Women's Technology Program
in Electrical Engineering & Computer Science

Massachusetts Institute of Technology











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Summer 2014 Staff:
We are hiring: Residential Tutors and an EE Instructor

We are in the process of hiring staff for summer 2014. Please read the job descriptions below, and feel free to contact staff from previous years who are still at MIT to learn more about their experiences working for WTP.

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.

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. We will interview and hire Tutors as applications are received.

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 2014: 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.

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We are currently seeking 1 female MS/PhD student in the MIT Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science to be our summer 2014 Instructor for Electrical Engineering. (We have chosen the Discrete Math and CS Instructors). Post-Docs, and MEng students who will graduate in June 2014, are also eligible to apply.

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.

Instructors receive paid 3-month summer TA appointments and TA credit towards their PhD requirement. (Post-Docs and MEng students will be paid equivalent salaries). 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.

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.

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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 lab with the high school students during our motor building project. 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.

We have selected the summer 2014 Residential Assistants and will soon be including their profiles on this page.

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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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