Deadline Extended: WST Learning Community

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Apply by February 15th to live in the 2019-2020 WST Learning Community at

The WST Learning Community offers programs addressing academic and professional issues for women students. Typically, it includes 48 students living in Stein and Goldin Houses (4th St. Apartments A and B), who connect with one another and faculty through monthly dinners, bi-weekly lunches, campus receptions, and research panels. All Georgia Tech students and WST mentors are welcome to attend WST Learning Community events. WST Learning Community residents may also be paired with a faculty/staff mentor (optional). WST also sponsors undergraduate research partnerships for WST Learning Community students. See more information at


Applications to live in the WST Learning Community in 2019-20 are now open, and due February 15, 2019. If you have any questions, please

paper application for the WST Learning Community is also available.

WST Learning Community Activities

The WST Learning Community offers an active, engaged experience for its residents and other interested students, with programs, activities, and events that include:

  • WST Learning Community Orientation: Held the first week of fall term.

  • Monthly dinners: Held in Stein House, featuring guest speakers, and open to all Georgia Tech students and WST mentors. Past speakers have included faculty, administrators, professionals, and alumni who share their career interests and paths. Other popular topics have included career strategies, resume writing, interviewing, and graduate/professional schools.

  • Occasional lunches: Held on campus at various locations and open (space permitting) to all Georgia Tech students. Some lunches are small (two to five students), with a faculty host, while others are larger and focus on topics of broad interest (graduate fellowships, study abroad, etc.). Each term one or two lunches bring together students in a particular major; these may be co-sponsored by an academic unit.

  • WST Center events: Approximately two to three per term, open to all faculty, staff, and students. Regular events include an annual fall reception, WST-focused research panels, and the WST Distinguished Lecture.

  • WST Learning Community Mentors: Interested WST Learning Community students are paired with a female faculty/staff mentor in a closely related discipline.

  • Humanities elective course: Taught each semester by Dr. Colatrella in Stein study lounge.

  • Coffee hour: Held in WST office in Stein before Dr. Colatrella's class or by appointment.

  • WST GRA office hours: Each WST graduate partner holds a weekly office hour in the WST office in Stein.

  • Initiatives/events coordinated by WST Learning Community hall director/RAs: These include hall meetings and periodic "Treat Yourself Tuesdays," with social hour, arts and crafts, yoga, and more.

  • Support for research projects and conference attendance


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