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 still need EE, CS, and Math Residential Tutors for summer 2015!
If you are a current female MIT student or recent alumna, please apply.

We also need Residential Assistants (apply)!

Feel free to contact staff from previous years (listed at the bottom of the page) who are still at MIT to learn more about their experiences working for WTP.

We will have 2015 staff profiles on this page starting in April.


Three female graduate students in the MIT Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science design and teach the Women's Technology Program classes in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, and Discrete Mathematics. We have selected all of the Instructors for summer 2015.

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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 bring 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. In addition to a love of teaching, each subject has the following background requirements:

Computer Science: Class is an introduction for students with NO prior background in programming. Tutors must have an in-depth understanding of 6.00/6.0001 level material; Python is a plus. Previous experience as an LA for 6.00, 60001, 6.001 or 6.S189 would be perfect.
Electrical Engineering: Class is an introduction to Analog and Digital electronics. Tutors should have hands-on circuit building experience (6.070J, 6.071J or similar courses). Having 6.002 level experience or knowledge of digital electronics (6.072J or similar courses) is a plus.

Discrete Math: Class covers math topics related to EE and CS, such as Boolean algebra, probability, algorithms, recursion. Tutors who know the material taught in either 6.0002, 6.042, 18.310 or 18.05 will have seen the topics we cover.

Check the WTP-EECS curriculum page for more information about these classes in previous years.

For more details about the job and to apply, go to the WTP-EECS Residential Tutor Application Form Word document or .pdf and apply as soon as possible. We will interview and hire Tutors as applications are received, and hope to have a full staff in place by mid-April.

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Residential Assistants

We are still seeking Residential Assistants to live in the dorm and help with evening and weekend activities. You do NOT have EE, CS, or Math classroom responsibilities, but will work primarily in the dorm. You will also help the WTP students design and build their motors in the Pappalardo lab (we will train you).

Although Residential Assistants usually attended WTP when they were in high school, this is NOT a requirement. Any female MIT student or recent graduate may apply. The important thing is to help make a warm community in the dorm, help keep the kitchen and common room organized and supplied, and lead weekend activities and field trips into Boston and Cambridge with the high school students. If you like baking, hanging out in the lounge, and going to Harvard Square for froyo, this is the perfect job for you.

For more details about the job and to apply, go to the WTP-EECS Residential Assistant Application form Word document or .pdf. We will interview prospective Residential Assistants as applications are received.

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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:

2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002