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Through its Clare Boothe Luce Program, the Henry Luce Foundation will support the summer research experiences of up to 24 extraordinary women in STEM over three years. This summer, the first cohort of Clare Boothe Luce scholars conducted research in physics, chemistry, biochemistry and geology, contributing to a 23% increase in women pursuing STEM-focused summer research in 2018 over the previous year.
“Just as it is crucial for our musicians to practice their instruments, scientists must practice their science and the best way to do that is through a research project,” says Assistant Professor of Chemistry Deanna Donohoue. “Unfortunately, women are less likely to stay in STEM fields. Clare Boothe Luce Undergraduate Research Awards provide a research experience that exposes women to the rewarding intangibles of answering science questions while building their confidence."