Northern Illinois University


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Get WISE (Women In Step with Engineering), sponsored by Northern Illinois University’s College of Engineering and Engineering Technology, is a new program dedicated to helping young women in middle school and high school explore the exciting and rewarding field of engineering.

Through partnerships with local businesses, in-school and on-campus group activities, and one-on-one mentoring opportunities, Get WISE will provide students with valuable hands-on experiences and a support system that includes current NIU engineering students and faculty.

Get WISE programs have been made possible thanks to the generous financial support of the E. Eugene Carter Foundation. The Carter Foundation believes that students from groups that are historically under-represented in engineering, including women, bring unique and substantially valuable perspectives that will benefit society as a whole.

Get WISE Partnership Opportunities

  • Scholarships
  • Engineer for a Day
  • Summer Camps
  • Mentoring Program
  • After-School Programs
  • JETS and WYSE Competitions

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