Innovation Inside and Outside the Classroom
Established in 1986, the Douglass WiSE Program (Women in Science and Engineering) supports women in their STEM journeys. The program continues to provide academic and leadership opportunities, resources and community development, and mentoring and encouragement of women pursuing degrees in STEM. Formerly known as the Douglass Project, the new name given in 2021, highlights the mission and purpose of an already innovative and invaluable program.
An opportunity for first-year students with a strong interest in Computer Science. Share common residential, professional, and academic experiences while building a strong peer network. Students participate in a structured first-year curriculum and continuous support throughout upper class years.
For first-year students in the School of Engineering and Douglass. Access hands-on learning, mentoring, networking, and innovative programming centered on professional development and academic enhancement. Students connect with peers enrolled in engineering core courses and have the advantage of tutoring support services provided in residence.
A STEM-focused enrichment program that offers students the opportunity to participate in academic research. Students have access to peer mentors, monthly STEM-related workshops, an Introduction to Scientific Research course, a research stipend for summer research, special STEM travel grants, and exceptional academic support.
Connect with industry leaders from BMS for a one-on-one mentoring experience. Visit labs on the BMS campus, expand your network, and receive personalized career guidance.
For students pursuing STEM. This community addresses the challenges and academic rigor of STEM majors through mentorship, academic support, professional development and residential programming.
Douglass STEM Voices
"It is both fulfilling and challenging. It is completely different working hands on in a lab than in lecture. Every day I go into lab, I leave feeling accomplished. I know the work my lab does is innovative and meaningful" - Ariana Belton
Dr. Lydia Prendergast is the Associate Dean and Director of Douglass WiSE. Dean P, as many students call her, has worked in higher ed for over 20 years. She is a 3-time alumna of Rutgers in engineering and STEM education. Her dissertation focused on a hands-on learning experience for first-years and is the basis of Intro to Engineering in the Douglass Engineering LLC. Dr. Prendergast is passionate about providing engaging STEM experiences.
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Since 1986, the award-winning Douglass Project for Women in STEM has offered Douglass students in STEM transformative opportunities for academic and professional enrichment.
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