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Womengineers

At the DeMatteis School, we are firmly committed to supporting the advancement of women in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math).

Throughout the year, female engineering and computer science students have the opportunity to connect, collaborate and inspire through a variety of on-campus and community based initiatives from our Annual DeMatteis Women in Engineering and Computer Science Luncheon and Annual Ada Lovelace Celebration to the Girl Scouts Hour of Code as well as a variety of networking events and activities hosted by the Society of Women Engineers (SWE).

And, our recently launched DeMatteis Peer Mentoring Program connects incoming female students with a current female student in a field related to their academic interests. Peer mentors help female engineering and computer science students navigate the transition into DeMatteis and to identify on-campus activities and opportunities for women in STEM at Hofstra.

Engineering:
Prospective female engineering students who would like to connect with a peer mentor should send an email with your name, contact information and area of academic interest to:

Saryn GoldbergDr. Saryn Goldberg
Associate Professor
Mechanical Engineering
Email


“Mentors are a powerful way to support female STEM students. I remember as an undergraduate student when I met my first female faculty member and saw an example of someone who was like me and was pursuing a career that I could envision for myself. Pairing prospective female engineering students with current students shows them examples of other women doing what they envision for themselves – it helps to transform studying engineering from a possibility into a reality.”

Computer Science:
Prospective female computer science students who would like to connect with a peer mentor should send an email with their name, contact information and area of academic interest to:

Gretchen OstheimerDr. Gretchen Ostheimer
Professor
Computer Science
Email


“The women at DeMatteis benefit from the support of both our female faculty and our female student body. It’s our goal to nurture and encourage their interest in math and science and to expose them to motivated and successful female role models in their field.”

Womengineers at DeMatteis