and Harvey Mudd College
are collaborating on WitsOn
(Women in Technology Sharing Online).
It will connect undergraduate students pursuing STEM degrees with female
mentors from industry and academia who can speak from personal
experience about issues of particular concern to young women. (from the website)
The six-week program begins on the 1st of October.
The program has no curriculum, no exam, no grades and no credit -- just a
goal of connecting young students with accomplished women working in
STEM fields. Prominent universities -- including the California Institute
of Technology, Cornell, the Georgia Institute of Technology, Harvard,
the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Princeton, Stanford and the
University of California, Berkeley -- have been quick to sign on,
contributing mentors and publicizing the program to students. (source)
If you're a faculty member at a college or university that isn't yet part of the program, encourage the leaders at your institution to sign up. If you're a student, please head on over and sign up. Your school doesn't have to be among the sponsors, and the organizers encourage men to join in the discussion too.