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Empowering Young Women in STEM: Ewgis 2024 Program

Empowering Young Women in STEM: Ewgis 2024 Program

Ewgis Research Institute (ERI) is an exciting two-month program designed to empower young women in STEM fields through academic and research excellence. Led by Girls in STEM, Ewgis aims to address socioeconomic disparities in scientific research access and provide mentorship, networking, and skill development opportunities for high school and college students.

About Ewgis Research Institute: Ewgis focuses on fostering academic and research excellence among young women in STEM fields. The program offers mentorship, networking, and skill development opportunities, allowing participants to actively contribute to faculty-led theoretical research projects.

What to Expect: Ewgis 2024 presents two editions: the Professional Development Program and the Research Institute. Both initiatives aim to empower young women in STEM by providing mentorship, skill development workshops, networking opportunities, and insights from successful women in STEM.

Professional Development Program:

  • 1:1 Mentorship with STEM professionals
  • Networking opportunities with industry leaders and peers
  • Essential STEM skills workshops
  • Panel discussions featuring successful women in STEM
  • Community-focused project addressing local issues

Ewgis Research Institute:

  • 1:1 Mentorship with STEM PhD students, postdocs, professors
  • Networking opportunities with professionals and peers
  • Workshops for academic and research excellence
  • Panel discussions featuring successful women in STEM
  • Contribution to faculty-led theoretical research projects

Application Requirements:

  • High school juniors to college juniors with majors or intended majors in specified STEM disciplines
  • GPA of at least 3.0 preferred for mentee applicants (not required)
  • Commitment to 4 hours of independent work on the project and 2 hours weekly meetings with mentors for a total of 6 hours per week for 2 months

Selection Process:

  • Inclusive approach focusing on dedication, motivation, and potential for success
  • Priority given to applicants from low-income families
  • Selection based on demonstrated motivation and compatibility
  • Decisions by Girls in STEM team are final

Timeline:

  • Jan 25th – Feb 29th: Applications Open
  • Mar 1st – Mar 7th: Results Announcement
  • Mar 14th: Ewgis Opening Ceremony
  • Mar 15th – May 9th: Program Duration
  • May 10th: Ewgis Closing Ceremony

Join Ewgis 2024 and embark on a transformative journey where mentorship, skill development, and community impact converge to shape your future in STEM. Apply here