Women in Natural Sciences (WINS) seeks to promote outreach programs for students in grades K-12, especially young women.
WINS students have multiple opportunities throughout the year to share their love of science with students in elementary and secondary schools. WINS students perform outreach at special educational events, mentor/tutor students in local independent school districts, and provide essential support for on-campus outreach events. The following outreach opportunities are an important component of the WINS Residential Program--however the two other tracks may participate as well.
We participate in events and initiatives both on and off campus.
Beginning spring 2012, the WINS Residential Program began a very special partnership with Girlstart, a local non-profit which shares our goal of mentoring young women in science. WINS students have the opportunity to volunteer and also gain paid internship experience through Girlstart.
Service Abroad: Every summer students in the WINS Residential Program have the opportunity to travel to another country to volunteer together and experience another culture. Our 2012 trip was to Costa Rica and in 2013 and 2014 we spent 11 days in Buenos Aires, Argentina. This past summer we traveled to Cusco, Perú and Machu Picchu, and in 2016 we look forward to returning to Argentina once again.
Visit our WINS in the World Blog for more photos and to follow our adventures.
Have an idea for a WINS outreach project? Let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org!