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WISP Research Internship Update
Round One matching is completed and Round Two projects are now available.
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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
The Root recognizes 25 young innovators, including Dartmouth's Kaya Thomas'17.
Learn more about Kaya's adventures at the Women in Cybersecruity Conference
TV’s Next Big Star: a Female MacGyver
Chronicle for Higher Education (7/24/15) Meg Bernhard
Madelyn Caltabiano became a scientist in part because of a Tang commercial. She had been interested in science for as long as she could remember, but when she was a teenager, in the early 1970s, a TV ad for the orange-flavored drink convinced her that she could dedicate her life to that work....Television can play a powerful role in shaping the career paths and goals of young people. Children and teenagers can find role models on the screen if they don’t have any in their own lives. But television shows rarely feature women in science and engineering. Even when female scientists do appear in a popular show, they are often depicted stereotypically or unrealistically: too beautiful, too ditzy, the sidelined wife of a more prominent scientist. The University of Southern California’s school of engineering wants to do something different. Along with the National Academy of Engineering and a number of Hollywood partners, the school is hosting a competition, called "The Next MacGyver," to create a television show whose protagonist is a female engineer.
Londa Schiebinger, uses gender analysis to spark discovery in science and innovation in technology: http://news.stanford.edu/news/2015/february/gender-innovate-research-020315.html
A fast-growing tech field that welcomes women
Forbes Magazine (11/12/14) Anne Fisher
About half of those working in data privacy are female, and they often earn more than their male peers. As business and government keep gathering staggering amounts of data and putting it to work, devising ways to protect it from hackers is a bigger, more complicated headache with every passing day.
Internet giant Google is seeking to teach computer programming to millions of girls in the US under its Made with Code initiative, which has an eye on developing women programmers in the Silicon Valley.
Last Updated: 11/5/15