About Us

Who We Are

The Women in Science, Engineering, and Mathematics (WiSEM) supports the Rutgers University mission of outstanding teaching, research, and community engagement by advancing gender and racial equity in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), including social and health sciences.

What We Do

WiSEM works to advance gender and racial equity by providing resources and support for engagement and success in the sciences. Below is what we do and some specific examples of the programs, awards, and projects that support this effort.

Provide Leadership and Professional Development Opportunities

Foster Interdisciplinary Research Collaborations

  • Mentoring Luncheons

Provide Funding Opportunities to Advance Career Development

Increase the Visibility of the Accomplishments of Female Scientists

Partner to Develop and Sponsor Programs for STEM Equity

Advance Institutional Diversity and Inclusion

How We Do It

After completing RU FAIR ADVANCE (a five-year project funded by a multi-million dollar ADVANCE IT grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF), NSF awarded SciWomen supplemental funding to continue its efforts through the Dual-Career Initiative.  The initiative is focused on the needs of dual career couples with an aim to recruit new hires and retain current faculty members in STEM.

SciWomen is also very grateful for the guidance it recieves from its faculty advisory board, the joint intellectual efforts of our institutional partners, and the support it recieves from the many school deans.

Contact Us

The best ways to get involved with SciWomen is to visit our websiteemail us, and subscribe to our listserv to recieve timely announcements on upcoming events and opportunities.