) is an organization of graduate students, faculty, postdoctoral fellows and staff at Texas A&M University.

WISE began in the Department of Chemistry when a handful of women graduate students gathered to discuss the alarming dropout rate among their fellow female students. An informal survey identified the isolation that many of these women felt within the department and also pointed out issues that contributed to the uncomfortable environment often encountered by women entering nontraditional fields. These conditions resulted in an unusually large number of women leaving without a degree, especially those who were to have entered their second year of study. Armed with this information, WISE set out to improve conditions on campus, and from this small beginning, WISE has grown to include women from all technical and scientific Colleges on campus.

WISE meets monthly on the Texas A&M University campus. Join us!

The Susan M. Arseven '75 Conference for Women in Science and Engineering
February 26, 2022

This year’s conference will be VIRTUAL.

Whether you're trying to get out of graduate school, struggling to decide if your current career path is the correct one, or somewhere in between, you will need strength — a force forged in diversity that is critical to successfully navigating life situations big and small. Join us for a day of common ground, conversation, and inspiration among friends in a series of interactive workshops featuring speakers who offer diverse examples of innovation in action and who will share their experiences and insights gained along the journey from diploma to career!

Conference Fees

The registration fee is $30 ($20 for students)

Virtual Conference

The 2021 WISE Conference will be virtual on Zoom. Registered participants will receive the Zoom links via email prior to the conference.

WISE sponsors the following two awards annually: