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Women in Science and Engineering, otherwise known as WISE, met for the first time in the fall of 2013 with a simple brown bag lunch. Our members are faculty, graduate students, and postdocs in the science and engineering departments at Baylor University. Our goal is to support each other, increase the number of women and minorities in STEM at Baylor, and mentor new faculty.

The WISE chair is Dr. Rizalia Klausmeyer, Program Director of Science and Health Living-Learning Center. WISE meets monthly for brown bag lunches at which we invite speakers, socialize, and/or discuss topics recognize their excellence in research and their work in advancing women in science and engineering. If you would like to nominate graduate students for this opportunity, please email

Spring 2019 Events:

  • Women in STEM Graduate Student Speaker Series, 4-5pm, BSB C.206
    • February 26: Brittany Perrotta
    • March 26: Bekah Burket
    • April 23: Jamie Kim

The WISE Graduate Student Seminar Speaker series was founded in Fall 2017 as an avenue for outstanding women graduate students to share their research with a broad audience. To nominate a woman in science and engineering for this speaker series, a faculty member must nominate the student by emailing Please include the student's name, department, and the reason for the recommendation (2-3 sentences is all that is needed).

To join WISE and be kept up to date about our activities:


Graphic designed by Vivian Young and logo designed by Riz Klausmeyer, Suzanne Nolan, and Dani Crain