Science, Engineering, Technology, & Public Health


Alexis Trench
Alexis Trench

Engineering applies knowledge from science and math to real-world challenges in an effort of improve the world we live in. It is a broad discipline that encompassess teamwork, problem solving, design thinking, communication, organization, and project management.

Technology & Engineering

Alexis Trench
Alexis Trench

If you are interested in using your technical knowledge, creativity, problem solving, and critical thinking skills in your career of choice, exploring opportunities in technology and engineering-related industries and sectors may be of interest to you. These industry areas are growing and innovating rapidly – opportunities that are unheard of today may be top options in a few years. Broadly speaking, employment in computer and information technology occupations is projected to grow 12 percent from 2014 to 2024, and employment of architecture and engineering occupations is projected to grow 3 percent (Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2015).

"From the first program I wrote to the projects I'm working on now, I still get a rush every time my code runs. That feeling is what got me hooked on computer science."

Industry Expertise for Alumnae: Science, Engineering, Technology, and Public Health

Wellesley Career Education offers personalized advising in the fields of Science, Engineering, Technology, and Public Health. Visit the page for Science, Engineering, Technology and Public Health to explore these industries.


Alexis Trench
Alexis Trench

Mathematics is essentially the study of patterns, and the understanding and application of these patterns is essential for the foundation of all other sciences. While mathematics is often studied in its own right, it is also applied to all manner of real world problems found in business, government, laboratories, medicine, engineering, and more.

“Seeing young girls excited about STEM has been really meaningful and encourages me to continue improving Robogals and increasing our reach to impact more girls.”

Boren Awards (students)

Kate Dailinger
Kate Dailinger

Supports study abroad of less-commonly-taught languages in world regions critical to US interests, and underrepresented in study abroad. Study abroad programs of a year are preferred, but a spring plus summer can be a good option and summer programs will be considered for students majoring in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields. Eligible for the Scholarship are Wellesley first years, sophomores, and juniors who are US citizens, and Wellesley seniors who are also applying for U.S.-based graduate programs might apply for the Fellowship. Campus application deadline typically in January.

Wellesley students should seek advice about appropriate study abroad programs from the Office of International Study, although the Fellowships office is happy to offer advice on Boren Scholarship applications.

Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship (students)

Kate Dailinger
Kate Dailinger

Supports one or two years of undergraduate study in the fields of mathematics, engineering, and natural sciences. Eligible are college sophomores or juniors who are US citizens, permanent residents, and nationals intending to pursue research careers in STEM fields. Campus application deadline typically in late November/early December.

National Institutes of Standards & Technology Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (NIST SURF) (students)

Kate Dailinger
Kate Dailinger

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) offers Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships (SURF) at NIST laboratories in Gaithersburg, MD, and Boulder, CO. The Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship is designed to inspire undergraduate students to pursue careers in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) through a unique research experience that supports the NIST mission.  Eligible are currently enrolled undergraduates who are US citizens or permanent residents, majoring in chemistry, computer science, physics, engineering, materials science, fire research, nanotechnology, information technology, mathematics, biology, manufacturing, statistics, or another STEM discipline.

Churchill Scholarships (rising seniors & alumnae)

Kate Dailinger
Kate Dailinger

Supports one year of graduate study (including one-year research degrees) in science, mathematics, or engineering at Cambridge. Eligible: graduating seniors and recent alumnae of Wellesley College who are US citizens with majors in appropriate STEM fields. Campus application deadline typically in early October.

Resources for International Students

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Navigating the college experience can be a complex affair, particularly if you are entering Wellesley from another country. The first stop for you is the Slater International Center, as they will serve as your most important resource at Wellesley. In addition to what Slater has to offer, you will find below some additional career resources.

Post-Baccalaureate Planning

Cindy Seltzer, Ed.D., MBA

The words “post-baccalaureate” refer to what you will do after you’ve graduated from college. In the health professions world, it is often used to refer to how someone might improve her chances for admission to a health professions school.

Introduction to International Affairs

Marisa Crowley
Marisa Crowley ’05

A career in international affairs can be fueled by a passion to travel and a desire to learn about our global environment, effectuate change, and make a difference in the world. As an interdisciplinary field at Wellesley, the international affairs major exposes students to an array of perspectives and analytical methodologies that equip them to enter a workforce in a broad range of organizations and experiences. The work in international affairs can truly change the world; however, it is important to focus on the small steps that will maximize your success and lead you to a fruitful career in international affairs.

Upcoming Event

MathWorks Engineering Development Group Full-time Panel

Thursday, October 13th 2022, 3:00 pm -
4:00 pm EDT

The Engineering Development Group (EDG) is a technical and leadership development program at MathWorks that builds strong leaders and innovators in our organization. Join current EDG Engineers for an interactive panel and gain unique perspective into what it's like to transition from academia to a full-time career path in the software industry. You'll learn about technical and professional training, mentorship and coaching from EDG Managers, and the opportunity to explore different technology areas at MathWorks. Secure your spot by registering in advance!

Upcoming Event

Graduate Programs and Research in Engineering & Computer Science

Wednesday, October 5th 2022, 5:00 pm -
6:00 pm EDT

Learn more about graduate programs and paid research opportunities in engineering & computer science at the University of Southern California.

This session is open to those majoring in computer science, engineering, math, hard sciences, such as physics and chemistry, and social sciences like economics and environmental studies. We'll go over navigating the application process and tips for a strong application, scholarship and research opportunities, career options, and more!

Upcoming Event

National Grid: Women in Engineering Ask Me Anything

Thursday, October 13th 2022, 5:00 pm -
6:00 pm EDT

Come hear about careers in Engineering at National Grid from current employees with a range of experiences. We'll have team members currently in entry level positions through to VP roles! Bring your questions which the team will answer live on the session.

Upcoming Event

Technical Interviewing: Tips and Advice

Wednesday, October 5th 2022, 12:00 pm -
1:00 pm EDT

Learn about technical software interviewing from a team of recruiters and engineers from EverQuote (