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.
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The team of educators and volunteers contributing to Girls Excelling in Math and Science (GEMS) Club, a joint initiative sponsored by the Center for the Study of Women, Science, and Technology (WST) and Inman Middle School, an Atlanta Public School, will receive the 2013 Educational Partnership Award from Georgia Tech's Center for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning at the spring Georgia Tech Faculty Honors Lunch on April 10, 2013. The GEMS partnership includes WST Co-directors Mary Lynn Realff and Carol Colatrella; Georgia Tech students Mehran D'Souza (ISYE), Natalie Payne (BME), Mercedes Shannon (MGT), Lu Ling (BME), and Andrea Del Risco (ISYE); and Inman Middle School Principal Paula Herrema and 7th grade science teacher Candice Price.
Calling Georgia Tech faculty and students interested in WitsOn, an online pilot program
sponsored by Piazza and Harvey Mudd College that will run from October 1 to
November 9, 2012. WitsOn will connect undergraduate students pursuing STEM degrees
with female mentors from industry and academia who can speak from personal
experience about issues of particular concern to young women. Georgia Tech is a lead institution on the project.
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.