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Women in Science Project
6243 Parker House
Hanover, NH 03755

Phone: 603-646-3690
Email:  WISP@dartmouth.edu

Welcome to WISP @ Dartmouth


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.

WISP Programs and Events

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

WISP in the News

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"

Heidi Williams ’03 (former WISP intern!) Named MacArthur ‘Genius’

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

Kaya Thomas ’17 Wins Kudos for Young Reader App 
Learn more about Kaya's adventures at the Women in Cybersecurity Conference

WISP Research Mentor and Thayer School Engineering professor Jane Hill spent 10 days in South Africa, laying the groundwork for a TB clinical test trial.

Dartmouth engineering alumna Anna Stork '08 pitches LuminAID, the world's first inflatable solar light, to a panel of investors on ABC's 'Shark Tank'.

the world’s first inflatable solar light. to a panel of investors on ABC's 'Shark Tank'.  Read more at: http://dartgo.org/thayersharktank1
As an engineering student and co-coordinator of the Peer Mentor Program within Dartmouth’s Women in Science Project (WISP), Julie Ann Haldeman ’14 was excited to help WISP pair first-year female students with upper-class female mentors of similar academic interests. - See more at: http://engineering.dartmouth.edu/magazine/wisp-leading-women-into-engineering#sthash.vHDTe7h1.dpuf
As an engineering student and co-coordinator of the Peer Mentor Program within Dartmouth’s Women in Science Project (WISP), Julie Ann Haldeman ’14 was excited to help WISP pair first-year female students with upper-class female mentors of similar academic interests. After all, she had the same done for her three years ago. “Serving as a peer mentor is one small way of paying it forward to future classes of female engineers,” says Haldeman, who shares her duties with Lauren Salgueiro ’15. “I stay involved in WISP since I feel it’s important to help build a strong community of women in the sciences.” - See more at: http://engineering.dartmouth.edu/magazine/wisp-leading-women-into-engineering#sthash.vHDTe7h1.dpuf
As an engineering student and co-coordinator of the Peer Mentor Program within Dartmouth’s Women in Science Project (WISP), Julie Ann Haldeman ’14 was excited to help WISP pair first-year female students with upper-class female mentors of similar academic interests. After all, she had the same done for her three years ago. “Serving as a peer mentor is one small way of paying it forward to future classes of female engineers,” says Haldeman, who shares her duties with Lauren Salgueiro ’15. “I stay involved in WISP since I feel it’s important to help build a strong community of women in the sciences.” - See more at: http://engineering.dartmouth.edu/magazine/wisp-leading-women-into-engineering#sthash.vHDTe7h1.dpuf

Women in Science News

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
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