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Students,
 
I am pleased to invite you to participate in an exciting online pilot program designed to support women and men pursuing degrees in science, technology, engineering, and math.
 
The program is called WitsOn (Women in Technology Sharing Online) and it will run for six weeks starting October 1.  
 
WitsOn connects undergraduates pursuing STEM degrees with female mentors from industry and academia who can speak from personal experience about issues of particular concern to young women.  Each week there will be a nationally known lead mentor who will be recorded answering questions posed by participating students.  There will also be several dozen support mentors (female faculty, grad students, and technical professionals) who will answer studentsí candid questions directly.  We expect a lively and meaningful online community to form.
 
The University of Maryland has agreed to be a lead institution for WitsOn, which is sponsored by Harvey Mudd College and Piazza (https://piazza.com/), an online learning platform.  As a lead institution, our students are invited to join WitsOn.
 
If you are interested in participating, can go on-line and request a faculty member to nominate you for participation. In this case go to https://piazza.com/witson-apply (all they need to do is enter your name and email address).
 
The deadline for enrollment is September 19, 2012 and space is limited.  For more information about this program visit https://piazza.com/witson. If you have any questions about this, please let me know. I hope you will take advantage of this opportunity.
 
Sincerely,
 
Paige Smith
 
Or contact: Paola M Hernandez  [log in to unmask]    301 314 7699