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New Members

Upon acceptance into BE WiSE, female and female identifying + students will attend an inaugural Science Overnight to introduce them to science and the BE WiSE Program. Imagine 40 middle school female and female identifying + students in grades 7 and 8 exploring monthly workshops that inlcude tours of local STEM companies, hands on activities and access to a diverse group of STEM role models and many varied STEM careers. For the application process, female and female identifying + students must write an essay about what got them interested in STEM and be recommended by a teacher (can be any teacher or mentor) to be considered and must attend a BE WiSE welcome event. 
Learn more about the application process.

Current Members

Follow-up activities sustain BE WiSE member interest! BE WiSE hosts more than 20 events each year for members in grades 8 – 12. Women scientists conduct workshops with BE WiSE students investigating science phenomena and discussing opportunities in the fields of math, science and engineering.  Past events have been held at UCSD School of Engineering, San Diego Supercomputer Center, General Atomics, Dow Chemical Company Laboratories, San Diego Nature Center in Chula Vista, Mount Laguna, Mission Trails Regional Park. Legoland, Robotics Lab, Aquatic Adventures, Math for America, San Diego Sheriff’s Crime Lab, SIO Viz Lab, UCSD Plant Biology Lab, San Diego County Veterinarian Facility, USD Engineering, Hubbs Sea World Research Institute, Miramar College, Biogen Idec Community Lab, NOAA Southwest Fisheries, Genoptix, CareFusion, and more.


Upon graduation from high school, BE WiSE members transition to alumnae status.  An alumnae reunion is held each summer, and alumnae are invited to join the program as a volunteer/role model.

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