MOOC aims to inspire, provide role models for young women in STEM

GET WIT IT: The New York Times calls our attention to WitsOn, a six-week MOOC/mentorfest sponsored by Piazza and Harvey Mudd College to inspire young women to pursue STEM careers. The course (short for Women in Technology Sharing Online) will have no grades, exams or credits; it will instead run more like an extended, organized Q&A. Successful female mentors from the STEM industry and academia--including university faculty, Fortune 500 execs, and the first female astronaut of color--will answer questions from undergrads and lead discussions on what it takes to cross the gender divide in STEM. And hey, the class page even hints of possible mentorship and job prospects!

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