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. A schedule is below, and more detail can be found on the introduction page of the application, which is made through our host institution, John Jay College in New York City. Please allow 5 to 15 minutes to complete the survey questions in the application.

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Our next program will take place on April 16 & 17 at the
Massachusetts Institute of Technology


Day One: April 16, 2019

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: April 17, 2019

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 (Participants to be announced soon)

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