INSPIRE YOUR STUDENTS
BRING WOMEN'S INITIATIVE
TO YOUR SCHOOL TODAY
The deadline for the January 2013 application for schools is Sunday, October 14, 2012. For instructions on how to apply for your school district, go here.
Please note that the presentation weeks correspond to MIT's Independent Activities Period. These go from:
- January 7-11, 2013
- January 14-18, 2013
- January 21-25, 2013
- January 28-February 1, 2013
Women's Initiative is a unique program aimed at getting more high school and middle school girls excited about pursuing careers in engineering and computer science. Each January, enthusiastic women from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) School of Engineering are selected to go to middle and high schools nationwide to speak with young women about the excitement of careers in engineering. The presentations include activities to engage students in thinking about engineering concepts, demonstrations of projects on which the presenters have worked, and information about the fields of engineering and the life of an engineering student.
Our program emphasizes the importance of creating personalized interactions between school-aged women and college women. School-aged students can identify more closely with college students than with college recruiters and industry professionals. The enthusiasm shown by MIT women often reveals a new and different side of engineering to younger girls.
The MIT Women's Initiative Program is run entirely by students at MIT. Through the support of our generous sponsors, we offer our presentations completely free to as many schools as we can afford to visit.
To learn more about our presentations, go here.
Please contact us if you have questions about the program.