Research Scholarships to Support Women in Engineering

GWU was recently awarded a $300,000 Clare Boothe Luce Program Undergraduate Research grant to provide funding for eight female STEM students to pursue research in their fields.  The goal of GW’s Clare Boothe Luce Research Scholars Program is to combat the adversity women face in these fields and encourage them to remain in their academic programs.

Beginning in early 2018, SEAS sophomores will be able to apply to this program; interested students must include in their application a research project proposal that has been approved by a GW faculty mentor.  Four of the students will begin their research in the summer of 2018 and continue through the spring of 2020.  A second group of four students will begin their research the summer of 2019 and continue through the spring of 2021.

Selected students will receive $37,500 over the course of the two years.  They will also regularly write blog posts about their research, travel with their mentors to present their work, and speak with local students at the Washington School for Girls about their experiences.  Through this outreach, SEAS hopes to continue to encourage women to pursue degrees in the STEM field.

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By Samantha Horton
Samantha Horton Career Services Ambassador Samantha Horton