Become a STEM Leader at Mills.
Enjoy one-of-a-kind experiences in science, technology, engineering, and math in an inclusive, collaborative environment focused on your success. Through real-world research and an education grounded in gender and racial justice, you'll graduate ready to take the lead in your future career.
Learn by Doing.
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 and have the rare experience as an undergraduate to participate in summer research programs. This highly personalized education will help you develop your interests and talents and equip you for a strong future in whatever STEM field you pursue.
Russell Women in Science Leadership Program
Studying STEM at Mills will empower you to become a leader in your field. As part of the Russell Women in Science Leadership Program, you'll have the opportunity to participate in a multi-week summer research project that will equip you with research skills that are typically available only to graduate students. You'll also create special events for the community where you identify global leaders in STEM, invite them to campus, and create networking opportunities for you and your peers. All of these efforts will help you develop the core communication and leadership skills that will serve as the foundation for your future in STEM.
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.
Supporting 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 Tech Intersections: Womxn of Color in Computing, an annual conference founded by Mills alumnae and faculty. We are proud to present our showcase lecture series, Russell Women in Science, which features leading female scientists from around the country speaking on topics of global impact. Mills STEM students have the rare opportunity to spend one-on-one time learning from these inspiring role models before and after the public lectures.
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 creating change.