Women's Technology Program
in Electrical Engineering & Computer Science

Massachusetts Institute of Technology











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Summer 2016

Instructors| Residential Tutors|Residential Assistants

We are in the process of hiring WTP-EECS staff for summer 2016. If you are a current female MIT student or recent alumna, please read the job descriptions below and apply.

View this YouTube video to learn more about WTP!

We are still seeking one female MS/PhD student from the MIT Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science to be our summer 2016 Electrical Engineering Instructor. (We have already hired the Computer Science and Discrete Mathematics Instructors). Instructors receive paid 3-month summer TA appointments and TA credit towards their PhD requirement.

Instructors and studentsPost-Docs, and MEng students who will graduate in June 2016, are also eligible to apply (and will be paid equivalent salaries instead of TAships).

For more details see the WTP-EECS Instructor Information flyer.

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.

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.

To apply: If you would like to teach the Electrical Engineering class this summer, complete the online WTP-EECS Instructor Application. Also send your CV or Resume as an attachment to wtp-eecs@mit.edu.

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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, running evening office hours, and helping with homework.

You will assist the Instructor in one of these classes:

Computer Science: an introduction, designed for WTP 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: an introduction to Analog and Digital electronics. Tutors should have hands-on circuit building experience. Having 6.002 level experience and knowledge of digital electronics is a plus.

Discrete Math: 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.

You don’t have to be Course 6, we’ve had Course 1, 2, 7, 8, 16, and 18 majors in previous years.

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 encourage young women to enter the engineering pipeline, please apply!

For more details see the WTP-EECS Tutor Job Description.

To apply: complete the online WTP-EECS Residential Tutor Application. Also email a copy of your resume and your unofficial transcript as an attachment to wtp-eecs@mit.edu. We will be interviewing through IAP and February.

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Residential Assistants

Residential Assistants live in the dorm where they help make a warm residential community. They also organize evening and weekend social activities and field trips into Boston and Cambridge. They do not have EE, CS, or Math classroom or tutoring responsibilities, but they do assist WTP students in the Pappalardo lab for the final week's Motor Building design challenge.

See the detailed WTP-EECS Residential Assistant Job Description for more information.

Many Residential Assistants attended WTP when they were in high school (though this is not a requirement) and are usually rising sophomores in their summer working for WTP.

To apply: complete the online Residential Assistant Application. Also email a copy of your resume as an attachment to wtp-eecs@mit.edu. We will be interviewing through IAP and 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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Feel free to contact staff from previous years who are still at MIT to learn more about their experiences working for WTP:

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