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Welcome to USC WiSE

The WiSE program is a groundbreaking effort to increase the representation and success of women in science and engineering at USC through a series of creative programs that enable women to thrive at every stage of their careers.

Committed to developing fresh approaches to policies and to building a supportive environment for both women and men, the WiSE program is driving USC to the leading edge of diversity in science and engineering.

Upcoming Events


Wednesday April 08,2015 12:00 AM
Merit Fellowship for Current Doctoral Students

Monday April 13,2015 12:30 PM
WiSE Advisory Board Meeting

Monday May 18,2015 12:00 AM
WiSE Undergraduate Research Experience (Fellow) -Application Deadline

Monday May 25,2015 12:00 AM
Memorial Day - University Closed

Monday June 01,2015 12:00 AM
WiSE Child Care Grant- Summer 2015 Application Deadline

quote_leftThe initiatives of the WiSE program are making a vital difference in the lives of women at USC. This represents a crucial investment in the advancement of scientific fields and is essential to the continued academic momentum of our university.quote_right

- C.L. Max Nikias, USC President


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Check this link often as we will post the most recent news, announcements, special programs, policies, and career development opportunities that impact the WiSE program and it’s goals. See how the WiSE program is driving USC to the leading edge of diversity in science and engineering.


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Sarah Feakins joined the Department of Earth Sciences in 2008.  Her research is focused on reconstructing past climatic and terrestrial environmental change, including the environments in which our species evolved. Her lab work centers on teasing out the climatic, environmental and biological...