Women in Science House (WiSH)
WiSH opened in 2006 and is the longest continually run Living Learning Center at St. Mary’s College.
It was formed to provide a space for students to create programming that supports women and other gender minorities in STEM majors. Students who live in WiSH earn educational course credit for their activities which include weekly WiSH Teas with STEM faculty and hosts Math Girls Day once per semester.
WiSHers work on many outreach projects each semester in the campus and local communities such as Math Girls Day where undergraduate St. Mary’s students provide a day of fun STEM activities to local junior high students. Ariel Webster, Visiting Assistant Professor of Computer Science is the faculty advisor of WiSH.
*Please note that there is limited space for this program; if interested, apply as soon as possible.
- Math Girls’ Day (hosting a math- and science-themed day-long workshop on campus for local middle school girls)
- WiSH teas (students invite STEM professionals to come talk about their career path and experience).
- Students fundraising events to support their activities.
This living and learning community is open to sophomore through senior women and gender minorities interested in STEM. While most students are STEM majors, students of other majors interested in infusing STEM into their studies are welcome to apply.