ACCESS Program for Women in Science & Mathematics

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The ACCESS program was created at the University of Utah in 1991 to address the underrepresentation of women in the STEM disciplines (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics). It provides young women a supportive peer group, a solid foundation in science, and immediate exposure to research. ACCESS has been shown to improve retention of young women in college and lead to success in their professional pursuits beyond graduation.

The program consists of a seven-week, integrated summer science course, research lab placement during the students’ first year on campus, and a $3,500 cash award. We invite individuals, corporations, foundations, and others interested in improving opportunities for women in the sciences to help us with our goals of

  • Increasing the number of women who can participate in the ACCESS program;
  • Enhancing the support network for these young women, leading to greater success for them in school and beyond;

See the ACCESS Program for more information.

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