Initiatives

The Clare Boothe Luce Research Scholars Initiative builds vital success pathways for female undergraduates in disciplines where they are underrepresented.  The Clare Boothe Luce Program is the single most significant source of private support for women in science, mathematics and engineering. Since 1989 the Clare Boothe Luce Program has sought to increase the presence and strengthen the role of women in the fields of math, science and engineering by providing a range of undergraduate opportunities to advance their professional success.

Each year in January, faculty may nominate highly qualified female freshman students considering or declaring a major in Chemistry, Mathematics, Math Education or Computer Science. The grant provides an annual summer research internship of $5000 plus an $800 research materials budget to work with approved faculty research projects.  The scholarship may be renewed annually at the discretion of the Clare Boothe Luce program officer, as long as the research scholar maintains high achievement in Chemistry, Mathematics, Math Education or Computer Science.

Distinguished Clare Boothe Luce Research Scholars:

Brenda Ho, Chemistry, Chestnut Hill College. Mentor: Karen Wendling, Ph.D., Chestnut Hill College

Anne Nash, Chemistry, Chestnut Hill College. Mentors: John Ullrich, Ph.D., Rosemont College; David Dunbar, Ph.D., Cabrini College