Massachusetts 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 classes in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, and Discrete Math.
Hometown: Lawrence , Kansas
I am a seventh-year PhD student in the Computer
Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL). I am
interested in making complicated robots learn from previous experience
so they can be faster at generating motion plans in new situations.
Outside of my research life, I play the fiddle and do some running.
I grew up in Kansas, got my undergraduate degree at Brown University
in Rhode Island , and then worked as a software engineer at iRobot
Corp. for several years before coming back to school.
I am a third year PhD student in the Dawson
Research Group, where I
work on analog circuit and system optimization. I did my undergraduate
work at Cornell University . I've lived in many places all over North
America and love to travel around the world. I especially love to see
the natural beauties of the world because seeing really is believing.
I like to cook, read and be in the sun. I can't wait to see you all this
Hometown: Sayre , PA
I'm a fourth-year PhD student in the Laboratory for Electromagnetic and Electronic Systems, where I study mathematical models of ecology and epidemiology. I'm especially interested in how infectious diseases spread through networks of people, and how different kinds of public health strategies can impact a community and the environment. It might sound strange for a student in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science to be studying ecology, but that's what I love about MIT - you're really encouraged to tackle problems which have applications in lots of different fields! The rest of the math staff and I will try to do the same thing this summer, and draw lots of examples of amazing math from many disciplines. Outside of the lab, I take glass-blowing lessons at MIT's very own glass lab, spent lots of time walking around Boston and Cambridge , and relax with family and friends. Looking forward to the summer!
Residential Tutors are female MIT undergraduate or MEng
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
Hi everybody! I was a WTP student myself back in 2005, and I'm really looking forward to meeting all of you and spending another summer at WTP. I realized that I wanted to major in computer science when I was in 5th grade and I decided that I wanted to write video games when I grew up; I've since realized that there is much more to computer science than just writing games or other software applications, and I hope to get involved in some interesting research projects in the not-so-distant future. Beyond computer science, my interests include Tae Kwon Do, singing, knitting, reading, and I'm trying to learn how to play the guitar. See you this summer!
MIT Class of 2010
Hi! I am a first year computer science student at MIT, and am really excited to teach math this summer. I've always loved math, although computer science is also a great passion of mine. During my free time I enjoy reading (and am very excited about Harry Potter this summer!!!), playing tennis, hiking, camping, cooking, snowboarding, and traveling. I am thrilled to be spending the summer in Boston and plan to explore the city a lot.
MIT Class of 2010
Class of 2006 & MEng
Hi everyone! I'm currently finishing up my M.Eng (Master's of Engineering) degree at MIT, having finished my Bachelor's degree last year. My research is in data visualization and database systems. I'm originally from southern California , but after five years here in Boston , I'm pretty used to the wacky weather and Red Sox mania =). However, I'll be returning to the west coast later this year, when I start my full-time job with Microsoft. Some activities I've been involved with while at MIT include: doing layout for The Tech, the student newspaper; singing with Resonance, a co-ed a capella group; being an official MIT tour guide; and doing lots of things with my sorority, Alpha Chi Omiga. I even got to live right near Fenway Park for two years in my sorority house - I was there when the Red Sox won the World Series! I love music, watching Gilmore Girls and/or House, and random geeky things, and I'm looking forward to meeting everyone and having a great time this summer!
MIT Class of 2009
MIT Class of 2006 & MEng 2007
I'm currently finishing my Masters of Engineering on synthetic biology. When I'm not working on my thesis, I can be found playing with my cats, hunting down out of print books, and attempting to cook. I've lived in Boston for 5 years now, and know the location of every used bookstore in walking distance, and a handful that aren't. I read mostly scifi and fantasy, and the occasional good 19th century children's literature. I look forward to meeting you.
Class of 2007
Hey everyone! I'm really excited about this summer, and I can't wait to meet all of you. Right now I'm in my senior year, majoring in Mathematics with Computer Science. Outside of classes, I compete for the MIT Women's Cross Country, Indoor, and Outdoor Track teams. I also get involved with community service through my sorority. After this summer, the company I've been hired to flies me to Europe to live in London for about two and a half months. There, I'm completing first year global markets analyst training before I move to Manhattan to start my full time job, using my degree on Wall Street. I love running along the Charles River, shopping on Newbury Street, dancing, baking cookies, watching movies, and (of course) math!
Hi, I'm Allie, and this is my first experience with WTP. I'm joint majoring in Anthro and EE and I want to study Human Factors / User Centered Engineering. I love cooking and I'm trying to get into running, so you should join me this summer. I'm going to try to get out into Boston as much as possible this summer, so I'll be taking trips to the local beaches, the Common, the shopping district, and local clubs. See you soon!
MIT Class of 2007
I'm a senior in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering. This is my third year as a CS Tutor for WTP, so you can tell I really enjoy the program! When I was a junior in high school I took a Computer Science class and fell in love, so I hope I can share that experience with some of you. In my free time I like to write, to read, and to teach; this spring I've been teaching a Creative Writing class for middle/high school students. I also like to watch movies; I'm a former projectionist for LSC. The last two years I've shown a bunch of movies in the dorm, and I'm sure this summer will be no exception. I'm looking forward to meeting all of you and having a great time!
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 all attended WTP when they were in high school.
Class of 2010
Class of 2010
Hi girls! I was a WTP student in 2005, and I had an incredible time, so I'm really excited to meet all of you wonderful girls this summer :-) Although I'm an Architecture major, I designed and built a robot this IAP for MIT's Mobile Autonomous Systems Laboratory competition and am thinking about taking several MechE, EECS, or Aero/Astro classes. Apart from design, I also enjoy blacksmithing, metal-casting, and just building things in general. I rowed for MIT Crew this year, and I love spandex, reading, shopping, cooking, and just chilling and talking to people. Definitely email me if you have questions or just need someone to share your excitement with :-)
Class of 2010
Hi!!! I'm really looking forward to this summer. I attended WTP in 2005 and I absolutely loved it. WTP is actually one of the reasons I came to MIT. I am a freshman this year and I just declared Course 9 (Brain and Cognitive Sciences). However, I still love EECS. My Electricity and Magnetism class is one of my favorite classes this semester. Outside of classes, I enjoy singing, eating, watching movies, acting, and shopping. I know we will have fun this summer = D I look forward to meeting all of you!!!!!
Graduate Resident Tutor (GRT)