STEM Circuits

Our interdisciplinary mentoring program supports the success of Chicago-are early career women in STEM

  • Join a growing local Chicago-area community that is committed to diversity and inclusion in STEM!
  • STEM Circuits combines key aspects of peer mentor circles and mentoring networks, encouraging faculty participation in an informal setting without an ongoing time commitment.
  • The program is open to students, postdocs, faculty, and staff from Northwestern and other local academic institutions, as well as STEM industry professionals. 
  • Our programming provides participants with career and professional development opportunities that are not part of the typical graduate student or postdoc experience.
  • Participants will grow their professional networks and their team of mentors, while connecting with a community that is committed to developing tomorrow’s women leaders in STEM.
  • Starting in Fall of 2022, we will meet on a monthly basis using either an online or hybrid format.
  • Meetings will typically involve a speaker or workshop with occasional break-away small group discussions.

A message from the STEM Circuits Organizing Team

Thank you for interest in the STEM Circuits Program. The summer is going by fast and we cannot wait to welcome you back in the Fall with our annual (now virtual) STEM Circuits Kick-off event!

Our goal of the STEM Circuits is to help our attendees build a diverse and inclusive STEM community starting with Chicago-based universities, while providing ongoing career and professional development opportunities. We are inviting you to fill out a quick survey for the 2020-2021 STEM Circuits Program. Particularly as we transition to a virtual format, we want to hear from you how best we can design the circuits. The survey will only take 2-4 minutes to complete and will allow us to best design the 2020-21 program for you!

Please do not hesitate to reach out should you have any questions, suggestions, or interest in joining our team of volunteers. 

Thank you so much for your time and see you in the next academic year.

Fill out the 2022-2023 STEM Circuits Survey HERE

The 2022-23 STEM Circuits Organizing Committee

Katy Trotter , MS
Research Manager
Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology
Feinberg School of Medicine
Northwestern University

Carla Patricia
Biomedical Sciences PhD Candidate 
Department of Medicine
Division of Pulmonary & Critical Care
Feinberg School of Medicine
Northwestern University

Sarah E. Philbin, MPH
PhD Candidate 
Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute
Feinberg School of Medicine
Northwestern University

Check out the ‘Upcoming STEM Circuits‘ page for future events!