Women In STEM (WISTEM) Center

The mission of the WISTEM Center is to enable the campus and the community to realize the intellectual potentials and utilize the expertise of women in the STEM disciplines. MTSU already has a well-known history of supporting women in STEM through its many programs on campus and in the community.

The goals of the Center are to

1. collaborate with a community advisory board, PK to 16 stakeholders and other STEM centers to maximize efforts supporting women in STEM disciplines

2. support female STEM faculty in their academic development and career growth

3. maximize resources and opportunities for girls and women to pursue STEM education and careers, and

4. Support the PK to 16 educational community in the promotion of best practices of gender equity in STEM education.

In order to meet these goals, WISTEM will continue to provide its signature programs, EYH, GRITS, GRITS Collaborative, and WISE to the campus and MTSU community. The Center will make a coordinated effort to form a WISTEM Community Advisory Board which includes PK-16 stakeholders as members. WISTEM will work closely with and share resources with other STEM Centers and/or programs and with professional organizations on campus, in Middle Tennessee, and across the State.

Program Contact Info
First Name: 
Judith
Last Name: 
Iriarte-Gross
Title: 
Director, WISTEM Center
Location: 
1301 East Main Street
Murfreesboro, TN 37132
United States
Fax: 615-898-5182
Program Details
Year Established: 
2009
Affiliation: 
None
Program Focus: 
General Science
Program Focus: 
Technology
Program Focus: 
Engineering
Program Focus: 
Math
Program Focus: 
Computer Science
Program Focus: 
Entrepreneurship
Program Focus: 
Humanities
Program Focus: 
Arts
Girls served annually: 
500
Boys served annually: 
0
Does your program focus on serving youth with disabilities?: 
No
Organization Info
Organization Contact Info
Title: 
Executive Director, MD Women's Heritage Center
Location: 
1301 East Main Street
United States
Fax: 4107670431
Slug: 
women-in-stem-wistem-center-2

Needed Resources/Activities

workshops/classes/training
volunteers
teaching or tutoring
research
professional development
mentoring
job shadowing
internships
girls interested in STEM
funding/sponsorship
evaluation/assessment services
equipment donations
computer technology support
boys interested in STEM

Available Resources/Activities

workshops/classes/training
volunteers
teaching or tutoring
research
professional development
mentoring
girls interested in STEM
conferences

Collaboration Interests

working with K-12 schools
working with informal organizations
sponsorship
sharing resources
providing in-kind support
joint event planning

Populations Served

urban
unemployed
teachers
single parents
senior citizens
rural
middle/junior
low income
high school
employers
elementary
at-risk

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