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STEM Circuits is an interdisciplinary mentoring program supporting the success of early career women in STEM, i.e., grad students & postdocs.
- 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.
- We meet monthly, at various locations on Northwestern’s Chicago or Evanston campus to discuss a rotating topic of interest.
- Meetings will typically involve a speaker or workshop followed by break-away small group discussion, or an off-campus activity.
- We will also host a kick-off event (Oct. 30th) Holiday party (Dec. 18th, 2019), and end-of-spring wrap-up event (June, 2020) to connect with local STEM professionals and other program participants.
- 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.
- STEM Circuits discussion topics are informed by participant surveys. If you are interested in STEM Circuits, please take our 1-2 minute survey here.
Register here for the next STEM Circuits on the Chicago campus, November 19th – More info can be found on the Upcoming STEM Circuits page.
Future monthly discussion topics
- Mental health awareness
- STEM policy and politics
- Women’s leadership
- Negotiating difficult conversations.
- Advocacy and outreach
- STEM communication (e.g., developing tools for effectively conveying your research to diverse audiences)
- Innovation and entrepreneurship