On behalf of the women in science and engineering faculty group (WISE) I would like to welcome you to our grass roots organization of women faculty in STEM at UMBC. I have been the chair of this group since its inception in 2000. We started with some tea and cookies and have grown into a supportive and influential group on campus. Please look at our web site and discover more about our group and our activities. Please contact us if you have any questions or comments. Our vision is to have UMBC be a place where women in STEM can thrive.