The Women in Science and Engineering – Carleton University Chapter (CU-WISE), re-established in 2007, is a student-run organization at Carleton University. We have a direct vision of supporting and celebrating women in fields related to science and engineering.
At CU-WISE, we have three main goals. The first is encouraging younger generations to learn about STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) fields through outreach programs and activities for all age groups.
The second is inspiring our members with programs like mentorships, seminars, workshops, study groups, networking events, and more. This helps the students get the most out of their university years as well as aiding in the process of determining what their future might be.
Our third focus is supporting our members with various social programs meant to help achieve a healthier and less stressful lifestyle as they spend their time here at Carleton. This includes events such as social meet and greets, movie nights, destress stretching, self-defense courses, and much more.
Our primary objective is to create and promote a diverse and inclusive environment in which women can come together, discuss creative ideas and take leadership roles. Our organization aims at personal and professional development, mainly focusing on networking, diversification, and equality in the Science and Engineering field.
Funds will be used for networking events, panels, mentoring, professional development, STEM workshops, and mental health kits. We want to gear these workshops to women from low income families who have the least access to resources, and to Girl Guides of Canada as they are our future.
CU-WISE at Carleton has become a community of female leaders, resolute in their vision and committed to their mission of inspiring others to do the same. CU-WISE is the perfect example of women empowerment, demonstrating women as the leaders of today and tomorrow.