Grants or Gifts Relating to Women in Higher Education

money_bagHere is this week’s news of grants and gifts that may be of particular interest to women in higher education.

burgmayerBryn Mawr College, the highly rated liberal arts institution for women in Pennsylvania, received a three-year, $285,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health to examine the relationship of the metal molybdenum to human health. The grant is under the direction of Sharon Burgmayer, a professor of chemistry at Bryn Mawr College. Professor Burgmayer is a graduate of Heidelberg University in Tiffin, Ohio. She earned a Ph.D. in inorganic chemistry at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Mississippi University for Women in Columbus received a $90,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Education that will fund a four-week summer institute for 20 local middle school mathematics teachers this June. The goal of the Common Core Mathematics Institute is to assistant middle school teachers in developing technology-rich instructional lessons in mathematics.

The School of Medicine and Health Sciences at the University of North Dakota received a three-year grant from the National Institute of Mental Health to study the effectiveness of a new treatment for binge eating disorder. While eating disorders impact all segments of the population, women are twice as likely as men to have an eating disorder.

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