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BE WiSE engages young female or female identifying + students in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) learning experiences in collaboration with the region's research, industry and academic institutions. BE WiSE goals are to:

  • Stimulate young women's (female identifying) interest in STEM through interactions with professionals
  • Increase participants' opportunities and knowledge of STEM fields of study
  • Develop a community of young women (female identifying) (grades 7–12) engaged in science learning through out-of-school activities
  • Sustain interest and involvement through alumnae and ongoing participation for women in science at all levels

BE WiSE invites female and female identifying + students in grades 7 and 8 to Science Overnights to explore their interest in science, hosts events for BE WiSE members in high school to encourage their selection of more courses in science and math, and exposes these girls to adult women scientists who share their knowledge and passion and experiences with science and engineering careers.  Learn more about the annual activities for BE WiSE.

BE WiSE selects female and female identifying + students from all across San Diego County and has sustained contact with over five hundred students over the past 14 years. The first BE WiSE alumnae entered college in June 2003.

Female and female identifying+ students must apply for BE WiSE in grades 7 and 8.  The application for the 2023 co-hort is closed! Applications for the 2024 BE WiSE co-hort will open sometime in December 2023. 

Female and female identifying+ students must submit an application with a teacher recommendation and an essay to be considered for the program.  Once accepted, they will attend a welcome and onboarding event at the Fleet Science Center as their first activity. They will then continue to be invited to various science workshops throughout high school and into college. 

Once the 2024 application period has opened, you will find the link here. 

For more information on the program or how to get involved, contact communityalliances@rhfleet.org.


BE WiSE is supported by the following sponsors:



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