Women in Science, Engineering and Mathematics (WISEM) House

The WISEM house was built in 1936. It houses the Women in Science, Engineering and Mathematics (WISEM) Program. The mission of WISEM is to enhance opportunities for women in engineering and applied science careers; to increase the recruitment, retention, and graduation of female students; and to provide programming, training, and mentoring to Mines students, faculty, and staff.

WISEM was established in 1997 through a generous grant from Chevron Corporation to provide opportunities for women in science and engineering careers and to increase the retention of female students, faculty and staff through programming, training and mentoring.

Programs include: 
Society of Women Engineers (SWE)
SWE is a national professional organization that supports and promotes women in science and engineering. Our chapter has more that 800 undergraduate and graduate student members, making it the largest student chapter in the country and the largest professional student group on campus.

To learn more about SWE, visit their website and read “SWE can do it: How the Society of Women Engineers Helped Change the Face of Engineering” in Mines Magazine

Society for Women in Mathematics (SWiM)
SWiM is a student chapter of the Association for Women in Mathematics. SWiM is a community created to support women in mathematics at Mines.

Society of Women in Geophysics (SWIG)
SWIG’s purpose is building a strong and supportive community through networking and mentorship.

Society of Women in Physics (SWiP)
SWiP promotes career development of women in physics while providing a welcoming support network. The group aims to enhance the experience of women working in the department through increased interaction with peers, mentors, and role models.

To learn more, please visit: mines.edu/wisem


1710 Illinois Street
Golden, CO 80401

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1710 Illinois Street
Golden, CO 80401