The Women in STEM Living-Learning Center provides numerous opportunities for mentorship and connection, networking, studying, and socializing. As a resident, you’ll expand your academic skills, develop as a professional, and grow personally. Read on to learn about just some of the things we offer.
Discover the multitude of possibilities
Unique resources and experiential learning
As a member of our living-learning center, you’ll receive a wide variety of opportunities to enhance your academic experience at IU, including:
- 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
During your first year in the LLC, you will complete a one-credit seminar designed to introduce you to the wide variety of career options in STEM fields and to help you cultivate skills to succeed academically and professionally at IU and beyond.
As a resident, you’ll also be eligible to receive funding for paid summer research experiences on campus in your areas of interest. These opportunities offer valuable hands-on, applied learning experiences outside the classroom and will help you refine your interests and goals.
We also host several workshops and programs throughout the year to facilitate academic and professional development on topics, including:
- How to create an effective research poster
- Career possibilities for STEM majors
- Current issues in STEM fields
- And more
You will participate in STEM mentoring groups with women faculty and peer mentors. You’ll meet with them regularly to discuss your academic goals, research opportunities, careers and professional development, and how to balance your work and life.
Graduate student tutors are regularly available to answer your science and math questions, including for the 300- and 400-level courses.
We host several events each year to help you build your personal and professional network. Events range from informal luncheons, trips, and tours to lecture series, workshops, panels and round table discussions. These gatherings offer a space to build relationships with faculty, visiting scholars, and notable professionals from STEM fields.
Grow & thrive with us
On move-in day, you’ll gain immediate access to a supportive environment of peers, and a network of faculty, staff, and student-staff who are actively involved in the community. The WSTEM staff are committed to your success and will help you in any way we can, whether through planning a specific program or event, identifying resources, leading a workshop or laboratory tour. We’re here for you!