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In Memoriam: Mary Frances Wagley, 1927-2020

In Memoriam: Mary Frances Wagley, 1927-2020

After earning degrees in chemistry at MIT and Oxford Univerity, Dr. Wagley began her teaching career at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts. She later taught at Johns Hopkins University and Goucher College, both in Baltimore.

Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Assignments in Higher Education

Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Assignments in Higher Education

The six women faculty in new roles are Siqi Zheng at MIT, Cristin Gavin at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, Kathryn Birkeland at the University of South Dakota, Charrise M. Barron at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, Susan Crawford Sullivan at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts, and Sharon A. Simmons at Jackson State University in Mississippi.

American Institute of Physics Gives the Science Communications Award to Professor Susan Hockfield

American Institute of Physics Gives the Science Communications Award to Professor Susan Hockfield

Susan Hockfield is a professor of neuroscience, a member of the Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research, and president emerita at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She was honored for her book, The Age of Living Machines: How Biology Will Build the Next Technology Revolution.

In Memoriam: Angelika Amon, 1967-2020

In Memoriam: Angelika Amon, 1967-2020

Angelika Amon, the Kathleen and Curtis Marble Professor of Cancer Research at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, made profound contributions to our understanding of the fundamental biology of the cell.

Five Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Assignments in Academia

Five Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Assignments in Academia

Taking on new roles are Claudia Rankine at New York Univerity, Lydia Moland at Colby College in Waterville, Maine, Pamela VanHaitsma, at Pennsylvania State University, Fotini Christia at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Heather Nachtmann at the University of Arkansas.

New Administrative Duties for Ten Women in Higher Education

New Administrative Duties for Ten Women 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.

The First Woman Dean of the School of Science at MIT

The First Woman Dean of the School of Science at MIT

Nergis Mavalvala, the Curtis and Kathleen Marble Professor of Astrophysics, has been named the new dean of School of Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Professor Mavalvala is known for her pioneering work in gravitational-wave detection.

Eight Women Who Will Be Taking on New Administrative Duties at Colleges and Universities

Eight Women Who Will Be Taking on New Administrative Duties 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.

University of California, Santa Cruz's Tesla Jeltema Honored by the American Physical Society

University of California, Santa Cruz’s Tesla Jeltema Honored by the American Physical Society

Dr. Jeltema, whose research addresses cosmological questions such as the nature of dark matter and dark energy and the evolution of galaxies, founded the university’s Women in Physics and Astrophysics group in 2011 and serves as its faculty adviser. She is being honored for her mentorship activities.

Women Named Dreyfus Teacher-Scholars for Research & Teaching in Chemistry

Women Named Dreyfus Teacher-Scholars for Research & Teaching in Chemistry

Winners of these awards are within the first five years of their academic careers, have each created an outstanding independent body of scholarship in the chemical sciences, and are deeply committed to education.

Harvard Scholar Wins the John Bates Clark Medal From the American Economics Association

Harvard Scholar Wins the John Bates Clark Medal From the American Economics Association

Melissa Dell, a professor of economics at Harvard University, won the coveted prize that is awarded annually to an American economist under the age of 40 for making significant contributions to thought and knowledge in the field.

In Memoriam: Vera Stepen Pless, 1931-2020

In Memoriam: Vera Stepen Pless, 1931-2020

Dr. Pless was one of the world’s top experts in the field of error-correcting codes. She taught in the mathematics department at the University of Illinois at Chicago from 1975 to 2006.

Cornell University Philosopher Wins the American Philosophical Association’s Book Prize

Cornell University Philosopher Wins the American Philosophical Association’s Book Prize

Kate Manne associate professor of philosophy in the College of Arts and Sciences at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, has won the 2019 American Philosophical Association’s Book Prize. The biennial prize is awarded in odd years for the best-published book written by a younger philosophy scholar.

New Endowment Fund at MIT to Support Women Doctoral Students in International Affairs

New Endowment Fund at MIT to Support Women Doctoral Students in International Affairs

The endowment fund was made possible by a gift from Jeanne Guillemin, an expert on the use of biological and chemical weapons who has bee a research associate and senior advisor at the MIT Security Studies Program since 2006.

