WiSE STEM Extravaganza Photo


  • March 12 - 16, 2018 - Spring Break - WiSE PLTW Launch STEM Camp - Grades 1-3 - REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN: https://uiowa.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_06AFnyZDXoZ5KNn 
  • May 11, 2018 - Mother/Daughter STEM Day - Grades 1-3
  • June 16, 2018 - Potential Father/Daughter STEM Day - Grades 1-3
  • June 17-22, 2018 - WiSE Belin Blank Center Jr. Scholars Institute - Grades 6-8 - Residential Camp - REGISTRATION NOW OPEN - FIND INFORMATION AT: http://www2.education.uiowa.edu/belinblank/students/program.aspx?P=JSI
  • September 9, 2018 - Potential Grandparent/Granddaughter STEM Day - Grades K-2
  • February 10, 2019 - WiSE STEM Extravaganza - Grades 4-6

Be the first to find out about upcoming WiSE Outreach events. Join our E-MAIL LIST by e-mailing chelle-lehman@uiowa.edu.


  • WiSE Femineer™ Teacher Training - Summer 2018, Date and Time TBD

K-12 Outreach Event Descriptions

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 has three 30-hour modules, which introduce girls to computer science, coding, and computer/electrical engineering. Students also explore careers in these areas. 
  • Creative Robotics (Kinetic Art)
  • Wearable Technology
  • Pi Robotics

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 chelle-lehman@uiowa.edu.

White House Recognizes Femineer™ Program

WiSE Feminee Pilot School

Alburnett WiSE Femineers 
First UIowa WiSE Femineers in Iowa


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


Belin-Blank Center Junior Scholars Institute in Collaboration with WiSE         

Each summer WiSE collaborates with the Belin-Blank JSI program to bring you a STEM camp for young women. The WiSE camps are taught on a 3-year rotating schedule. For information about this year's camp -

belin blank center jsi logo
Women in Science and Engineering (WiSE) Health Sciences Research and Lab Experience Camp, please visit the JSI website: http://www2.education.uiowa.edu/belinblank/students/classlisting.aspx?P=...                                                                         

Course #1: Women in Science and Engineering (WiSE) Environmental STEM Camp (Summer 2017)               


renewable energy district field trip photo

Course #2: Women in Science and Engineering (WiSE) Health Sciences Research and Lab Experience Camp (Summer 2018)


Course #3: Women in Science and Engineering (WiSE) Engineering Camp (Summer 2019)                   



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 11, 2018!

WiSE STEM Extravaganza Photo
 Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream