Are you interested in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics? Do you want to meet other women with similar academic and professional aspirations? If so, the Women in STEM Living-Learning Center is for you.

As a member of our living-learning center, you will have access to a variety of resources and experiences designed to enhance your academic experience at IU, such as:

  • Guidance by and networking with a group of women faculty
  • Paid summer research experiences
  • Campus laboratory tours and trips to STEM companies
  • Career development workshops and panels
  • Community service and volunteer opportunities
  • Professional development seminar for new residents

Immerse yourself in science, technology, engineering, and math. Join the Women in STEM Living-Learning Center!

 

Benefits of Joining

The Women in STEM Living-Learning Center provides a number of academic support, professional development, and personal growth opportunities for residents. Below are a few reasons you might choose the Women in STEM LLC:

  • Building Networks

    We hosts several events—informal luncheons, workshops and panels, roundtable discussions, trips and tours, and lecture series—to help you interact and build relationships with faculty, visiting scholars, and notable professionals from STEM fields.

  • Mentoring Connections

    You will participate in mentoring groups with women faculty and peer mentors from STEM fields. The mentors meet regularly with you to discuss topics such as your academic goals, research opportunities, careers and professional development, and work/life balance. Meetings may include dinner discussions, attending lectures or seminars on campus together, or visiting your mentors’ laboratory or workplace.

    You will also have regular access to graduate student tutors to answer your questions about science and mathematics courses, including 300- and 400-level courses.

  • Academic and Professional Growth

    You will enroll in a one-credit seminar course during your first year in the program that is specifically designed to introduce you to the wide variety of career options in STEM fields and help you cultivate the necessary skills required for a successful career here at IU and beyond.

    You will also be eligible to receive funding for paid summer research opportunities on campus in your areas of interest. These opportunities allow you to acquire valuable experience and knowledge outside of the classroom, while refining your interests and goals.

    The STEM program hosts a number of workshops and programs throughout the year to facilitate academic and professional development on topics such as how to create an effective research poster, career possibilities for STEM majors, and current issues in STEM fields.

  • Personal Growth in a Supportive Environment

    STEM women are supported not only by their peers, but also by a network of faculty, staff, and student staff who are actively involved in the community. Whether planning a program or event, identifying resources, or leading a workshop or laboratory tour, the STEM staff are committed to your success.

Join the Community

  • How do I join the Women in STEM Living-Learning Center?

    All residents must be approved to live in the Women in STEM Living-Learning Center. When you submit your housing application, make sure to include the Women in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Living-Learning Center in your preferences and complete the STEM application that appears in your to-do list.

  • What if I have already applied for housing?

    If you have already applied for housing, simply log back into your housing application and update your preferences to indicate “Women in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math LLC.” Then, complete the STEM application that appears in your to-do list.

  • What are the requirements to join?

    There are two requirements to join the Women in STEM Living-Learning Center:

    1. A demonstrated interest and willingness to learn more about science, technology, engineering, and/or math. The Women in STEM Living-Learning Center accepts freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors including transfer students from a variety of majors and academic interests, including fields such as engineering, computer science, informatics, mathematics, biology, chemistry, astronomy, physics, geological sciences, cognitive science, neuroscience, and environmental science.
    2. Enrollment in a one-credit seminar course during your first year in the program. The seminar is designed to introduce you to careers in STEM fields and help you cultivate the skills required for a successful career both here at IU and beyond.
  • What are the costs for participating?

    A $100 annual fee for all members of the Women in STEM community covers some of the costs of events and programs.

  • Where is the living-learning center located?

    We are housed in Forest Residence Center. Located in the Southeast neighborhood, Forest is located near many of the science, technology, and mathematics buildings on campus, making it a convenient choice for STEM majors.

Contact Women in STEM

Melissa Blunck
Director, Women in STEM LLC
(812) 856-9833wstemllc@indiana.edu 
Forest Quadrangle | 1725 E. 3rd St. | Bloomington, IN 47406-7509