The Women in Natural Sciences (WINS) program at the College of Natural Sciences is committed to creating a network of women pursuing a career in the sciences in order to help them achieve their academic and personal goals.
To accomplish this, WINS creates a supportive and encouraging environment for women in the study of science throughout their lives by:
- Stimulating scientific interest and success of girls in grades K-12 through volunteer work in collaboration with local schools and organizations;
- Supporting undergraduate women in their first year by offering cohort programs and peer mentoring;
- Creating a community of high-achieving women whose focus on excellence in science and in life helps to form connections with each other throughout college and even past graduation;
- Encouraging female students to pursue research while in college as well as a post-graduate science education.
Why do we need WINS?
The goal of WINS is to help establish the College of Natural Sciences at The University of Texas at Austin as a leader in the cultivation, recruitment, retention, and ultimate success of women in the sciences.
By encouraging the love of science in school-aged girls and young women, and by supporting young women through their undergraduate studies, WINS aims to create a community of women scholars focused on scientific achievement at the university and beyond.