Queen’s Women in Science and Engineering (WiSE) seeks to promote women’s participation in the sciences and engineering. We aspire to provide networking and mentorship opportunities for Queen’s students, and foster enthusiasm for science and engineering in the Kingston Community. Our outreach efforts include programs at Winston Churchill Elementary school, Girl Guides, the Kingston Boys and Girls Club, our EngSci Day event, and a High School Outreach Program. We endeavour to nurture links with successful professionals and alumni looking to share their experiences with students. This is done through the annual Dinner with Industry, Brunch with Industry, workshops, and our mentorship program. WiSE is a co-ed group and we welcome dynamic members from all faculties and backgrounds who share our vision.
We form a community of students who wish to further the aspirations of women in STEM fields, as well as encourage youth to enter these fields. Through outreach programs in the community, we provide a means for Queen’s students to share their knowledge and enthusiasm while gaining leadership skills and mentoring youth. Through social events, social media and networking, we aspire to enhance the opportunities available to students in the sciences and engineering, as well as provide an additional avenue of support for women students, who have been traditionally under-represented in these fields.