Professional development of Wheaton students is a core goal of the WISE initiative. One of our WISE student initiatives is our STEM Leadership course. This provides opportunities for under-represented students interested in STEM to develop their leadership skills and apply them to issues of inclusivity and belonging on campus.

Students design and propose campus-change projects that address a barrier to student success in STEM at Wheaton. Selected proposals are supported by the WISE initiative. We also strive to improve students’ sense of belonging in STEM by supporting a variety of outreach activities aimed at building community among first-generation and other under-served students in STEM.