Did you know that there are more women than men at many liberal arts colleges, but that women are underrepresented in science and math studies at the graduate level and in research in these fields nationally?
The College of Arts and Science at NYU has established a Women in Science (WINS) program that seeks to create a more inclusive environment in research and related careers in STEM. A core group of undergraduate WINS Scholars are selected each year based on academic achievement, a demonstrated interest in research, future plans for a career in STEM, and a commitment to making STEM fields more inclusive for traditionally underrepresented groups, including women. WINS aims to nurture the talents of WINS Scholars through an individualized program of study, research, and mentoring. Our goal is to provide the foundation for lifelong sucess in professional and academic careers that involve research in a STEM field.
WINS Scholars meet regularly as a group, offer peer support to each other, meet with instructors and scientists invited to address the group, and host events that enable them to meet eminent scientists from STEM fields. The WINS director acts to facilitate mentor relationships with researchers at NYU. WINS programming frequently features women leaders in science and math, and WINS Scholars also raise awareness on campus of the enormous contribution women have made to the sciences.