Women's Technology Program
in Electrical Engineering & Computer Science

Massachusetts Institute of Technology











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Summer 2015

Instructors| Residential Tutors|Residential Assistants

We are in the process of hiring WTP-EECS staff for summer 2015. If you are a current female MIT student or recent alumna, please read the job descriptions below and apply! Feel free to contact staff from previous years who are still at MIT to learn more about their experiences working for WTP.


We are seeking 3 female MS/PhD students from the MIT Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science to be our summer 2015 Instructors in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering,and Discrete Mathematics.Instructors receive paid 3-month summer TA appointments and TA credit towards their PhD requirement.

Post-Docs, and MEng students who will graduate in June 2015, are also eligible to apply (and will be paid equivalent salaries instead of TAships).

This is your opportunity to design and teach your own course and influence high school women to pursue engineering and computer science. Teaching for WTP also gives you real experience you can talk about when interviewing for academic positions after graduation.

For more detailed information and to apply: download the Instructor application as either a Word document or .pdf and return your application as soon as possible.

You must be able to work full-time for WTP in June and July and temporarily take time off from your research. You are paid for the month of August, but by then are finished with WTP responsibilities.

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Residential Tutors

Residential Tutors are current female MIT undergraduates, MEng students, or recent MIT graduates. They assist the WTP-EECS Instructors in the classroom, and also live in the dormitory with the high school students, chaperoning residential life, creating fun activities and field trips, and helping with homework. You do not have to be a Course 6 major. If you are looking for an alternative to a summer internship or UROP, or are graduating from MIT in June, and want to do something fun that also "gives back" to young women in the engineering pipeline, please apply!

We will hire 9 WTP-EECS Residential Tutors for 2015: three for each of our classes: CS, EE, and Discrete Math. Check the WTP-EECS curriculum page for information about these classes to better understand the requisite Tutor backgrounds needed for each subject.

For more details about the job, go to the WTP-EECS Residential Tutor Application Form Word document or .pdf and apply as soon as possible (preferably before January 15th). We will interview and hire Tutors as applications are received.

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Residential Assistants

Residential Assistants live in the dorm and help with evening and weekend activities, but do not have EE, CS, or Math classroom responsibilities. They do work in the Pappalardo lab with the WTP students for the final Motor Building design challenge.

Residential Assistants attended WTP when they were in high school and are usually rising sophomores in their summer working for WTP. They help make a warm community in the dorm and they organize weekend activities and field trips into Boston and Cambridge.

For more details about the job and to apply, go to the WTP-EECS Residential Assistant Application form Word document or .pdf
and submit your application as soon as possible (preferably by January 15th). We will interview prospective Residential Assistants as applications are received, and make hiring decisions in early February.

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WTP Director and WTP-EECS Track Coordinator

Cynthia Skier

MIT alumna: SB 1974, SM 1981
Hometown: Lexington, MA

I have been the WTP Director since fall 2002. Before that I managed computer software companies and worked in management consulting. My two children are "out of the nest." In my free time I like to sing, read mysteries, and watch old movies, especially film noire, musicals and science fiction. In addition to my WTP responsibilities, I also direct the Industrial Connection Program here in MIT EECS.

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To view WTP-EECS staff from other years, click on the links below:

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