Become a STEM Leader at Mills.
Enjoy one-of-a-kind experiences in science, technology, engineering, and math in an inclusive, collaborative environment. Through hands-on research, experiential learning, and an education grounded in gender and racial justice, you'll graduate ready to take the lead in your future career.
Get a Hands-On STEM Education.
As a Mills student, you'll have the extraordinary opportunity to work one-on-one with your professors and peers on scientific research, presenting at national conferences, writing for professional journals, and creating special STEM events in your field of study. As part of your undergraduate journey at Mills, you'll also collaborate with an academic success team through our MPOWER signature academic experience. This highly personalized education will help you develop your interests and talents and equip you for a strong future.
Beyond the Classroom
At Mills, your education will expand outside the classrom into experiences that will bring your learning to life. You'll get deeply involved in meeting and working with STEM leaders on campus, engaging with and being mentored by alumnae who are working in fields that interest you, and taking advantage of all the resources and innovation that the San Francisco Bay Area and Silicon Valley have to offer. You'll have the chance to intern with the best and go to work after graduation at premier organizations that are driving change.
Award-Winning Scientific Research
The recipient of the 2019 Inspiring Program in STEM Award, the Jill Barrett Biology Research Program is a 10-week summer field research project in genetics, animal behavior, microbiology, and other biological sciences. Past projects have included tracking native squirrel populations and restoring rare California plant species. Student researchers also work with faculty in several psychology laboratories, including the Psychology and Health Lab, the Cognition Lab, the Social Psychology Lab, and the Early Childhood and Family Research Lab.
Advancing Women in Science
Mills is committed to helping underrepresented women advance in STEM fields. We host groups of all ages to special STEM events on campus ranging from the Girls Scouts to Black Girls Code to the Womxn of Color in Computing, an annual conference founded by Mills alumnae and faculty. We also present an annual lecture series, Russell Women in Science, which features leading female scientists from around the country speaking on topics of global impact. Mills students have the rare opportunity to spend one-on-one time learning from these inspiring role models before and after the public lectures.