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Summer Programs-MIT Women’s Technology Program (WTP) November 5, 2009

Posted by Connie Chow in General Post.
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It’s never too early to consider summer opportunities. We’ll start a series and tag them with summer; and HS, MS, or ES for different ages.

Here’s the first.

The MIT Women’s Technology Program (WTP) is a four-week summer residential academic experience that introduces high school girls to engineering and computer science. Our goals are to interest girls in studying engineering and computer science, and to help them recognize their potential for success in these fields.

We would like to invite your female students now in grade 11 to apply who:

* love and excel at advanced math and science but have very little or no
prior experience in engineering or computer science

* would like to experience hands-on activities where they design and build
engineering projects

* enjoy problem solving and collaborative learning

* want to spend 4 summer weeks challenging their minds, working hard, and
making friends with girls from around the U.S. who share their math and
science interests

Sixty students are selected each year from a nationwide applicant pool; they
attend WTP in either Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) or
Mechanical Engineering (ME). Our classes are taught by female MIT graduate
students, and involve team-based projects and college-level material.

A poster describing WTP is available at our website http://wtp.mit.edu and
can be printed out for posting on your school bulletin boards or for
distribution to interested students.

Interested students can apply by downloading the WTP Application from our
web site; the application deadline is January 15, 2010.

Please contact us if you have any questions. We hope to see some of your
female students apply for summer 2010!

Sincerely,

Cynthia Skier
WTP Director and EECS Track Coordinator
cskier@mit.edu

Dr. Barbara Hughey
WTP Associate Director and ME Track Coordinator

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