The Women in Science and Engineering Roundtable (WISER) supports several students each year in their pursuit of undergraduate research and creative endeavors via SOURCE.

Students apply for funding through the SOURCE office and designate WISER if they wish to be considered for the WISER associated grant. To be considered for the WISER grant, students should be undergraduates in STEM who identify as women.

Applications are reviewed by a committee of staff and faculty advisors who consider the applications according to the strength of the project proposal, connection to educational and career goals, and strength of the faculty recommendation, among other factors. 

Awardees are required to submit a report summarizing their experiences with their summer research or creative endeavor, as well as a photo of them in the lab or at work. Funds are limited and we are not able to award all applicants. 

For details on eligibility and the application process, please see the SOURCE website or contact

WISER Funded SOURCE Grants - 2019

Sharon Chen - Working Alliance: Impact of Client Therapist Relationships on Therapeutic Outcomes

Mentor - James Overholser, PhD, Psychological Sciences

Sandy Huynh - Evaluating the Ability of Hexadecanedioic Acid to Prevent and Suppress the Growth of Cancer Cells 

Mentor - Liraz Levi, PhD, School of Medicine

Hope Yashnik - The Effects of Prenatal Alcohol Exposure on the Electrophysiological Function of the Embryonic Heart

Mentor - Andrew Rollins, PhD, Biomedical Engineering

Emily Young - A Qualitative Analysis of Emotional versus Neutral Gestures 

Mentor - Fey Parrill, PhD, Cognitive Science