The Women in STEMM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, and Medicine) Mentoring Program (WiSTEMM) is an interdisciplinary program open to all undergraduate and graduate women in STEMM fields. The program will focus on providing resources, guidance, and support in order to enhance the personal, educational, and professional development skills that will help women excel in their STEMM careers at the University of Kansas. WiSTEMM was started in the spring of 2018 as is the result of a partnership with Jayhawks Breaking Barriers. 

Each undergraduate mentee will be matched with a graduate student mentor for the 2018-2019 academic year. The mentor and mentee pairs will be expected to meet for a minimum of 2 hours per month, as well as attend several group events including professional development and personal wellness workshops, panels, and social events. Check out our schedule of events for the fall semester here.

Use the links on the left side of the page to apply to be a part of this program!

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Please contact wistemm@ku.edu with any questions. 

  • “WiSTEMM has helped create networks for me that I didn’t know existed!”
    WiSTEMM Undergraduate Mentee, 2018
  • “WiSTEMM has given me the opportunity to learn how to be a mentor and support other women around me. It’s been fun making all of these new connections."
    WiSTEMM Graduate Mentor, 2018

WiSTEMM: Schedule of Events

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If you have a disability and you wish to request accommodations for this event, please contact the KU Office of Disability Resources as soon as possible. They provide accommodation and services to all students who are eligible. Their office is located in 22 Strong Hall; their phone number is 785-864-2620 (V/TTY). Contact must be made at least 5 business days before the event to insure accommodation can be provided.


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