Women in Science Project
6201 Parker House
Hanover, NH 03755
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