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GWIP-UWIP Mentoring Program


The GWIP-UWIP mentoring program is a friendly, casual, supportive, and fun way for undergrad women in the physics department at MIT to spend time chatting over lunch, coffee, or ice cream with someone who has survived being a physics major too!


We will pair up one or two interested undergrads with each grad student mentor, and give her money each month to take you to lunch. It's that simple! If you've ever wished you had someone to give you a little advice about finding a good UROP, answer your questions about what grad school is like, or just assure you that you'll make it through even though you feel overwhelmed with one too many problem sets to finish -- all over an ice cream sundae -- then this program is for you.


For mentees (undergrads):


If you are an undergraduate woman in physics (or a first year who intends to declare physics) and interested in seeking a mentor for the current year, please apply when we send out the application to UWIP (about once a term.)


For mentors (grads):


Mentors should meet with their mentee(s) approximately three times per semester. At least initially, the grad student should take the initiative to set up the meetings. UWIP and GWIP will cover $15 per person per meeting for up to three meetings per semester. The reimbursement procedure is outlined in an email to mentors at the beginning of each year.