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History of WISE

Building a Community of Women in STEM at UMBC
WISE in an informal network of women in sciences, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) at UMBC that meets monthly to provide a community of exchange and support. WISE was established as a vibrant grass roots organization at UMBC during the Fall of 2000 and was instrumental in obtaining the NSF ADVANCE Institutional Transformation Grant in 2003. WISE is an independent organization that works collaboratively with the ADVANCE Program, the Faculty Development Center, and most recently, the Center for Women & Technology in establishing a powerful community of support and mentoring in STEM at UMBC.