Helen Fellows at Georgia Tech

NCWIT is continuing its long standing work with the Georgia Tech College of Computing through the creation of the first university-based BridgeUP STEM program in the United States. Helen Fellows will gain first-hand research experience working with Georgia Tech computing faculty and graduate students, serve as mentors to BridgeUP STEM Scholars, and engage with a community of peers while enhancing their preparation for research careers in academia or industry. 

Meet the Georgia Tech Faculty Mentors

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Getting Started

  • Meet the eligibility requirements for Helen Fellows, as defined by Georgia Tech:
    • Identify as a woman or gender non-conforming individual.
    • Enrolled in their first or second year at participating campus.
    • Pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in computer science, applied mathematics, computational science, or other relevant majors and proficiency in computer programming.
    • Willing to commit to a two-year program.
      • Year 1: Participate in a research fellowship at a participating campus.
      • Year 2: Instruct and lead a small group of BridgeUP STEM Scholars part time, on a group project related to research; continue research fellowship at participating campus.
      • Years 1 and 2: Partake in periodic events to connect with participating campus faculty, administrators, other Helen Fellows, and BridgeUP STEM Scholars, and engage in workshops to prepare for graduate studies or industry research careers.
    • Considered to be a student in good standing by participating campus.
    • Complete the Georgia Tech application online.

Additional Benefits

  • Participate in Project SURE.
  • Partner with faculty and graduate student mentors to present research at computing conferences.

Additional Rules

Fellows that are selected to participate in the Georgia Tech Helen Fellows program may be required to submit additional paperwork, as well as participate in a background check and minors on campus training.

Additional Information

Interested, but want more information? Please complete the interest form.

Do you have more questions? Please contact the NCWIT BridgeUP STEM team at bridgeupstem@ncwit.org.

Funding for the BridgeUP STEM program is provided by a generous grant from the Helen Gurley Brown Foundation to the National Center for Women & Information Technology.

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