The Center for the Study of Women, Science and Technology (WST) at Georgia Tech promotes the recruitment, retention, and advancement of female students and faculty in science, technology, engineering and, math (STEM) fields.
The WST Center welcomes faculty, staff, and students interested in issues of gender, science, and technology in research and programmatic initiatives. Our many activities and initiatives include:
- Annual WST Distinguished Lecture
- WST undergraduate-faculty research partnerships
- Mentoring residents of the WST Learning Community
- Volunteer service with GEMS (Girls Excelling in Math and Science)
- Workshops on research collaboration
- Faculty career development
Please explore our website to learn more about WST and the many ways we influence the success of women in science and technology.
Dr. Mary Lynn Realff, Associate Professor in Materials Sciences and Engineering and Co-Director of the Center for the Study of Women, Science, and Technology, will conduct a workshop on understanding your leadership skills. Free book to all who participate.
2015 WST Distinguished Lecture: Maria Klawe, "Getting Women into Technology Careers and Why It Matters"
2015 WST Distinguished Lecture, Co-sponsored with the College of Computing, will be delivered by Dr. Maria Klawe, President of Harvey Mudd College, “Getting Women into Technology Careers and Why It Matters.” Location: Clary Theatre, Bill Moore Student Success Center. Reception follows lecture.
Dr. Mary Frank Fox, Co-Director, Center for Study of Women, Science and Technology, Georgia Institute of Technology speaks at the STEM Diversity US Higher Education Forum about STEM department chairs and their efforts to recruit and retain female and underrepresented minority STEM undergraduate students. Watch the forum at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cqowkZIZw9Y
Carol Colatrella, LMC Professor, WST Co-Director, and Associate Dean for Graduate Studies and Faculty Affairs in Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts at Georgia Tech published an article about the university's initiatives in the May-June 2014 issue of Academe, a publication of the American Association of University Professors. The article can be viewed online at http://www.aaup.org/article/why-stem-students-need-gender-studies
Vice President of Institute Diversity
The VPID provides intellectual leadership and strategic direction for the infusion of diversity and equity throughout all aspects of teaching, learning, research, service, and outreach central to the Institute's mission. Click here for more details.