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Women in Science Project
6201 Parker House
Hanover, NH 03755

Phone: 603-646-3690


Peer Mentor Program

WISP's Peer Mentor Program (PMP) was founded by two Dartmouth juniors in 1992. The goal of the program is to build a community of undergraduate women in the sciences. Sophomores, juniors, and seniors are mentors to first year students, providing "insider" information, advice, and guidance about the sciences at Dartmouth.

Who is eligible to participate?

  • Any undergraduate woman with an interest in science, math, and engineering. First year women are matched with upper class mentors based on mutual interests in science, math, and engineering.

What is the time commitment?

  • There is a Kick-off Dinner in the fall that all participants are expected to attend. After that, mentors and mentees should meet or touch base at least twice a month - and you are certainly welcome to meet more often! There will be additional networking, informational, and social activities during the year (usually 1 or 2 per term) that participants are encouraged but not required to attend. 

Who runs the program?

  • There are two PMP Student Coordinators (one junior and one senior) who manage the program with oversight from WISP. 

Interested in joining the program?

  • Applications for mentors and first-year mentees will be accepted during Fall 2017

Testimonials from Mentees

“I was amazed at how much our interests matched and how much really useful encouraging, comforting information she could give me.”

“My mentor gave me a lot of advice on courses to take and when to take them–that was extremely helpful!”

“My mentor was great, we got along really well, and it was nice to have someone interested in the same things I am, talk about majors and classes and other fun stuff. I am glad I got to meet her - that was the most valuable aspect.”

Last Updated: 11/23/16