Undergraduate Students

Women and men enter the University of Michigan with similar backgrounds in mathematics and science, yet far fewer women than men graduate with majors in the sciences. Undergraduate women are provided support in the following manner:

Workshops, Events, Panels and Programs

Incoming freshmen are identified by the WISE Program as potential science majors by their expressed interests and/or backgrounds. These students are invited to participate in periodic workshops, events, panels and programs focusing on careers in science, engineering, or mathematics and on successfully navigating the University. To receive event notification and opportunities please fill out this form to join our email list.

Visit our events page for upcoming events.

Undergraduate Advisory Board

The WISE undergraduate Advisory Board is made up of undergraduate women in the sciences and engineering who plan and lead many WISE programs, in addition to advising WISE staff on program needs.

WISE Residential Program (WISE RP)

website: http://lsa.umich.edu/wiserp
The WISE Residential Program is a living-learning experience for first and second year women majoring in science, engineering or mathematics. Located in Mosher-Jordan residence hall, the program provides networks, study groups, sections of first year classes, mentoring, and support. Initially funded with University moneys and a grant from the fund to improve Post-Secondary Education (FIPSE), this program has recently been honored by the National Science Foundation with a “Recognition Award for the Integration of Research and Education.” (RAIRE).

Marian Sarah Parker Scholars (MSP) Program

The MSP encourages high-achieving women in engineering, in their junior year of study, to consider pursuing graduate degrees. The selection is based on the student's academic achievement and the potential to continue their studies into graduate school.

WISE Employment and Volunteer Opportunities

From volunteering to serve on our advisory board, to serving on panels, to working with pre-college students in our summer camps, WISE has many opportunities for students to gain leadership experience and to support women in science and engineering.

The best way to learn about these WISE opportunities is by joining our email list. Join by emailing umwise@umich.edu and requesting to be added to the appropriate email list, either undergraduate or graduate student list.

FAQs from Undergrads for Undergrads answered by Undergrads

How do I find a research position in a lab if I'm not in UROP?

Suggestions for Programming

Send us your suggestions for programming umwise@umich.edu


Women in Science and Engineering staff members counsel individual students on issues of being a woman student in science, mathematics or engineering. Please contact Cinda-Sue Davis via email to csdavis@umich.edu or by phone at (734) 615-4455.

UM Resources for Undergraduate Students

Whether is is the SLC study groups, or the Sweetland Writing Center's writing workshops, we find our most successful student take advantage of at least one of these free resources each semester.

WISE Peer Mentoring Program

Upper level students in science or engineering share resources, advice, skills, perspectives and experience with first and second year students. They can help with choosing a major, exploring study abroad, and finding the resources you need at UM.