Discover, Create, and Innovate
The Westminster Institute for Science Education is a non-profit (501c3) organization founded to help schools, teachers, and students nationwide bring about broad enrichment and reform of K-12 science, mathematics, and technology education. The WISE mission is to foster open-ended inquiry and exploration and to actively tap creativity and innovation in student research and engineering. » Mission Statement & Philosophy
Students: Really Discover Something
Do your school science experiments look like things your parents might have done? Visit a WISE Lab and see what high-tech science and engineering are really like.
»WISE Student Blog
Teachers: Apply for a WISE Fellowship
Become a WISE Fellow and receive a grant to help bring creative science and engineering explorations to your school. Find guidance for pedagogy and curriculum reform, or just check the student and teacher blogs for free curriculum materials and intro activities for WISE Labs.
» WISE Teachers Blog
Schools: Build a Legacy of Innovation
Learn how to catalyze local corporate and philanthropic support to train our 21st century leaders. Learn how to make the best use of classrooms, lab facilities and school schedules. Learn how to support the strongest possible professional development programs that will bring out the best in your teachers and inspire them to inspire their students.
» Become a WISE School
April08MIT & GaTech Support WISE
WISE, MIT, and Georgia Tech recently submitted a proposal to the National Science Foundation to jointly broaden the range of programs offered in WISE Labs, to mobilize the extended national alumni networks of highly-trained STEM professionals as mentors, and grow to reach more K-12 schools nationwide.
» Read the Full Proposal
Feb08WISE goes to Dallas & Boston
Don't miss the WISE get-together at the
NCSSSMST conference in Dallas,
February 27-29, and the NSTA conference March
27-30 in Boston. Be sure to email us so we know to look for you and can coordinate a meeting!
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