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Published on Jun 12, 2015
WISEM (Women in Science, Engineering, and Mathematics) is a program at Colorado School of Mines that works to enhance opportunities for women in engineering and applied science careers and to increase the recruitment and retention of female students. Not only does WISEM support the increasing number of women at Mines, it also runs outreach programs to elementary schools, middle schools, and high schools in an effort to create a rich pipeline of future female engineers.
Mines boasts the largest campus chapter of the Society of Women Engineers in the country. WISEM has been instrumental in not only raising the percentage of women on campus, but supporting them – women are graduating at a higher rate than their male counterparts, they have on average a higher GPA than their male counterparts, and they also hold more leadership positions on campus.