Seven Women Scholars in the Twelfth Class of Jefferson Science Fellows

DOSThe National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine have announced the twelfth class of Jefferson Science Fellows. The Jefferson Science Fellows Program is designed to further build capacity for science, technology, and engineering expertise within the U.S. Department of State and U.S. Agency for International Development. The fellows will begin their one-year assignments in Washington, D.C., this coming summer.

Among this year’s cohort of 12 Jefferson Science Fellows are seven women.

Meredith Gore is an associate professor in the department of fisheries and wildlife in the School of Criminal Justice at Michigan State University. Her research interests focus on community-based natural resource management. Dr. Gore is a graduate of Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts, where she majored in anthropology and environmental studies. She holds a master’s degree from George Washington University and a Ph.D. in natural resource policy and management from Cornell University.

lipsKaren Lips is professor of biology and director of the Graduate Program in Sustainable Development and Conservation Biology at the University of Maryland, College Park. She is a field ecologist who studies how global change affects biodiversity of amphibians and reptiles. Dr. Lips is a graduate of the University of South Florida, where she majored in zoology. She earned a Ph.D. in biology from the University of Miami.

MillerShelie Miller is an associate professor in the School of Natural Resources and Environment at the University of Michigan. She holds a joint appointment in the department of civil and environmental engineering. Her research identifies potential unintended environmental consequences of emerging technologies. Dr. Miller holds a Ph.D. in civil and materials engineering from the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Sharmila Mukhopadhyay 7-11Sharmila Mitra Mukhopadhyay is a professor of materials science and engineering at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio. She is also the director of the Center for Nanoscale Multifunctional Materials at the university. Dr. Mukhopadhyay holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the Indian Institute of Technology and a Ph.D. from Cornell University.

Portrait of Katie Purvis-Roberts, Associate Dean of Faculty.Kathleen Purvis-Roberts is a professor of chemistry and environmental science at Pitzer College in Claremont, California. She also serves as assistant vice president for student development at the college. Dr. Purvis-Roberts received a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Westmont College in Santa Barbara, California, and a Ph.D. in physical chemistry at Princeton University.

15-078 Stevens - Presidents Report 2015K.P. (Suba) Subbalakshmi is a professor in the department of electrical and computer engineering at the Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, New Jersey. Her research focuses on cognitive radio networking and security. Dr. Subbalakshmi is a graduate of the University of Madras in India, where she majored in physics. She holds a master’s degree from the Indian Institute of Science and a Ph.D. from Simon Fraser University in British, Columbia, Canada.

20110912_Fall Scholars 2011Kathleen M. Vogel is an associate professor of political science at North Carolina State University. She previously served on the faculty at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. She is the author of Phantom Menace or Looming Danger? A New Framework for Assessing Bioweapons Threats (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2012). She holds a Ph.D. in biological chemistry from Princeton University.

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