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.
A multitude of benefits
Resources and experience
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.
- 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
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
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.
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.
We host 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.
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.