Support young women pursuing STEM careers
According to the 2009 U.S. Census, women constitute 50% of the general workforce, and only 25% of the STEM workforce. About half as many women pursue STEM careers as would be expected in other careers. That is why for over 40 years, WISE has been inspiring young girls ages K-12 to pursue careers in science, technology, mathematics and engineering. Every year, WISE students, faculty members, and corporate affiliates team up with local schools and educators to bring the STEM experience to schools all over Arizona. WISE also partners with the University of Arizona to support undergraduate and graduate students by providing thousands of dollars in scholarships and several for-credit internships each year. WISE outreach offers a wide variety of hands-on engagement for elementary school to high school girls, including robotics clubs, 3-D printing workshops, agriculture experiments, and so much more!
These once-in-a-lifetime opportunities would not be possible without our valued corporate, university, and individual donors. If you are interested in partnering with WISE to advance women’s education in science and engineering fields, consider becoming one of our valued donors. WISE offers a wide variety of ways to donate from sponsoring events and programs to supporting student awards. Donations directly fund interactive STEM workshops and conferences, afterschool clubs and the end of the year Science and Engineering Excellence Banquet, and all donations are tax-deductible. For more information, on sponsoring the 2016 Science and Engineering Excellence Banquet, visit our sponsorship page at http://wise.arizona.edu/seebanquet-sponsorship, or contact our Public Relations Coordinator Christina Loera at firstname.lastname@example.org. For information on general donations, please visit our website at http://wise.arizona.edu/donate or contact WISE Director, Jill Williams at JillMWilliams@email.arizona.edu.