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Women in Science Project
6201 Parker House
Hanover, NH 03755

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

WISP Information for Faculty

WISP's mission is to collaborate in creating a learning environment where undergraduate women can thrive in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Components of the program include:

How Dartmouth faculty can get involved:

  • Be a mentor in the research internship program (see below)
  • Participate in a Food for Thought session and share your experiences as a scientist (email WISP if you are interested)

Interested in being a WISP internship mentor?

All tenured, tenure-track, and research-track faculty at the college and professional schools are eligible to supervise WISP internships.

How to get started:

Information about the internship program

  • Student eligibility: all first year women are eligible
    • Women in their sophomore year can apply for research experiences in chemistry, computer science, engineering, math, and physics
  • Research schedule: interns work 6-10 hours/week during winter and spring terms
    • Sophomores may only be available to participate in one of these terms because of their D-plans
    • Interns present research posters at the Karen E. Wetterhahn Science Symposium in May
  • Funding: interns are paid an hourly wage up to a maximum of $2000 for two terms
    • WISP is able to fund a limited number of students per year (generally one per faculty mentor).
    • Faculty who have funding available are welcome to support their own intern(s) so that more students can participate
  • Matching: students interview with potential faculty research mentors, and matches are made based on a variety of factors
    • Students who arrange to work with a faculty mentor independent of the matching process are not eligible for WISP funding but may participate in the program if the faculty mentor has funds to pay their wages

Last Updated: 11/23/16