Programs & Events

Women in Science and Engineering Annual Symposium

Every spring, we host our annual WiSE Symposium to showcase the research of scientists in the Duke community, to foster discussion about systemic solutions to diversity problems in STEM and in higher education more broadly, and to encourage networking among people with similar interests across fields and disciplines.

Career and Professional Development

From building confidence and learning how to negotiate to exploring alternative careers, WiSE organizes many events to help develop well-rounded and informed leaders.

Health and Wellness Seminars

Being a graduate student forces us to think of how to best maintain our health and wellness. This workshops aim to help our members understand how to create a healthy balance between work and life while excelling at both!

Diversity and Inclusion Events

This series of panel discussions and seminars is aimed at helping members and non-members to address pervasive biases across science departments and to build inclusive environments in their workplaces.

Networking Events

Every year, WiSE puts on events with other professional organizations in the Triangle area for the development of organic mentorship experiences.

Social Events

Because sometimes it’s nice to just hang out with your peers!

Women and Girls in STEM Mentoring Programs

If I Knew Then What I Know Now

This is an annual WiSE event. Incoming graduate students have the opportunity for an informal Q&A panel discussion with women from various graduate and professional schools who will share their experiences and tips for thriving at Duke. This information session is a great chance to learn about graduate life and network with women within and outside of your department. Start off the school year smart!

Girls Exploring Science & Technology

GEST is a collaborative event held at the Duke Marine Lab intended to expose middle school girls to STEM resources, role models, and activities in Eastern North Carolina.

Sci-Fi Book Club

Tired of reading dense scientific papers? Join us for a quarterly discussion of science fiction by female authors. Dinner and a copy of the book provided. Subscribe to our listserv at