Women’s Inclusion in Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics
WISTEM Program Overview
We are thrilled to host our annual Women’s Inclusion in Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (WISTEM) program. WISTEM is a six-month program that requires participants to engage with an on-campus residential component and interactive online sessions. Through the virtual program and visit to campus, WISTEM will connect participating students with a cohort of like-minded peers, help participants learn more about admission, and strengthen their understanding of women’s experiences in STEM. Please note, the residential and virtual component has no cost, and the Office of Admission fully funds it.
WISTEM is intended for students who are high school juniors (or equivalent), who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents (who live within the United States), and are committed to the inclusion of women in STEM with a preference for students from low-income backgrounds, rural backgrounds, students with disabilities, and students who are first-generation to college. Invited WISTEM participants will receive a fee waiver for their first-year application to HMC.
WISTEM 2024 – Applications are now closed
We hope you can connect with us at a later date” is due Jan. 12, 2024 at 11:59 p.m. PT.
WISTEM Program Details
The Women’s Inclusion in Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (WISTEM) program offers college-bound high school juniors an opportunity to learn about the experiences of women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields and at HMC as they begin their college search process.
WISTEM is a six-month program. This year our residential program will take place in March and the virtual program will take place from Feb. to June. Please note, the online component will require you to use Discord and Zoom as communication platforms.
Things to know
WISTEM invitees will:
- Be required to attend all virtual sessions and the residential component.
- Get an inside look into Harvey Mudd and learn about the HMC experience from current Harvey Mudd students and other community members.
- Interact with other college-bound women who share their passion for STEM.
- Engage with HMC through webinars and assignments (estimated a total of 1-3 hours per month).
- Explore topics relating to college search, and admission.
- Receive a fee waiver for their first-year application to HMC.
Students who fully participate in both the residential and online components will receive a letter of recommendation on behalf of the program which could be used in their first-year college applications.
See this year’s tentative schedule here:
Comments From Previous Participants
- “The time spent on your campus during my junior year was truly instrumental to my decision to pursue STEM.”
- “The overnight stay at Harvey Mudd made me so enthusiastic to begin looking at my prospects for a college education. The students that I met were so inviting and the resources that Harvey Mudd provided me with were incomparable.”
- “It really helped me get a sense of what I wanted from a college and who I am. I honestly loved every minute (even the hard ones) and am extremely grateful for the memories and lifelong friends.”
- “I gained deep insights into the college admission process and the pursue of STEM field as a female in college. Harvey Mudd College has a special place in my heart and have given me the experience I would not have had without WISTEM. I am excited to see where our cohorts end up, as well as for the future cohorts of this program.”
Learn more about the impact of the program and WISTEM alumni experiences in our WISTEM Outcomes page.