Professor of chemistry and biochemistry, Joanne Smieja, was awarded a nearly $600,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to address the difficulties women face in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). The five-year project involves creating a mentoring network of 70 women STEM faculty from 12 undergraduate schools nationwide. The network will provide peer-mentorship and cross-disciplinary support to encourage women faculty in STEM fields to succeed and advance their careers. Ultimately, the network is expected to encourage the entry of more women into STEM disciplines.
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