Women in Science Programs offers monthly programs for female graduate students in the College of Science. WISP is organized by fellow female graduate students and is designed to offer strategies for success in graduate school, career planning and life in general. The program offers a great opportunity to interact with professional women in science, including both the invited speakers and the other graduate students in the mentoring groups we will set up for you. WISP mentoring groups consist of several women within the same department who interact during the meetings and encourage each other through other meetings outside of the programs as well.   

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WISP Graduate Schedule



Place and Time

September 2, 2020


Virtual Event from 5:30-7:00pm

September 16, 2020

Professional Virtual Etiquette

Virtual Event from 5:30-7:00pm

September 29, 2020

Current Issues & Policy in Science

Virtual Event from 5:30-7:00pm

October 21, 2020


Virtual Event from 5:30-7:00pm

November 11, 2020

Socialize with WISP

Discord app from 5:30-7:00pm

January 27, 2021

Individual Development Plans

Virtual Event from 5:30-7:00pm

February 17, 2021

Building Your Digital Brand

Virtual Event from 5:30-7:00pm

March 17, 2021

Beyond Your Science Degree

Virtual Event from 5:30-7:00pm

April 14, 2021

Fostering Positive Mentors Relationships

Virtual Event from 5:30-7:00pm

Graduate Travel Grants

Each semester, Women in Science Programs and College of Science (CoS) departments provide $500 travel grants to female students in the CoS.  

Travel Grants have been created to narrow the gender gap for conference participation for soon to be graduates.  This grant is a one-time only award. 

Please do not apply if you have received a travel grant previously through your department or WISP

Fall travel grant applications will be available in mid-September and due the last Friday in October by 4pm. Travel must occur between December 1 and June 1 to be eligible. Spring travel grant applications will be available in mid-February and due on the Friday before Spring Break in March by 4pm. Spring travel must occur between May 1 and December 1.

Travel Grant Application

Contact information and photo will be removed when reviewing applications to ensure anonymity. If you have questions, please contact Connie Kaspar Wise at 765-496-6095 or

Graduate Staff

Meet this year’s graduate WISP student leaders.