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Arizona State University's Malena Español Recognized for Outstanding Teaching in Mathematics

Arizona State University’s Malena Español Recognized for Outstanding Teaching in Mathematics

Dr. Español was honored for her outstanding scholarship and teaching influence at higher education institutions in the United States and Argentina. She currently serves as an assistant professor at Arizona State University.

In Memoriam: Nicole Cho, 1983-2024

In Memoriam: Nicole Cho, 1983-2024

Cho served as a social media manager at the California Institute of Technology for the past six years. Earlier in her career, she held a similar position with the University of Southern California.

Caltech's Shu-ou Shan Recognized for Her Research on Molecular Machines in Protein Folding

Caltech’s Shu-ou Shan Recognized for Her Research on Molecular Machines in Protein Folding

The National Academy of Science has honored Shu-ou Shan with their Award in Molecular Biology. Dr. Shan is the Altair Professor of Chemistry at the California Institute of Technology where she studies biochemistry and molecular biophysics.

Universities Announce the Appointment of Six Women to New Administrative Positions

Universities Announce the Appointment of Six Women to New Administrative Positions

Here is this week’s roundup of women who have been appointed to new administrative positions at colleges and universities throughout the United States. If you have news for our appointments section, please email the information to contact@WIAReport.com.

Jacqueline Barton Selected to Receive the Welch Award in Chemistry

Jacqueline Barton Selected to Receive the Welch Award in Chemistry

Jacqueline K. Barton, the John G. Kirkwood and Arthur A. Noyes Professor of Chemistry, Emerita at the California Institute of Technology, has received the 2023 Welch Award in Chemistry. The award is meant to “encourage and recognize basic chemical research for the benefit of mankind,” according to the Robert A. Welch Foundation, which presents the award.

Universities Announce the Appointments of Eight Women to Dean Positions

Universities Announce the Appointments of Eight Women to Dean Positions

the new deans are Shannon Jimenez at the Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine, Michelle D. Young at the University of California, Berkeley, Kimberly Bissell at Louisiana State University, Barbara Krauthamer at Emory University, Jennifer Jahner at Caltech, Teresa Martin at Michigan State University, Teri Browne at the University of South Carolina, and Shelly Blunt at the University of Southern Indiana.

New Administrative Positions in Higher Education for Nine Women

New Administrative Positions in Higher Education for Nine Women

Here is this week’s roundup of women who have been appointed to new administrative positions at colleges and universities throughout the United States. If you have news for our appointments section, please email the information to contact@WIAReport.com.

How Social Media Can Be Used to Counter Negative Stereotypes of Women in STEM Fields

How Social Media Can Be Used to Counter Negative Stereotypes of Women in STEM Fields

In 2018, Alexandra Phillips, now a researcher at the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis at the University of California, Santa Barbara, established Women Doing Science, a site that features photos and profiles of female scientists all over the world. The site currently has almost 100,000 followers. A survey of followers found that images helped alleviate the loneliness of being a woman in a STEM field.

Four Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Endowed Chairs  at Major Universities

Four Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Endowed Chairs at Major Universities

The women appointed to endowed professorships are Nancy Landgraff at Youngtown State University in Ohio, Nancy G. McGehee in the Pamplin College of Business at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Erin Silva at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and Tracy Dennison at the California Institute of Technology.

Caltech's Magdalena Zernicka-Goetz Honored by the Zurich-Based NOMIS Foundation

Caltech’s Magdalena Zernicka-Goetz Honored by the Zurich-Based NOMIS Foundation

The Distinguished Scientist and Scholar Award from the NOMIS Foundation is presented to “pioneering scientists and scholars who, through their innovative, groundbreaking research, have made a significant contribution to their respective fields and who inspire the world around them.”

Society of Developmental Biology Honors Caltech's Magdalena Zernicka-Goetz

Society of Developmental Biology Honors Caltech’s Magdalena Zernicka-Goetz

Dr. Zernicka-Goetz, the Bren Professor of Biology and Biological Engineering at Caltech, has developed methods for tracking living embryos to determine how stem cells are first created, establish their fates, and work together to shape the body.

