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 success 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.
- Must be a rising sophomore, junior, or senior in CAS with a declared or intended STEM major
- WINS scholars are expected to maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0 and actively participate in research
- In their senior year, each WINS scholar will be required to apply for a Dean’s Undergraduate Research Fund grant and then to present their research findings at the Undergraduate Research Conference held every spring
- Open to all students with a demonstrable commitment to advancing the inclusion of women in STEM at NYU and beyond, regardless of sex or gender identity
- Complete the online application (available beginning April 13, 2020) which includes the following:
- Upload your current resume (titled as "LName, FName_Resume_WINS")
- Upload your unofficial transcript (titled as "LName, FName_Transcript_WINS")
- Respond to the following prompts:
- Please describe your current or intended major and why you chose it. (limit 150 words)
- Please describe any research experience you may have had, and/or any research plans you have for the future. Describe the research questions that are of particular interest to you. If you have no prior research experience, explain the areas of science, math, engineering or computer science in which you would like to work and why. (limit 300 words)
- Explain why you’re interested in creating a more diverse and inclusive environment for women in STEM both at and beyond NYU. Discuss how you envision taking on a leadership role on campus regarding women’s roles in the sciences, and how you might raise awareness generally about research in STEM fields among undergraduates. (limit 300 words)
- Describe your future career plans and how being a member of WINS will help you reach your professional goals. (limit 150 words)
- Application deadline is Friday, May 29 (11:59PM).
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.