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Women in Science Project
6201 Parker House
Hanover, NH 03755

Phone: 603-646-3690

WISP Information for Faculty

WISP aims to create collaborative in creating a learning environments where undergraduate women can thrive in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

How Dartmouth faculty can get involved:

  • Be a research internship mentor (see below)
  • Share your experiences as a scientist, meeting with groups of students (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 can supervise WISP internships. Graduate students and post-doctoral fellow may assist faculty in mentoring students.

How to get started:

Information about the internship program

Student eligibility

  • First-year women can apply in all STEM disciplines
  • Sophomore women can apply in STEM disciplines with female under-representation nationally (chemistry, computer science, engineering, math, and physics)

Research schedule

  • Interns work 6-10 hours/week during winter and spring terms
    • Sophomore interns may participate for one or both of these terms depending on their D-plans

Culminating experience

  • Interns present research posters at the Karen E. Wetterhahn Science Symposium in May


  • Interns receive an hourly wage up to a $2000 maximum for two terms
  • WISP can fund a limited number of students per year (generally one per faculty mentor)
  • Faculty who have funding available can support their own intern(s) so that more students can participate
  • 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: 1/30/17