The Douglass Project for Rutgers Women in Math, Science, and Engineering
Established in 1986, the Douglass Project for Rutgers Women in Math, Science & Engineering is an award-winning program dedicated to supporting women interested in the S.T.E.M. majors by:
- Enhancing educational experiences and providing academic development and leadership opportunities;
- Encouraging students to recognize their abilities and attain their educational goals; and
- Providing support systems that foster a general competence in mathematics, science, engineering and technology.
Check it out:The Douglass Project was featured in an article in The Chronicle of Higher Education on December 12, 2011.
Explore the following signature initiatives and opportunities for women offered by the Douglass Project. Contact us
for further details and information.Project SUPER
(Science for Undergraduates: A Program for Excellence in Research) is an enrichment program for undergraduate women interested in pursuing the sciences, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields.
Bunting Cobb Residence Hall
Aspects of this program include:
- Monthly programs and workshops to foster a community of women interested in STEM
- Introduction to Scientific Research course to prepare first-year students for research by developing their techniques and skills and providing them with Faculty Mentors to guide them into deeper exploration of their academic interests. The course introduces students to the research process and features faculty guest lecturers.
- The opportunity to apply each year for a S.T.E.M. Research Experience Stipend. Eligible students may apply for stipends of up to $3000 in mid-February. For eligibility, information, or an application call the Douglass Project at 732-932-9197x19.
- Travel grants that allow students to attend research conferences in their field, thereby providing a valuable opportunity to advance their research activities and visibility in the research community
- Academic support through study groups and tutoring
How do you register?
Both new and continuing students are invited to apply to Project SUPER. However, students are encouraged to begin Project SUPER in their first year at Rutgers and as members of Douglass Residential College. Applications will be available during the fall semester.
Live among other women students pursuing majors in the sciences, technology, engineering and mathematics in the first residence hall in the nation to be dedicated to women in these fields
. Bunting-Cobb residence hall offers a supportive community for women pursuing these areas of study. Programming centers around peer study groups, career programs, internship resources, and skill enhancement sessions. The residents also have access to a resource library and a networked computer room. Other benefits include:
- Graduate mentoring
- In-house tutoring and study groups
- Computer lab/library
- Academic and professional development seminars/workshops
- Faculty roundtables
- FIGS course – Exploring Careers in Science, a 1 credit house course (requirement for all first-year students living in Bunting-Cobb)
Each resident of Bunting-Cobb is responsible for:
- Going to scheduled meetings with a Graduate Mentor
- Attending and actively participating in two Bunting-Cobb professional development programs per semester
- Maintaining an atmosphere within the residence hall conducive to study
- Taking the FIGS course, Exploring Careers in Science in the fall semester (required for first-year students only)
Women students attending Rutgers-New Brunswick/Piscataway who are pursuing any of the STEM (science, technology, engineering & math) disciplines are eligible to live in Bunting-Cobb. If you have questions about your eligibility please e-mail Beth Bors at email@example.com.
New students interested in living in Bunting-Cobb residence hall need to complete our short application in addition to selecting Bunting-Cobb as their living option in the Rutgers Housing application through the Enrollment Pathway.
Graduate Mentor Opportunities
Mentoring is an important component for the success of women in STEM. As such, the Douglass Project offers their undergraduate women students the opportunity to further engage in STEM fields through interactions with Graduate Student Mentors in STEM disciplines.
The Douglass Project Graduate Mentors help undergraduate women in STEM to achieve their goals by coordinating study groups, providing special advising and organizing tutoring. Graduate Mentors also organize opportunities to attend professional development seminars, workshops and faculty roundtable discussions. For further information on the Graduate Mentor positions and application process, please click below.
Douglass Project Graduate Mentor for STEM Student Mentoring Program
Bunting-Cobb Residential and Douglass Project Non-Residential Graduate Mentor In STEM
Application for Graduate Mentor Opportunities
For additional information and eligibility contact Beth Bors.
Douglass Engineering Living-Learning Community
Beginning in Fall 2012, the Douglass Engineering Living-Learning Community will offer first-year, undergraduate women in engineering a residential home on the Busch campus. This unique partnership between Douglass Residential College and the School of Engineering will provide incoming students the opportunity to live, learn, and connect to an active academic and social network designed to ease the transition to Rutgers and facilitate success in engineering. Find out more information on the Douglass Engineering Living Learning Community by visiting our page.