About the Program for Women in Science and Engineering

The Program for Women in Science and Engineering (PWSE) was founded in 1986 by a group of ISU faculty and staff concerned about the underrepresentation and underutilization of women in science and engineering. PWSE staff members collaborate with others on programming to increase the participation of women in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields.  PWSE reports to the Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost and supports students in four colleges (Agriculture and Life Sciences, Engineering, Human Sciences and Liberal Arts and Sciences) in over 50 STEM majors.

PWSE provides:


Click here to watch a short video about PWSE featuring the Director, Lora Leigh Chrystal and Outreach Coordinator, Carol Heaverlo