Though an increasing number of women are joining STEM fields, some disciplines can be harder for women to feel included. CU Boulder offers several organizations that support women students. Below is a sampling.
The WRC, known affectionately as “The W” and “The Dub,” opened in the fall of 1994 and worked to advance a socially just and inclusive campus climate to support and advocate for women students’ success using gender equity as a framework.
This organization, an affiliate group of the Association for Women in Science, was founded in 2016 by CU graduate students in STEM fields. WiSE pairs students with mentors in their fields and supports career development through networking events and an annual SciComm symposium.
The CISC supports undergraduate and graduate students across multiple identities, including students of color, LGBTQ+ students, QTBIPOC students, women and femme students and first-generation students. They provide community-building programs, educational opportunities, and a space for students to interact with people from different cultures.
CU Boulder is a member institution of the AAUW, a national organization which advocates for women and girls. The AAUW offers a wide range of fellowships and grants at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.
We gratefully acknowledge the Institute of Cognitive Science's IDEC group for these resources.