BE WiSE Activities
Upon acceptance into BE WiSE, female and female-identifying students will attend a welcome event to introduce them to science and the BE WiSE Program. Imagine 40 middle school girls in grades 7 and 8 exploring a scientific mystery adventure, including demonstrations, workshops and a hands-on project, all led by women who work in science every day. Each welcome event group is carefully assembled from different schools to encourage group bonding.
Learn more about the application process.
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 girls 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, and 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.
See the calendar of events for the current year.
Current members in grades 8–11 are invited to participate on the BE WiSE Botball Team each Spring. The team works for six weeks to meet a challenge for competition by building autonomous robots and programming them in C.
Upon graduation from high school, BE WiSE members transition to alumnae status. An alumnae reunion is held each summer, and attendees are invited to join the program as volunteers and role models.