What is Women in Chemistry?

Women in Chemistry (WIC) is a student-run group for graduate student and postdoctoral women in the Department of Chemistry. WIC is an organization that endeavors to enrich the experiences of women in the department and is dedicated to making the Chemistry Graduate Program and MIT more fun and fulfilling.

We work to provide events that encourage constructive interaction within the department, as well as events that address issues specific to women in science.

WIC is funded by generous donors who support our mission. These donations are made so we can continue providing programs and events that support women in the department.  (see Acknowledgements page).

WIC Mission Statement

WIC is an organization that enriches the experiences of women in the Chemistry Department at MIT by:

  • promoting personal and professional development
  • creating a forum for discussion and increasing awareness about gender issues in science
  • facilitating connections between WIC and the greater community

Some of the ways in which we achieve these goals include: arranging site visits, hosting speakers from academia and industry, holding monthly socials or dinners, hosting events with Alumnae and with other Boston-area WIC groups, and coordinating a mentorship program for incoming female graduate students. Visit our Programs page for more information about the programs offered through WIC.