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Caltech Summer Preview: Womxn in STEM

The Caltech Theory of Womxn in STEM

The Caltech Summer Preview: Womxn in STEM event is designed for prospective undergraduate women/womxn and their parents/family members. Prospective first-year, transfer, and 3/2 students of any future year are invited to join us on Thursday, August 6 and Friday, August 7 for a series of online sessions showcasing what Caltech has to offer its students. On Friday, there will be a particular focus on our athletics and recreation programs, so prospective student athletes are especially encouraged to attend.

Students who do not identify as women/womxn may attend with the explicit understanding that they will learn about Caltech through the lens of womxn as well as learn the ways in which the Caltech community supports womxn on campus.

Registration

Registration is now closed; the event is at capacity. Students with continued interest in Caltech are encouraged to attend an upcoming general Admissions Information Session.

Schedule

A schedule of events/activities is below. Log-in information will only be sent to registrants.

Thursday, August 6

Time Session Description Audience
1:00 p.m. PDT Keynote Address Featuring Dessie DiMino, Class of 2020 All attendees
2:00 p.m. PDT An Open Dialogue with Womxn An open dialogue about the experience of womxn hosted by the Caltech Center for Inclusion and Diversity (CCID) All attendees
3:00 p.m. PDT Small Group Discussion Breakouts Current students who serve as Caltech Admissions Ambassadors will share their experiences in small group discussions with prospective students. Students only
4:00 p.m. PDT Admissions and Financial Aid Session Director of Undergraduate Admissions, Nikki Chun, will answer questions about admission and financial aid. Parents and family members only
6:00 p.m. PDT WiSTEM Techer Hack, Part 1 (End at 10:00 p.m. PDT) This will be an "open house" style time for current students and WiSTEM participants to connect over activities ranging from solving problem sets together to chatting more about their Caltech experiences. Admissions staff will also be available to assist students with preparing their application. A more detailed schedule of activities will be available closer to the event. Students only

Friday, August 7

Time Session Description Audience
7:00 a.m. PDT WiSTEM Techer Hack, Part 2 (End at 10:00 a.m. PDT) This will be an "open house" style time for current students and WiSTEM participants to connect over activities ranging from solving problem sets together to chatting more about their Caltech experiences. Admissions staff will also be available to assist students with preparing their application. A more detailed schedule of activities will be available closer to the event. Students only
11:00 a.m. PDT Athletics and Recreation at Caltech Learn more about what it means to be a high-impact DIII student-athlete and world-class researcher throughout your undergraduate career. This session is hosted by the Athletics Director, Betsy Mitchell, as well as the coaching staff and current students. All attendees
12:30 p.m. PDT Coaches' Breakout Sessions Coaches for all of our 18 DIII Varsity Teams will host breakout sessions in which they will discuss their specific program and sport(s). These sessions will include current student-athletes, as well as an overview of program expectations and goals for the future. Students only
2:00 p.m. PDT Optional: Admissions and Financial Aid Session Director of Undergraduate Admissions, Nikki Chun, will answer questions about admission and financial aid. All attendees