Running a summer program for women undergraduates

January 17, 2014 § 1 Comment

We at UCSD are very enthusiastic about the Summer Program for Women in Philosophy that we will be running starting this summer. It is a two-week program, with all expenses covered, in which undergraduate women (philosophy majors finishing up their sophomore or junior years) will have a chance to take a couple of intensive courses from established female faculty and participate in workshops geared towards helping them make a successful run at the grad school application process.

The main goal of the program is to help address some of the factors that contribute to the gender imbalance problem that plagues the discipline. Participants in the program will be able to learn in an environment where they are not in the minority, where the instructors and teaching assistants are successful women in the field, and where they will be able to start building networks of contacts and friends, both horizontally with their peers, and vertically with philosophers further along the career trajectory.

The dates are July 28 to August 8, 2014. Application deadline is March 15, 2014.

More information can be found at the Program’s website at http://spwp.ucsd.edu

And anyone interested in helping us to reach more potentially interested parties are invited to share our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/UCSD.SPWP

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