Women in Science Project
6243 Parker House
Hanover, NH 03755
WISP's mission is to collaborate in creating a learning environment where women can thrive in science, engineering and mathematics. We welcome your feedback. Please explore the WISP website to learn more about our programs and contact us at WISP@Dartmouth.edu with any questions, comments or suggestions.
Welcome to the class of 2020!
We look forward to meeting you at the following events in September:
Orientation Information EXPO
Tuesday, September 6, 2–4 pm
Leverone Field House
WISP Orientation Info session
Thursday, September 15, 7–8 pm
Filene Auditorium, Moore Hall
Women outnumber men in a graduating class of engineers—for the first time ever!
"We believe our overall approach to engineering, and engineering education, is what is attracting women to our program," says Thayer's Dean Joseph Helble in a USA Today story about the unprecedented number of women compared to men graduating this year from the engineering school. Helble noted that Dartmouth’s strong mentorship programs and the 25-year-old WISP (Women in Science Project) — which focuses on providing one-on-one research opportunities and mentoring to first year students interested in STEM fields — could contribute to Thayer’s desirability.”
WISP and Thayer School are featured in this January 4, 2016 MarketWatch article "Why some colleges are better than others at getting women in to STEM careers"
Congratulations to Amy Gladfelter, associate professor of biological sciences, who is receiving the Women in Cell Biology Award for Excellence in Research.
Neha Narula '03 on the power of mentorship: The alumna tells Public Radio International that her success in navigating the male-dominated world of computer science is thanks in large part to the mentoring she received as an undergraduate at Dartmouth. One mentor in particular, Professor of Computer Science Thomas Cormen, stood out, she tells PRI.
Nearly half of Dartmouth engineering majors are women. Thayer School is doing something right to attract so many women to engineering—and keep them there!
WISP is featured in this D article about undergraduate research at Dartmouth
Calling All Women: The Cybersecurity Field Needs You And There's A Million Jobs Waiting
Forbes Magazine (March 28, 2016), Steve Morgan
Cybersecurity has a gender problem: Only 11% of the world’s information security workforce are women, according to the Women’s Society of Cyberjutsu (WSC) — a 501(c)3 non-profit passionate about helping and empowering women to succeed in the Cybersecurity field. The small representation of women in cyber is a big opportunity for them to enter a field with a severe labor shortage. There are one million cybersecurity job openings in 2016.
Where are the Women in Science, Tech, Engineering and Math
NHPR story featuring Dartmouth environmental studies professor Anne Kapuscinski
The Exchange • Dec 2, 2015
Meet 12 Badass Scientists...who also happen to be women
TED Fellows (October 8, 2015), Karen Frances Eng
Wonderful profile of 12 diverse, female scientists who represent a range of disciplines
Last Updated: 8/18/16