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STEM at Smith

Engineering student in class

Four in ten students at Smith major in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM)—a rate at least double the national average for women. At the heart of Smith's learning is active engagement, coupling innovative teaching with real opportunities for in-depth research. Journey inside the human mind, along the edges of volcanic craters or out among the stars and galaxies. Engage in the blossoming fields of statistics, operations research, biomathematics and information science.

STEM Concentrations

Concentrations give students a way to delve further into an area of interest by combining academic and practical experiences, such as research, internships and service learning.

From introductory classes to advanced seminars, Smith’s world-class professors—50 percent of whom are women—engage students in scholarship and research that is changing the way the world benefits from STEM. Classes draw on nearly all aspects of the human experience, including history, politics, economics and the arts. Generations of pioneering women have studied STEM at Smith and have gone on to rewarding careers in medicine, engineering, environmental consulting, public policy, applied research and more.

STEM Advising & Mentoring

Generations of pioneering women have studied STEM at Smith and have gone on to rewarding careers in medicine, engineering, environmental consulting, public policy, applied research and more. A major in science, technology, engineering or mathematics at Smith opens doors to a variety of graduate school and career options. Smith faculty and advisers at the Lazarus Center for Career Development can provide guidance and resources to help you explore professional opportunities, whether you are poised to graduate or are just beginning your college experience.

Research Centers & Resources

 

The Nature of Inquiry: Student Research at Smith

Smith offers many unique research opportunities to undergraduates in most academic disciplines, from the sciences to the humanities and the arts. The ways in which students can conduct research, beginning even in their first year, varies from assisting faculty with their research endeavors to participating in the Summer Research Fellows Program to initiating their own projects of inquiry.

Contact

Clark Science Center
Smith College
44 College Lane
Northampton, MA 01063
Phone: 413-585-3800
Fax: 413-585-3786

Faculty Director: Kevin Shea
413-585-3801

Administrative Director: Tom Richardson
413-585-3802

Administrative and departmental contacts