Women in Science

Working together, Inspiring each other, Strengthening relationships, Engaging community for the success of women in science and math (WISe)


The Women in Science (WISe) program contributes to women's engagement in sciences and mathematics through diverse and unique events and opportunities. The program engages participants by offering information and education on equity and inclusion.

Outreach and recruitment activities inspire a love for the sciences and mathematics in K-12 girls, education activities enrich the undergraduate experience of COS majors, and policy and programmatic activities enable the advancement and success of women in science and mathematics disciplines.


participants in the smash experience held by the college of science

SMASH Experience

SMASH is a program for rising eighth-grade girls designed to build confidence in science and math. The curriculum focuses on improving the two attitudinal values, perceived usefulness of mathematic and mathematical self-efficacy, impacting math-related achievement. Girls about to enter the eighth grade can join us at RIT for five days of cool science fun with math.

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student presenting research at a conference

Student Travel Award

Planning to attend a regional or national conference? RIT Women in Science can help with your expenses.

Apply Here about the student travel award

Executive Committee

Lishibanya Mohapatra
Assistant Professor


Laura Munoz
Associate Professor

Vice Chair