Call for Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) mentors

The Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) program, offered through the Center for Educational Outreach, is looking for mentors for the 2015–16 academic year. The WISE program offers local high school women an opportunity to gain hands-on research experience in various labs throughout the JHU campus community. The program typically spans one semester, with students working on campus two afternoons each week.

Students explore a variety of subjects in laboratory and field settings, including nanotechnology, cognitive science, materials science, and stem cell research. The program concludes each semester with the WISE students presenting their research and experience to the cohort of WISE students and mentors.

It is designed to be an experimental learning opportunity for young women who are mentored by Johns Hopkins University professors and graduate students. The primary objective of WISE is to encourage high school women to pursue majors in science and engineering in college.

The fall program is set to begin during the first week of October, with hopes of having students matched with mentors by Sept. 11. If you would like to volunteer to mentor a WISE student in your lab for fall or spring semester, please contact Kellise Williamson at or 410-516-6122.