In 2000, USC received a gift of $20 million to the University endowment to create the Women in Science and Engineering (WiSE) Program. The primary goal of the WiSE program is to increase the number of women in tenured and tenure-track faculty positions.
The gift is going to work for USC, enabling the university to compete for highly regarded women scientists and engineers and retain those who might be tempted to move elsewhere. With these resources, WiSE has already made significant advances by more than tripling the number of tenured and tenure-track women faculty since the program’s inception.
Explore some of the programs developed by WiSE to foster a supportive research environment and successful career development for both women and men.