Discover the multitude of possibilities

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.

Unique resources and experiential learning

  • 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

Two Women in Stem Students attend the Academy of Science

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

Mentoring connections

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.

Two Women in Stem students work together
Two Women in Stem Students ride in a kayak