University of Iowa WiSE Femineer™ Program – Grades 5-12

The Femineer™ Program was created at Cal Poly Pomona’s College of Engineering in 2013. The purpose of the program is to inspire female students to pursue STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) in their education and career. The University of Iowa WiSE Program is the first University Affiliate outside of California. This program is implemented in local schools and communities. UIowa WiSE Femineers™ provides grades 5-12 with the opportunity to visit the University of Iowa and participate in a UIowa WiSE Femineers™ Summit.

The program currently has two 30-hour modules, which introduce girls to computer science, coding, and computer/electrical engineering. Students also explore careers in these areas. 
  • Creative Robotics
  • Wearable Technology

UIowa WiSE is piloting the program in two schools during the fall of 2017. For information on bringing UIowa WiSE Femineers™ to your school or program in the state of Iowa, please contact our Co-Director for Recruitment and Outreach, Chelle Lehman, at

White House Recognizes Femineer™ Program

University of Iowa WiSE PLTW Launch – Grades K-5

Project Lead The Way (PLTW) is a national transformative learning experience that inspires, engages, and empowers K-12 students. The University of Iowa WiSE PLTW Launch Program is a joint venture between the University of Iowa PLTW Program and the University of Iowa WiSE Program to engage more young women in STEM opportunities. Undergraduate WiSE women will complete PLTW Launch K-5 teacher training and facilitate engineering, computer science, and biomedical science modules at each grade level. The University of Iowa will host PLTW WiSE Launch programming on campus as a camp or workshop experience for young women. Programming is currently being planned for Spring Break week 2018.

Save the Date: March 12 – 16, 2018

University of Iowa WiSE STEM Extravaganza – Grades 4-6

WiSE STEM Extravaganza is hosted in February each year for young women in grades 4-6. STEM faculty, industry professionals, and our WiSE undergraduate women host breakout and large-group sessions that focus on the four areas of S-T-E-M. The afternoon ends with the always-popular making of liquid nitrogen ice cream. Mark your calendars for February 2018!

Save the Date: February 11, 2018 (snow date of February 18, 2018)