Women have, historically, been underrepresented in many fields within science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). The WGRC has addressed this disparity through an awareness campaign launched in 2015, and a Living-Learning Community launched in 2016.

A Living/Learning Community

The Delta Initiative: Capstone Women in STEM is a community of freshmen women who will have the opportunity to live, learn, and study together. Community members will take a common Women’s Studies course, they will benefit from study spaces and programs in the residence hall that are designed with STEM majors in mind, and they will have the opportunity to participate in STEM specific community service. The Delta Initiative provides opportunities for career exploration, visits with STEM employers, and building meaningful connections with faculty and STEM practitioners.

Students majoring in biology, chemistry, environmental science, geology, marine science, mathematics, microbiology, physics, or any major in the College of Engineering are eligible. Applications have closed for the 2020-2021 school year. Applications for the 2021-2022 school year will open early in the Spring of 2021.

Awareness Campaign

During the 2015-2016 academic year, The Women and Gender Resource Center received an AAUW Campus Action Project Grant for an awareness campaign called The Delta Initiative: Capstone Women in STEM. This print, video, and social media campaign emphasizes the importance of women’s involvement in STEM fields. We created five videos and eight posters to highlight the innovations and societal contributions of UA Women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. These materials are posted and shared online by the WGRC and our partners using the hashtag #CapstoneWomenInSTEM.

Visit our youtube channel to see the campaign videos for The Delta Initiative!

For questions or event information, e-mail Elizabeth Lester or call (205) 348-5040.