Young WISE Investigators

Program Overview

The Young Wise Investigators (YWISEI) program is intended to inspire and encourage high school students at Irma Rangel Young Women’s Leadership School and Hillcrest High School in Dallas ISD to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Sponsored by the Office of Diversity and Community Engagement and the Texas Instruments Foundation, the program provides mentoring and support for 30 high school students, in ten teams of three, over a one-year period to complete an science, technology, engineering and math project. The program also seeks to reward top young women STEM achievers by awarding a scholarship to UT Dallas in spring 2014 to the top three teams.

The success of the program and the students' completion of their project depends on an advisory team of mentors comprised of UT Dallas students and professors, professionals from Texas Instruments and teachers. Each mentor will guide one team of three participants through the project development cycle.

Become a Volunteer Student Mentor

Every year, we recruit UT Dallas students to participate in the YWISEI program as student mentors. Student mentors will receive a $250 stipend at the end of each semester for their participation. Unfortunately, we are not recruiting new mentors at the moment - please check back soon!

YWISEI Program Competition Winners

Congratulations to Rabina Mainali (Hillcrest HS), Irma Puga Lule (Irma Rangel) and Jazmine Tule (Irma Rangel), winners of the 2012-2013 Young WISE Investigators Program competition!