Women's Technology Program
Institute of Technology
Three female PhD students in the MIT Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science design and teach the Women's Technology Program EE, CS and Math classes.
a 5th year PhD student in the Medical
Vision Group in
the Computer Science
and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL) . My research focuses
on optical brain imaging, and I collaborate
with physicists and neuroscientists from the NMR Center (at Mass
General Hospital ) and from UCSD, in La Jolla (CA). What I love
about being a student at MIT is the well-rounded learning experience:
beyond my research-related topics, I have a chance to explore fields
like robotics, bio-technology, medicine, finance, management, etc...
When I manage to balance my research with my private life, I find
the time to travel around the world (back-packing style) and learn
and practice sports like sailing, ice hockey and coxing. I also
enjoy dancing, in particular argentine tango.
Computer Science Instructor
Electrical Engineering Instructor
I am a I am a second year PhD student in the 3D Optics Group , where I work on tomographic imaging of fuel cell membranes. I have been at MIT for six years (three Degrees!) and this is my second year as the WTP EE Instructor. I grew up in Canada , I lived in England for a year, and I love to travel whenever and wherever I can. I play lots of sports (especially soccer), I hike and camp in the summer, and I downhill ski in the winter. I love learning languages, reading, and solving riddles. I can't wait to see you all this summer!
Residential Tutors are female MIT undergraduate students
who assist the WTP-EECS Instructors in the classroom, and also live in
the dormitory with the high school students where they chaperone residential
life, create fun activities and field trips, and help with homework.
Hey everyone! I can't wait to meet all of you this summer. Right now I am in my senior year in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. I enjoy figure skating, boogie boarding, and playing volleyball and basketball. One of the things I enjoy the most is singing and playing the piano at my church and playing around with a guitar. I enjoy making things, whether it is cookies or circuits, and I like learning new skills and concepts that are neat and useful to the technological world.
(Junior, EECS & Biomedical Engineering)
Come to think of it, my experience as a WTP student in 2002 was a significant impetus in my being at MIT as an EECS major. Oh yes... good stuff, good times indeed. And I'll revisit as an EE tutor this summer, yay :-) Nowadays I divert myself with sketching, flute playing, creative writing, swimming, and occasional sunset-watching outside the 5th floor EE labs. I recently joined a research team to build a device that would perform PCR on Mars. (Little green m...microbes, perhaps?)
Shauni Deshmukh - CS Tutor
Jackie Hitchingham - Math Tutor
(Senior, EECS & Chemical Engineering)
I'm head over heels for computer science and chemistry, my first love
was math and I want to pass that love on to others. I enjoy anything
to do with the water, like swimming and diving and figure skating.
I like cooking for groups of people, because food is always better
with friends, and because then I have lots of guinea pigs when I try
something new (nobody has died yet!). I have a highly overactive imagination,
which I feed with regular doses of sci-fi, comic books, and anime.
I started my MIT career as a biology major, but saw the light after my sophomore year and became a EECS major, focusing on biological and biomedical engineering. This is my first year as a WTP tutor, and I'm looking forward to it. In what spare time I have, I read (19th and early 20th century children's lit, scifi-fantasy), watch anime, attempt to cook, and play with my 2 cats. I haven't actually left Boston for longer than three weeks since I came here as a freshman, so I've had plenty of time to explore the area and find all the good dessert and chocolate stores.
This will be my second summer with WTP and I'm eager to meet this year's students! We had a blast last summer. I took a computer programming class in high school and fell in love, so I'm studying EECS here at MIT. When I'm not studying, I like to write, sing, and hang out with my friends. I'm also a projectionist with the Lecture Series Committee, so showing movies is second nature to me; last year I showed a lot of them in the dorm and I plan to do so again this summer. I'm looking forward to meeting all of you and helping you get a taste of Computer Science and life at MIT. See you soon!
QiFang Liu - Math Tutor
(Senior, Math and Management
Hi everyone, I am very excited about meeting you all, it is going to be so much fun! I really love our campus and the city, I am sure you will have a great time here. The walk along the river is my favorite. When I am not working, I spend time with my friends exploring the city. I also enjoy going to movies, watching anime, playing badminton, cooking and sewing.
Rachall - CS Tutor
Sharon Zhang - Math Tutor
(Junior, EECS & Biology)
Hi everyone! This is my first year tutoring math for WTP and I'm just as excited as you are. I really enjoy doing and teaching math, especially applying mathematical concepts to computer science. I love to play the piano, sing, draw, read, write, go shopping, watch anime, exercise in the gym, and cook yummy food. MIT/Boston is definitely an awesome place to spend your summer. Besides learning and building cool stuff, we'll be exploring Boston on the weekends. It'll be a lot of fun. I can't wait to meet you all! ^-^
The Residential Director is an MIT graduate student who lives in the dorm with the high school students and other residenial staff. She coordinates and supervises evening and weekend activities, the orientation weekend, and is a resource for WTP students and staff. She is assisted by three Residential Assistants.
Hometown: Marlboro, New Jersey
Hi, WTP students. I am looking forward to meeting you and living in the McCormick dorm with you this summer. I am a first year PhD. student at MIT where I am currently part of the Center for Biological and Computational Learning. As a graduate student, I am researching computer models of human speech in order to understand how speech is processed in the human brain and to be able to generate artifical speech. I came to MIT as an undergraduate, so by now I know a lot about Boston and life at the Institute. Outside of lab, some of my favorite things are playing tennis, volunteer work, traveling (lived in France for 2 years!), cooking, and learning about music and history.
Residential Assistants live in the dorm and help with evening and weekend activities, but do not have classroom or tutoring responsibilities. These women students are rising sophomores who attended WTP-EECS when they were high school students.
(Sophomore, Civil Engineering)
I went to WTP 2004. My attendance at this program encouraged
me to come to MIT this year. I am Course 1C (Civil Engineering), and
I am wishing that a Course 6 (EECS) minor existed. Outside of classes,
I am interested in attending concerts, cooking, watching movies, playing
sports (rugby, ultimate, volleyball, etc), and urban explorationů I like
pretty much everything. Since coming to school here, I have become a
big fan of Boston and Boston-related stuff. I am totally excited for
WTP this summer and I look forward to meeting you all.
(Sophomore, Mechanical Engineering)