RI Women in Science and Engineering

RIWISE is a network of women focused on mentoring and professional and educational outreach.

A key thrust is our education outreach effort focused on kindergarten – employment. We understand the responsibility to build the STEM/STEAM pipeline.

  • While women make up 50% of the overall workforce, they only make up 28% of the S & E workforce.
  • Women earn 19% of the undergrad degrees in Engineering and 18% in Computer Science.
  • Girls and boys do not significantly differ in their abilities in math and science, but they do differ in their interest and confidence in STEM subjects.

RIWISE champions women in the science and engineering career paths.