Women's participation rates in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields have been shown by various sources to be much lower than those for men. In reaction to this complicated and perplexing problem, TWIST was established on the UMass Amherst campus to attract, retain, and support women in the STEM disciplines within the Five College Community.

This web site was created as a resource for the community, which supports women in the STEM disciplines. It will evolve and improve only with your comments, suggestions, and feedback. We welcome your involvement.


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