Student Application

We extend a warm welcome to students to apply for our Truth Values Community program. The program is designed specifically for graduate students in STEM, with preference given to applicants who are from historically under-represented groups in these fields (e.g., women, race/ethnic minorities, first-generation college students, low-income communities). 

The aim of the program is to provide a profoundly supportive environment for student participants by connecting them with one another and prominent leaders and mentors in a unique series of events held over a two-day period. Your participation is intended not only be helpful to you in your STEM education and career, but also to help build a future of similar programs to support students at a variety of institutions nationwide. Subsequent to these events, participants will be given further opportunities to connect with our growing community via online resources and additional networking events. All program activities are free for students.

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Example Program:
April 2019 at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Day One:

7:00 PM - Performance of Truth Values, Kresge Little Theatre, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Performance with immediate on stage post-show discussion Bias and Breakthroughs: Women in STEM at MIT, featuring prominent leaders in STEM, including Dr. Michael Sipser, Dean of the School of Science

Day Two:

11:45 AM  - Graduate STEM Workshop, Twenty Chimneys, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Student discussion with Truth Values Community co-founders Truth Values creator and MIT alum Gioia De Cari and celebrated diversity expert Dr. Silvia Mazzula

Lunch with prominent leaders and mentors in STEM in both academia and industry - scroll down for participant list.

Presentation by Dr. Anna Frebel, Associate Professor of Physics, MIT, relating topics from Truth Values to current challenges of women graduate students in STEM at MIT

Featured Speakers:

• Ms. Rhonda Davis, Head, Office of Diversity and Inclusion, Office of the Director, National Science Foundation
• Dr. Evelynn Hammonds, Chair, Department of the History of Science, Harvard University;
Barbara Gutmann Rosenkrantz Professor of the History of Science; Professor of African and African American Studies
• Dr. Michael Sipser, Dean of the School of Science; Donner Professor of Mathematics, MacVicar Faculty Fellow, MIT

Guest Mentors:

• Dr. Tania Baker, Edwin C. Whitehead Professor of Biology, MIT;
Investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.
• Dr. Cait Crawford, Distinguished Engineer at IBM
• Dr. Katy Croff Bell, Director, Director of the Open Ocean initiative, MIT Media Lab;
Technology Fellow, National Geographic Society
• Dr. Debra Borkovitz, Clinical Professor of Mathematics, Boston University
• Dr. Anna Frebel, Silverman (1968) Family Career Development Associate Professor of Physics, MIT
• Dr. Martha Gray, J. W. Kieckhefer Professor of Health Sciences and Technology;
Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, MIT
• Dr. Ju-Lee Kim, Professor of Mathematics, MIT
• Dr. Leslie Kolodziejski, Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, MIT
• Dr. Laura Schulz, Professor of Cognitive Science, MIT.