Resources and information

Below are links to resources WiSE has used or finds useful. These include helpful prompts for discussions around women in STEM fields as well as UCSC-specific resources our campus members may find helpful. If you know of other great resources, email us to let us know!

A curated list of news and journal articles regarding women in STEM can be found on the on the WiSE Up page as a resource for scientists and educators who are looking for a good place to start discussion.

A Chancellor’s Achievement Award for Diversity that honors and showcasees people, programs, and organizations that have made outstanding contributions to promoting the success of women in science and engineering at UC Santa Cruz. The nominations process can be found on the website linked above.

A broad assortment of UCSC resources to help students be successful. These include programs geared toward STEM disciplines, resources for students of diverse backgrounds and first-generation college students.

The STEM CLB Resource Center aims to increase participation in STEM careers by raising awareness of the successful coexistence of STEM career and family, and by providing the tools to plan for both. 

UCSC has many academic support programs to help you achieve academic excellence and your professional goals. Specific programs, including those in STEM Diversity, work to increase the presence of under-represented groups in the Sciences and Engineering.

Research Internship programs

There are many programs that allow undergraduates to work in labs over summers and gain experience with research in their STEM fields of interest. Some of these include MARC, ACCESS, and CC-RISE which have different requirements for applicants. Positive research experiences can help train and retain a diverse pool of scientists. If you know of similar programs, please email us (at bottom) so we can add it to our Resources page.

The UCSC Women’s Center affirms the dignity and diversity of all women. The center continues and challenges feminist traditions by creating community space for all women and their allies to achieve individual and social change. WiSE particularly recommends the Women's Center MINT program of mentorship.

Geoscientists Encouraging Openness & Diversity in the Earth Sciences raises awareness of issues known to limit the participation and success of women and other minorities in geosciences. They also provide strategies to address these issues through workshops that include open dialogue and sharing experiences.

UC Santa Cruz Women in Physics & Astrophysics (WiPA) strives to bring together all individuals interested in working toward a balanced and diverse community in physics and astronomy, bettering ourselves and the department.

We work to encourage, support and motivate women and girls in Cabrillo College and adjacent communities to join science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) majors by providing a space to gather, form friendships, work together, inspire and learn from each other.

An international peer-mentoring network of women in the Earth Sciences, many of whom are in the early stages of their careers. Our mission is to promote career development, build community, provide opportunities for informal mentoring and support, and facilitate professional collaborations.

National Society of Women Engineers Mission Statement: The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) is a not-for-profit educational and service organization that empowers women to succeed and advance in the field of engineering, and to be recognized for their life-changing contributions as engineers and leaders. Founded in 1950, SWE is the driving force that establishes engineering as a highly desirable career for women through an exciting array of training and development programs, networking opportunities, scholarships, outreach and advocacy activities, and much more. (www.swe.org) UCSC chapter is linked in the image here.

We are dedicated to driving excellence in STEM by achieving equity and full participation of women in all disciplines and across all employment sectors. AWIS offers lots of great resources for its members, such as free professional development webinars, funding opportunities, and monthly e-newsletters.

The WoCRn was created to provide women of color and supporters of their advancement in the biomedical sciences information about the NIH grants process, advice on career development, and a venue or forum for networking and sharing information.

As with many computer sciences, women are underrepresented in cryptocurrency and blockchain technology. BitIRA is a company providing services in digital currencies and hosts a huge list of resources to promote advancement of women in this field. Check out their website for interviews, articles, and data to assist your interests in breaking into this tech space. Please note that WiSE makes no endorsement of the products or services of BitIRA and provides a link for informational purposes only.

Nitro College is a financial institution based in Wilmington, Delaware, with a focus on the tuition costs of colleges. They have created a website full of information on different methods of paying for higher education (grants, scholarships, work-study, and others) as well as a list of scholarship opportunities to advance education for women. Please note that WiSE makes no endorsement of the produces or services of Nitro College and provides a link to this list for information purposes only.

Data science and analytics students are in line for some of the most exciting and rewarding job opportunities in the country. Despite these opportunities and the growing demand for analytical talent, women are currently underrepresented in STEM-related careers. Here are some perspectives from women in big data on the current climate and opportunities for women in data science.

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