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Integrated Learning-Living Communities

Women in Science and Engineering

If you are a woman interested in STEM fields, then WISE is the place for you! The Women in Science and Engineering Integrated Living and Learning Community (WISE) is a community of learners who take classes together, live together, and have fun together.

The shared courses will provide a platform for scientific exploration and discussion.  In the WISE ILLC, you will interact with science and engineering faculty, upper- level students, and professionals.  You will be surrounded by other students with interest in science and engineering and experience a support system to help foster success and community.  Plus, it’s a lot of fun. Through the WISE ILLC, you will build personal and professional networks that will last a lifetime.

Students: Open to all women STEM majors such as sciences, mathematics, engineering, and health science.

ILLC Coordinators: Beth Hart and Karolyn Hansen

ILLC Faculty: Garry Crosson, Beth Hart

Shared Courses: CHM 123 (General Chemistry), CHM 123L (General Chemistry laboratory) and/or EGR 103 (Engineering Innovation), depending upon the specific major.

Graduation Requirements:  These courses will fulfill graduation requirements specific to your major.

Community Activities:

  • Interact with women faculty, upper level students, and professionals in science and engineering (speakers, networking events, socials)
  • Discuss topics related to women in science and engineering
  • Participate in planning and executing a Girl Scout badge event on campus for first and second graders
  • Participate in community building, service and social events
Meet Our Coordinators
Karolyn Hansen

Associate Professor; Chair of Department of Biology

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Elizabeth Hart

Lecturer, Office of the Dean; Director, Women Engineering Program

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Learning-Living Communities

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Dayton, Ohio 45469