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 1 female MS/PhD students from the MIT Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science to be our summer 2015 Instructor in Discrete Mathematics (we have hired the Computer Science and Electrical Engineering Instructors for 2015). 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. 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.

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.

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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 in the Pappalardo lab with the WTP students for the final Motor Building design challenge.

Residential Assistants typically 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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