During the fall semester, PEER/WISE hosted 2 days dedicated to showing potential students what the university offers. The event includes showing the prospect of pursuing a STEM major in college. We invited all South Carolina high schools to select 2 top-performing junior or senior women in college preparatory programs, maintaining a GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, to attend WISE Choice. For PEER Snapshot, we invited three underrepresented students upholding the same requirements from South Carolina high schools.
WISE Choice was held on November 11, 2016, with around 48 students attending. We held PEER Snapshot the following Friday, November 18, with about 31 students in attendance. They experienced a day of activities, mock classroom experiences, and tours. The department hosts these special days so that potential students from the area are familiar with Clemson, the possibility for STEM majors, and willing to consider both when filling out college applications. Since the events, students have reached out to the department to request more information, tours, a general love for Clemson–it would appear we had a productive few days!