WISE deliver a range of projects, supporting and engaging our members on a number of key topics. A selection of our recent projects…
WISE are delighted to be a founding partner of The STEM Accord – alongside the ERA Foundation, STEM Learning, the Design and Technology Association and the Smallpeice Trust. The partnership has been founded to provide co-ordinated actions to inspire more young people, and particularly girls, to study science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).
Gender Balance in Computing
WISE are excited to be part of a brand-new research project investigating how to engage more girls in computing. We are partnering, with the consortium of the Raspberry Pi Foundation, the Behavioural Insights Team, STEM Learning, BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, alongside Apps for Good, to work on ‘Gender Balance in Computing’.
Quantifying, and closing, the engineering Gender Pay Gap
The Royal Academy of Engineering has commissioned WISE to quantify the gender pay gap for engineers in the UK, identify the underlying causes and recommend effective solutions. This research project is a key element of the Academy’s diversity and inclusion strategy, which aligns closely with WISE’s core purpose of achieving gender balance in science, technology and engineering.
National Collaborative Outreach Project Partnership
WISE have been working in Thurrock, visiting schools & events to run both 'People Like Me' and 'My Skills My Life' sessions, raising aspirations and opening eyes to the number of careers in STEM available.
Professor Averil Macdonald, on behalf of WISE, provided advice and guidance on the PhabLabs 4.0 European Project in terms of engaging more girls into the Fab Labs.
WHAT'S IT ALL ABOUT?
A WISE project, working with WYCC and Leeds City College, with ESF funding, to support Leeds Region employers to identify and progress potential female STEM talent from within their existing workforce.
The CSOWISE Healthcare Science Leadership Development Programme
This is a brand new programme, building the next generation of leaders within Healthcare Science across NHS England. We have taken the elements from the CSO WISE Fellowship offering the greatest impact and opportunities for leadership development and brought them together to offer 32 women the opportunity to accelerate their leadership journey in 2019/2020.
Amazon Research Project
Inspiring Women in Innovation
Although we have seen a year-on-year increase in the number of women working in STEM, they are still under-represented in the arena of STEM innovation.
WISE, in partnership with Amazon, has undertaken comprehensive research, capturing the views of over 1000 women, to better understand why some women thrive in STEM environments and become innovators.
York, North Yorkshire and East Riding Skills Support for the Workforce
Supported by ESF funding, we are looking to work with at least 20 companies in the region, in particular, those in York, Scarborough, Craven and East Riding to provide training and development opportunities for women in STEM roles in SME’s and create a network to support them developing further.
The Chief Scientific Officer’s WISE Fellowship for NHS England
The Chief Scientific Officer's WISE Fellowship is a unique opportunity for mid-career female healthcare scientists to gain invaluable leadership experience. Successful applicants will be selected based on both their potential to make a difference in their current and future roles in addition to their commitment to inspire the next generation of healthcare scientists.