WiSE celebrates 20 years of empowering women in STEM
The Women in Science and Engineering program at USC has recruited a record number of women faculty to the university and enabled a generation of women to advance their careers in the sciences.
By Margaret Crable
In 2000, the USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences had just a dozen tenure-track women faculty members across its six science departments. At the USC Viterbi School of Engineering, there were only three.
Two decades later, 70 women faculty members teach across the two schools’ science and engineering departments, thanks to the robust efforts of the Women and Science in Engineering (WiSE) program, spearheaded by USC’s Office of the Provost.