Laurie Leshin Will Be the First Women to Direct the Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Laurie Leshin Will Be the First Women to Direct the Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Since 2014, Dr. Leshin has served as president of Worcester Poytehcnic Institute in Massachusetts. She is the only woman to lead the university in its more than 150-year history. Dr. Leshin will also serve as vice president of the California Institute of Technology, which operates the laboratory for NASA.

A Trio of Women Who Have Been Appointed to Named Professorships at Research Universities

A Trio of Women Who Have Been Appointed to Named Professorships at Research Universities

The three women scholars who have been appointed to named professorships are Chiara Daraio at the California Institute of Technology, Bana Jabri at the University of Chicago, and Rebecca Hale at the University of North Carolina at Asheville.

Jacqueline Barton of Caltech Honored by the American Chemical Society

Jacqueline Barton of Caltech Honored by the American Chemical Society

Barton is receiving the award for her work on the chemistry of DNA, in particular, her use of transition metal complexes to examine DNA site recognition and reactions. Her work has shown that electrons can migrate rapidly through DNA as long as the double helix is well stacked and undamaged. This property of DNA is important in understanding how DNA is damaged and repaired.

Pamela Björkman to Receive a Major International Award Recognizing Outstanding Women Scientists

Pamela Björkman to Receive a Major International Award Recognizing Outstanding Women Scientists

The Pearl Meister Greengard Prize is presented by The Rockefeller University in New York. Dr. Björkman is being recognized for “discovering key aspects of the immune system that are helping to direct better treatment for infection from viruses and other diseases.” The prize includes a $100,000 honorarium.

Eleven Women Who Have Been Assigned New Administrative Roles in American Higher Education

Eleven Women Who Have Been Assigned New Administrative Roles in American Higher Education

Here is this week’s roundup of women who have been appointed to new administrative positions at colleges and universities throughout the United States.

Ten Women Who Are Taking on New Administrative Roles at American Colleges and Universities

Ten Women Who Are Taking on New Administrative Roles at American Colleges and Universities

Here is this week’s roundup of women who have been appointed to new administrative positions at colleges and universities throughout the United States.

Eight Women Faculty Members Who Have Been Promoted or Assigned to New Roles

Eight Women Faculty Members Who Have Been Promoted or Assigned to New Roles

Taking on new roles are Laura J. Crossey at the University of New Mexico, Michelle Effros at Caltech, Erin H. Moore at Shaw University in North Carolina, Myriam Heiman at MIT, Tania Bruguera at Harvard University, Luzita Vela at the University of Arkansas, Francine Berman at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and La Toya Hart at Jackson Stte University in Mississippi.

Colleges and Universities Announce the Appointment of Nine Women to Administrative Positions

Colleges and Universities Announce the Appointment of Nine Women to Administrative Positions

Here is this week’s roundup of women who have been appointed to new administrative positions at colleges and universities throughout the United States.

Four Women Who Have Been Appointed to Diversity Posts at Colleges and Universities

Four Women Who Have Been Appointed to Diversity Posts at Colleges and Universities

Taking on new diversity roles are Tiffany López at Arizona State University, Alaine Allen at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Lindsey Malcom-Piqueux at the California Institute of Technology, and Joanne Pluff at Hamilton College in Clinton, New York.

Viviana Gradinaru of Caltech Earns the Vilcek Foundation Prize for Creative Promise in Biomedical Science

Viviana Gradinaru of Caltech Earns the Vilcek Foundation Prize for Creative Promise in Biomedical Science

Dr. Gradinaru is a professor of neuroscience and biomedical engineering and director of the Center for Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience at the California Institute of Technology. Her research focuses on deep brain stimulation procedures for treating human neurodegenerative disorders.

In Memoriam: Shirley Marneus, 1936-2020

In Memoriam: Shirley Marneus, 1936-2020

Shirley Marneus ws the founder of Theater Arts at the California Institute of Technology. Over the course of 20 years, she produced and directed dozens of theatrical productions at the university.

Colleges and Universities Appoint 14 Women to New Administrative Positions

Colleges and Universities Appoint 14 Women to New Administrative Positions

Here is this week’s roundup of women who have been appointed to new administrative positions at colleges and universities throughout the United States.

