The L'Oréal USA For Women in Science program announced today the 10 winners of its Changing the Face of STEM (CTFS) mentoring grants.
Photo: Dr. M. Nia Madison, Assistant Professor at Miami Dade College and 2010 L'Oreal USA For Women in Science Fellow, and high school students from the Miami Dade College Microbiology Girls Club participate in experiments.
The 2017 "Changing the Face of STEM" grant winners will fund 10 projects to advance girls and women in STEM programs across the U.S. The winning projects exemplify a broad range of activities and partnerships focused on mentoring and engaging girls and women in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), from preschool to graduate school. The grants will help fund STEM programs throughout the country including in California, Connecticut, Florida, Maryland, Missouri, New York, Texas and Utah.
The 10 grant winners are: Dr. Arpita Bose, assistant professor, Washington University, St. Louis; Dr. Livia S. Eberlin, assistant professor, University of Texas at Austin; Dr. Gigi Galiana, assistant professor, Yale University; Dr. Joanna Kelley, assistant professor, Washington State University; Dr. Laura Lapham, assistant professor, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science; Dr. M. Nia Madison, assistant professor, Miami Dade College; Dr. Nozomi Nishimura, assistant professor, Cornell University; Dr. Pardis Sabeti, professor, Harvard University and the Broad Institute; Dr. Sridevi Sarma, associate professor, Johns Hopkins University; and Dr. Luisa Whittaker-Brooks, assistant professor, University of Utah.
"Inspiring the next generation of women in STEM is a key component of the For Women in Science program," said Lauren Paige, Vice President of Public Affairs & Strategic Initiatives at L'Oréal USA. "We are proud to build on this commitment through our Changing the Face of STEM grant program and support our fellows in their efforts to promote STEM education in communities across the country."
Read more about the winning projects on L'Oreal's site.