CBL Undergraduate Research Awards

Lynda Szymanski, St. Catherine University

Project Description

Lynda Szymanski, Professor of Psychology, received a $121,344 grant from the Henry Luce Foundation / Clare Boothe Luce Foundation to increase the number of women in the sciences, and support a three-year project that provides enhanced research and learning opportunities for students majoring in math, physics, and chemistry. The grant will provide a total of 12 students (four students each of three years) with undergraduate research awards. Priority will be given to students majoring in math and physics, areas where women continue to be under-represented. The students will collaborate with a faculty mentor on a research project during the summer and academic year. They will participate in other University-supported STEM programs and initiatives to enhance their learning. By providing meaningful research experiences to women in math, physics, and chemistry, individual students will benefit as will the greater scientific community as more women enter, lead and influence in the field.