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Leadership, Outreach, & Professional Development for Undergraduate and Graduate Students
The Wise Ambassadors is a community of undergraduate and graduate women studying in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) majors. We organize K-12 and community outreach activities, plan professional development opportunities, and provide service to local organizations. We're a student-run group that receives support through WiSE - we create our own experiences and opportunities! See below for more information about who we are and what we do.
It's really a great thing - the WiSE Ambassadors decide what's important to us, and that's what we do! In the past we have participated as tutors for local K-12 students, organized road trips and tours to regional companies, and planned a campus-wide leadership conference. In the past we have organized the WiSE Science and Engineering Extravaganza for 3rd-6th grade girls, planned a tour of Integrated DNA Technologies, prepared dinner at the Ronald McDonald House, acted as science fair mentors for elementary school students, and attended several other WiSE-sponsored activities. We are now beginning the 2015-2016 year with hopes to find new volunteer opportunities and expand our K-12 outreach. With all this excitement, we'll need some more bodies - join us for the 2015-2016 year!
How do I get involved?
All graduate and undergraduate students in STEM majors at the University of Iowa are encouraged to join the WiSE Ambassadors. We accept new members at any time, but of course it's most fun to get involved from the beginning! Our first meeting date is September 7th at 7:30 PM in 2520D University Conference Center (second floor of Old Capitol Mall). Contact WiSE Ambassadors or one of the officers for more information or to get added to the mailing list. Or just stop by the next meeting - you're always welcome!!
2015-2016 WiSE Ambassadors Events
Meeting Guest Speaker: Dr. Terry Wahls
Dr. Terry Wahls is a world renowned, well-respected physician who teaches at University of Iowa College Carver of Medicine. Dr. Wahls faces multiple sclerosis and began to transform her health and actually reverse her MS through her own plan of the Wahls Protocol. She spoke to a full room of our members about her journey with MS, the components of the Wahls Protocol, and its results not only with her but multiple other patients. Our members were fascinated with her bravery and intelligence to formulate this program that actually was proven to reverse symptoms of MS with many individuals.
Mocktail Networking Event
Last March the WiSE Ambassadors put on an event to help undergraduate women in STEM create connections, practice networking and professional attire, and many other opportunities in an interactive "Mocktail Party." The purpose of the "Mocktail Party" was to provide an opportunity for our undergraduate student members to mingle with a room full of alumni, professional, successful, motivated, resourceful, diverse, and unique women while enjoying appetizers (cookies, fruit, dessert bars, lemonade, etc.). It was the perfect opportunity to practice networking skills, make connections, and to give and receive professional career advice.
Echo Hill Science Night
At Echo Hill Science Night, Ambassadors traveled to Echo Hill Elementary School and led an “exercise your heart” activity with groups energetic elementary schoolers. Ambassadors showed the kids how to find their pulse, then had them try out cardiovascular and strength exercises to see how they affected their heart rate. The Echo Hill students had a blast comparing their resting and active heart rates with each other and with the Ambassadors activity leaders!
Contact WiSE Ambassadors to be added to the Ambassadors mailing list - receive future meeting announcements, meeting minutes, invitations to WiSE-sponsored seminars/activities ... and more!