Eight Women Scholars Taking on New Roles in Higher Education

Eight Women Scholars Taking on New Roles in Higher Education

Here is this week’s listing of women faculty members from colleges and universities throughout the United States who have been appointed to new positions or have been assigned new duties.

Fifteen Women Who Have Been Appointed to Administrative Posts at Colleges and Universities

Fifteen Women Who Have Been Appointed to Administrative Posts at Colleges and Universities

Here is this week’s roundup of women who have been appointed to new administrative positions at colleges and universities throughout the United States.

A Dozen Women Who Have Been Appointed to Administrative Posts in Higher Education

A Dozen Women Who Have Been Appointed to Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Here is this week’s roundup of women who have been appointed to new administrative positions at colleges and universities throughout the United States.

In Memoriam: Jane Shell Raymond, 1938-2019

In Memoriam: Jane Shell Raymond, 1938-2019

Dr. Raymond began her career in academia at her alma mater, Reed College, where she taught both chemistry and mathematics. She later taught at the University of Chicago and the University of California, Berkeley. She joined the faculty at the California Institute of Technology in 1977. She retired in 2009.

Frances Arnold Wins the 2019 Bower Award for Achievement in Science From the Franklin Institute

Frances Arnold Wins the 2019 Bower Award for Achievement in Science From the Franklin Institute

Frances H. Arnold, the Linus Pauling Professor of Chemical Engineering, Bioengineering, and Biochemistry at the California Institute of Technology, was honored for “pioneering the development of directed protein evolution,” a monumental step forward in the science of protein engineering.

Jaqueline Barton Wins 2019 National Academy of Sciences Award in Chemical Sciences

Jaqueline Barton Wins 2019 National Academy of Sciences Award in Chemical Sciences

Jaqueline K. Barton is the John G. Kirkwood and Arthur A. Noyes Professor of Chemistry and Norman Davidson Leadership Chair of the Division of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering at the California Institute of Technology.

Fourteen Women "Geniuses" Win MacArthur Fellowships

Fourteen Women “Geniuses” Win MacArthur Fellowships

The Chicago-based MacArthur Foundation has announced the selection of 25 individuals in this year’s class of MacArthur Fellows. Fourteen women are among the 25 new MacArthur Fellows.

In Memoriam: Fiona Cowie, 1963-2018

In Memoriam: Fiona Cowie, 1963-2018

Dr. Cowie began her career at CalTech in 1992 as an instructor in philosophy and was promoted to full professor in 2010. Her research focused on the evolution of the human mind and philosophical questions about language.

A Half Dozen Women Among the 2018 Packard Fellowships for Science and Engineering

A Half Dozen Women Among the 2018 Packard Fellowships for Science and Engineering

Each of the 18 new Packard Fellows will receive $875,000 over five years for them to use to pursue their research interests in physics, chemistry, mathematics, biology, astronomy, computer science, earth science, ocean science, or engineering. This year, one third of the new cohort of Packard Fellows are women.

CalTech Professor Frances Arnold Wins the 2018 Nobel Prize in Chemistry

CalTech Professor Frances Arnold Wins the 2018 Nobel Prize in Chemistry

Frances H. Arnold, the Linus Pauling Professor of Chemical Engineering, Bioengineering, and Biochemistry at the California Institute of Technology, has won the 2018 Nobel Prize in Chemistry. According to the award citation, she is being honored for “the directed evolution of enzymes.”

New Assignments in the Academic World for 14 Women Faculty Members

New Assignments in the Academic World for 14 Women Faculty Members

Here is this week’s listing of women faculty members from colleges and universities throughout the United States who have been appointed to new positions or have been assigned new duties.

The Royal Society of Chemistry Honors CalTech's Jaqueline Barton

The Royal Society of Chemistry Honors CalTech’s Jaqueline Barton

Jaqueline Barton, a professor of chemistry at CalTech, is one of three winners and the only woman to win a 2018 Centenary Prize from the Royal Society of Chemistry in the United Kingdom. From 2015 to 2018, only 8 percent of all scholars who were nominated for this award have been women.