WiSE University

Previously known as SWE University….The Program for Women in Science and Engineering (WiSE), Society of Women Engineers (SWE) and the College of Engineering would like to announce COMING SUMMER of 2018

Mark your calendars for July 8th-13th

If you would like additional information please email us at wiseoutreach@iastate.edu

THE APPLICATION FOR WiSE U 2018  are open now!!!


What was SWE University?

SWE University is your opportunity as a high school junior or senior female to see what it is like to live and study on Iowa State University’s campus. SWE University participants will get to explore the campus, learn more about engineering, connect with current students and other SWE U participants, and stay overnight in an Iowa State residence hall. SWE University will conclude with a “graduation” banquet dinner where parents/guardians can join their student and view their final project. WiSE University will be very similar to SWE University, we are rebranding what was previously SWE University to accommodate future program tracks. SWE

Who is eligible to apply to WiSE University?

Female students in their junior or senior year of high school are eligible to apply to WiSE University.

How do I apply?

Applications will be opened on February 1st, 2018.

Applications are available now HERE!

Click the “Submit” button when you have completed the application in its entirety.

You will need to complete a letter of recommendation and essay questions for your application. Please let the person you would like to write your letter know before submitting your application.

Note: The application DOES NOT  allow for you to save your responses and return at a later time. Edits cannot be made to an application once it has been submitted. Please ensure that you have completed the whole application before clicking the submit button.

When are applications due?

Applications and letters of recommendations are due on April 1st, 2018.

When will I find out if I’ve been accepted to WiSE University?

Applicants will be accepted and notified on a rolling basis from March through April, we are reserving spots for 40 women, make sure you get your application in sooner rather than later.

Is there a cost to attend WiSE University?

Yes, there is a $400 registration fee that covers all of your scheduled activities, meals, and housing. (Upon acceptance to WiSE U, a registration link will be sent to you which includes all signed waivers and payment methods). You should still bring a little extra money for Iowa State souvenirs or any non-scheduled activities.

Scholarship Information

Click on the “Scholarship Information” tab located along the top of the page to learn more and apply.


Contact Us

WiSE University
Program for Women in Science and Engineering (WiSE)
218 Carver Hall
Ames, IA 50011
(515) 294-0966

Women in Science and Engineering
Society of Women Engineers