By Chelsea Bailey '16
In 2011, the Henry Luce Foundation of New York City awarded Olin a grant through its Clare Boothe Luce program. The grant provides funding and other support to 24 Olin women over a three year period. This past summer, eight female Olin students worked on research with a faculty advisor here on campus.
"I am delighted to see our first group of Clare Boothe Luce Research Scholars named," said Rebecca Christianson, project director and assistant professor of applied physics at Olin. "I believe this opportunity will provide them with research and mentorship experiences that may well transform their future career options and choices. As the first Olin students to receive this honor, they are playing a pioneering role and setting a high standard for student research activities at Olin College, which prides itself on empowering women and men for success in science and engineering."
Each Clare Boothe Luce award provides a stipend for summer research and housing, plus an additional stipend and four course credits for research continued through the following academic year. Awardees also have access to additional funds to cover research, conference and travel costs. Learn more here about this award and the research activities of these young women at Olin.