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Take Hold of Your Future Career in STEM

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Core Program Components

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Spring 2022 

Women's Maker Program
2021 - 2022 

Take Hold of your Future Career in STEM

Join an inclusive community of makers in STEM

Program Mission 

The Women's Maker Program is a library makerspace program to help increase program fellows’ confidence and interest in STEM and makerspace technologies, improve their sense of belonging in the field, and better prepare them for future careers in the STEM workforce

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A library makerspace program to help increase residents’ confidence and interest in STEM and makerspace technologies, improve their sense of belonging in the field, and better prepare them for future careers in the STEM workforce 

Girls Maker
Camp

Spring 2022 

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The maker camp connected to the local Non-profits for the shared purpose of introducing girls, particularly those with potential to be first generation college students, to STEM in a university setting. Additionally, the Residents will serve as role models as women in this setting and develop their skills as mentors.

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Fall 2021 - Spring 2022

We seek to inspire all members of the UVA community to take on new perspectives, learn emerging technologies, and build an inclusive culture in tech.

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WMP Internship 
Program

Summer 2021 - Spring 2022

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The Internship is designed to offer a real-world work experience with the full responsibility of being members of the WMP Committee. 

Meet The Cohort

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Read What Our Cohort Are Saying About the Program

"I definitely enjoyed my experience with this program. From the get-go we were already learning about a handful of maker technologies like 3D modeling and 3D printing, and I loved getting the chance to learn and then print a giraffe using the MakerBot, and later create a stamp model and keychain from scratch using various 3D modeling softwares.

 

After learning these basics, we had the opportunity to create a workshop to teach these maker space skills to middle school girls, which was amazing. I learned more about myself and how to be a better leader, and I'm glad these girls had fun learning about STEM.

 

Additionally, we partook on a community project to work on and present at the end of the semester. This project was pretty extensive, but I loved the journey and got to make new friends in my team along the way. We brainstormed multiple ideas, went through some ups and downs, but by the end of the program, we created an app prototype using Figma. Being able to actually develop this app and piece together all the screens and whatnot was so cool, and I'm glad I had to opportunity to work on it. I never thought I'd ever have the chance to do this, not until way into the future, but with this program, I was able to work with all sorts of technologies and learn about alternative approaches to developing solutions, and I can now build upon these foundational skills for the future."

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