The UConn Persistence of Women in STEM Committee is pleased to announce the launch of UConn’s first ever Women in STEM hub geared specifically towards the unique needs of women pursuing STEM degrees and careers.
Majoring in STEM can be both challenging and rewarding. As a woman pursuing a STEM degree, it may feel like “cards are stacked against you”. Stereotypes, biases, lack of mentorship, and other concerns can be overwhelming, but the website seeks to tell students that they are not alone. This site is designed especially for them to provide necessary information, resources, and connections so that they can reach their personal and professional goals. The hub provides information that is both insightful and empowering for women in STEM. Please explore the site at your leisure, share with your staff and students who might be interested, and let us know what you think.
This initiative has been supported by UConn’s Persistence of Women in STEM Committee which is currently housed under the Institute of Student Success under the direction of Dr. Maria D. Martinez and was founded in fall 2014 as an extension of the Women in STEM subcommittee of the University’s Graduation Retention Task Force.