Advance, Recruit, Retain, and Organize Women in STEM

The ARROWS mission is to organize, align, and vertically integrate programs created to advance women throughout the STEM community at Boston University.

Strength in Unity

There are a number of organizations on campus that share our mission, but, for the most part, they operate independently. Vertical integration will promote interaction and mentoring among these groups and their constituents.

From pre-college to undergrads, graduate students, postdocs, and faculty, ARROWS aims to facilitate the advancement and success of Boston University’s women in STEM.

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ARROWS Annual Lecture

with Dr. Alice Gast

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Need funding? Here’s where you’ll find current funding opportunities for women in STEM at Boston University.

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Find Research

We offer programs that assist in research, help STEM teachers become more effective, and provide STEM opportunities for girls, K–12. We also work to lessen unconscious bias toward women in STEM.

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If we’re going to out-innovate and out-educate the rest of the world, we’ve got to open doors for everyone. We need all hands on deck, and that means clearing hurdles for women and girls as they navigate careers in science, technology, engineering, and math.

First Lady Michelle Obama, September 26, 2011

42% of postdocs at BU in Stem are women