WISE Meets to Discuss Future


Women In Science and Engineering members, Brandy Gabe (11), Mary Beggs (11), Samantha Browne (11) and Stephanie Pomplin (11) laugh during their meeting. The girls discussed possibilities of science and engineering careers and colleges that would fit these fields.

Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) met on April 29 to talk about potential science careers and share information about colleges.

WISE was previously considered a club at Lake Central until the number of members diminished. This year, Mr. Kendal Smith, Science, asked students Mary Beggs (11) and Samantha Browne (11) to restart the club.

“We had a WISE group two years ago, but it fizzled out when the seniors graduated. I had never heard of WISE when Mr. Smith told us about it, but I did some research, and it really sparked my interest,” Beggs said.

The club meets every other Monday in Mr. Smith’s room, V108. The club is designed to help girls who are interested in science and engineering.

“WISE is a great forum, where we discuss scholarships, colleges and careers in the sciences and engineering. We go on field trips sometimes and we hope to have a lot of guest speakers next year to gain an understanding of what it’s like for women in the sciences, a predominantly male field,” Browne said.

The club will meet again on May 13. Members encourage all girls to attend meetings and discover the possibilities in the science field.