Women's Technology Program

 


Massachusetts Institute of Technology

       





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Message to Sponsors and Supporters:

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, WTP 2021 will be a virtual online program, not residential on the MIT campus.

Virtual WTP 2021 will be entirely FREE: there is no fee for students to attend or apply to the program.

Each year the Women's Technology Program must generate significant funding to continue. WTP would not be possible without the generous support of our sponsors:

 

Rodney Brooks
mtl
google
Pappalardo UG
Teaching Lab


Why we need your help

We will be offering summer 2021 FREE to all high school students who attend. Even though we will not have housing or food expenses for the students, we will have additional curriculum development and training costs as we revamp WTP for an online format. We will also be sending the high school students kits so they can build projects at home. In order to ensure that admitted students are able to fully participate in Virtual WTP, we will be exploring options for aiding students with limited internet and computer access.

We would like to continue to make WTP free for all students when we are once again able to be a residential program on the MIT campus (perhaps by summer 2022). The fee to attend the residential WTP in previous years was $3,500 (for students who could afford to pay) but this amount covered only about one third of the actual per-student cost of running the program. Rather than charge each student $9,500, we seek donations from our sponsors to help subsidize program costs (such as four weeks of student housing and food) not covered by the standard fee.

In addition, we waived or discounted the standard WTP fee based on family need. Our goal has always been that all admitted students be able to attend WTP regardless of their family financial situation.

Gifts and grants of all sizes are most welcome! Here are some ways you can become a contributor:

Individual Donors

Click on one of the links at the top of this page to support the Women's Technology Program through a designated gift to WTP-EECS or WTP-ME.

Corporations and Foundations

The Women's Technology Program welcomes funding from corporations and foundations. Representatives from sponsoring organizations are invited to our final banquet to meet the students, and engineers from sponsor companies often participate as guest speakers. To learn more, contact: Cynthia Skier, WTP Director, at wtp@mit.edu.

Thank you for helping us continue this important outreach to young women!