Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Three female MS/PhD students in the MIT Department
of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science design and teach the
Women's Technology Program classes in Computer Science, Electrical
Engineering, and Discrete Math.
Hometown: San Mateo, CA
I'm a fifth-year PhD student in the Computer
Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL). I'm interested
in artificial intelligence, machine learning, and object recognition,
and my research focuses on using grammars (like from language) to represent
object classes in images. I grew up on the San Francisco peninsula
and did my undergraduate degree at Stanford. When I started college,
I didn't think I wanted to do computer science, so I was very surprised
to discover how fascinating it can be! I hope you will all make a similar
discovery this summer. When I'm not doing research, I love to spend
time with my friends and family, read books (especially history), sing,
and wander around Boston.
I am a first-year PhD student in the Micromechanics Group in the MIT Research Laboratory for Electronics. My research aims to help understand how the human cochlea works. I work with lasers, microscopes, and mice to take images of innear ear structures. For me, the most exciting thing about electrical engineering has been the varied and exciting opportunities it has opened up for me. I am looking forward to presenting some of these to you this summer. In my spare time, I like to play the violin and run.
Hometown: Sayre , PA
I'm a fifth-year PhD student in the Laboratory for Electromagnetic and Electronic Systems, where I study mathematical models of how infectious diseases spread through networks of people. It might sound strange for a student in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science to be studying epidemiology, but that's what I love about MIT - you're really encouraged to tackle problems which have applications in lots of different fields! This will be my second year teaching math for WTP, and I can't wait to have even more fun than last year and pulling examples of amazing math from lots of 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.
Residential Tutors are 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.
Class of 2008
Class of 2009
I'm a rising senior in Civil Engineering and can't believe how fast time has gone. I like traveling and have recently gone to the big island of Hawaii and Paris. I'd like to go to a Spanish-speaking country in the future para practicar mi español. I'm interested in structures (bridges, buildings) and soils and am on MIT's Steel Bridge team. This will be my third time participating in WTP- I was a student in 2004 and an RA in 2006. In my free time I like going to the gym, watching Will Smith movies (and other movies too!), reading, and spending time outside.
Hi! I was a math tutor at WTP three years ago and am really excited about being back this summer. I really love math and graduated last June with a degree in applied math. I love math so much that I am starting a Ph.D. program in Biostatistics this fall. I also love Boston, and the summer is a perfect time to really explore the city. When I am not studying or working on problem sets, I love to cook, swim, and snowboard.
Hi! I'm a rising sophomore who did WTP in 2006 and is
excited to come back for another summer. I'm still try to decide between
MIT Class of 2010
MIT Class of 2010
Hi girls!!! I will be one of your EE tutors this year! I am currently a sophomore majoring in Electrical Engineering. My passion in life is watching movies… and I have watched a lot!! Besides that, I like baking and knitting (I just made a stuffed elephant ^.^ ) I am also learning how to cook o_0. I'm really excited about this summer, and I can't wait to meet all of you.
MIT Class of 2009
Hi! I'm a rising senior in Computer Science here at MIT. I attended WTP back in 2004. I also currently have a UROP at the Media Lab, where I've been helping to write applications for cell phones. I love watching scifi (I'm currently watching Battlestar Galactica and Doctor Who), as well as reading, board games, puzzles, video games, and cooking.
Class of 2009
I'm a rising senior majoring in mathematics and literature, and I'm really excited about this summer! I can't wait to meet and talk to all of you. I love discussing everything from math problems and books to the ethics of Batman. I also like photography, especially analog. I spend a lot of my free time conducting baking experiments, playing Apples to Apples, wandering around Boston, and, of course, reading.
Class of 2008
The Residential Coordinator lives in the dorm with the high school students and other residenial staff. She is a current MIT graduate student or a recent graduate of MIT. She coordinates and supervises evening and weekend activities and is a general resource for WTP-EECS students and staff. She is assisted by two Residential Assistants.
I was a CS Tutor for WTP for the past three summers, and I'm very excited to be coming back this year as the Residential Coordinator! While at MIT I was a projectionist for LSC, so I always end up showing lots of movies in the dorm. In my free time I like to read, write, sing, and sew/knit. I'm looking forward to meeting all of you and having a fantastic summer!
Residential Assistants live in the dorm and help with evening and weekend activities, but do not have classroom or tutoring responsibilities. These women are MIT students, usually rising sophomores, and all of them attended WTP when they were in high school.
I am just finishing my first year at MIT, and I love
it here. I went to WTP in 2006. That was the first time I
ever programmed anything! Through the summer I couldn't help but
draw parallels between the logic gates and methods I was learning about
in class and everything I knew about the brain, and I had to wonder just
how similar they are or could be. Now I'm planning to major in
EECS and minor in Brain and Cognitive Sciences, so hopefully I'll get
some of my questions answered. When I'm not in class or doing
WTP Director and WTP-EECS Track Coordinator
(MIT alumna: SB 1974, SM 1981)
I have been the WTP Director since fall 2002. Before that I managed computer software companies and worked in management consulting. I have two children: a daughter pursuing a PhD in history, and a son who is a college sophomore in film production. 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.