Karen Viskupic Named President of the National Association of Geoscience Teachers

Karen Viskupic Named President of the National Association of Geoscience Teachers

Karen Viskupic is an assistant research professor of geosciences at Boise State University in Idaho. She works with geoscience faculty on curriculum development and assessment, advises all undergraduate geoscience students, and works on several campus-wide initiatives to improve undergraduate and graduate STEM student success. 

Julia Greer Is the New Director of the Kavli Nanoscience Institute at the California Institute of Technology

Julia Greer Is the New Director of the Kavli Nanoscience Institute at the California Institute of Technology

Dr. Greer’s research is highly interdisciplinary and focuses on creating 3-D micro- and nano-architected materials using 3-D lithography, nanofabrication, and additive manufacturing techniques. She joined the faculty at CalTech in 2007 and was promoted to full professor in 2013.

Two Women Scholars Honored With Blavatnik Regional Awards

Two Women Scholars Honored With Blavatnik Regional Awards

Supporting outstanding postdoctoral scientists from academic research institutions across New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut since 2007, the Blavatnik Regional Awards recognize outstanding researchers in three scientific disciplinary categories: Life Sciences, Physical Sciences & Engineering, and Chemistry.

Five Women Appointed to Named Professorships at Major Universities

Five Women Appointed to Named Professorships at Major Universities

The women appointed to named chairs are Diane K. Denis at the University of Pittsburgh, Catriona MacLeod at the University of Chicago, Suzanne Berger at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Hanna Pickard at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, and Carolyn Kitch at Temple University in Philadelphia.

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.

University of Pennsylvania Study Finds Gender Gap Among High Performing Math Students

University of Pennsylvania Study Finds Gender Gap Among High Performing Math Students

The results of the study showed that among the top 500 highest-scoring 9th grade students participating in the American Mathematics Competition, there was a 4.6-to-1 boys to girls ratio. That gap only widens as the students get older.

Four Women Recognized as Emerging Leaders by <em>Nature</em>

Four Women Recognized as Emerging Leaders by Nature

Four women were among the 11 early-to-mid career scientists recognized as emerging leaders in their field by Nature, an international journal of science. One of the four teaches in the United States and one of the four received her Ph.D. in the United States.

Cornell University is Launching a New Program for Women Entrepreneurs in STEM Fields

Cornell University is Launching a New Program for Women Entrepreneurs in STEM Fields

Andrea Ippolito, executive director of the engineering management program and eLab instructor at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, is launching a new program called W.E. (women entrepreneurs) Cornell. Program participants will be provided with networking opportunities, mentorship, and leadership development.

Study Finds That the Math Gender Gap in Ninth Grade Is Large But It Expands Further As Girls Get Older

Study Finds That the Math Gender Gap in Ninth Grade Is Large But It Expands Further As Girls Get Older

The study by researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the University of Pennsylvania, found that of the top 5,000 ninth graders in the American Mathematics Competitions, only 30 percent were female. In the top 500, 18 percent were female and in the top 50, 8 percent were female.

The Next Leader of the School of Engineering at Alfred University in New York

The Next Leader of the School of Engineering at Alfred University in New York

For the past 10 years, Gabrielle Gaustad has been on the faculty at the Rochester Institute of Technology in New York. Most recently, Dr. Gaustad was an associate professor and program coordinator for the master’s degree program of the Golisano Institute for Sustainability at the Rochester Institute of Technology.

Fifteen Women Who Are Taking on New Administrative Duties at Colleges and Universities

Fifteen Women Who Are Taking on New Administrative Duties 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.

Three Women Scholars Appointed to Endowed Chairs at Major Universities

Three Women Scholars Appointed to Endowed Chairs at Major Universities

The three women scholars who were recently appointed to endowed chairs are Rebecca Saxe at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Ruth Yeazell at Yale University in Connecticut, and Elizabeth Cerejido at the University of Miami in Florida.

Ten Women Scholars Taking on New Assignments at Colleges and Universities

Ten Women Scholars Taking on New Assignments at Colleges and Universities

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.

Mount Holyoke College's Darby Dyer Received the Distinguished Scientist Medal

Mount Holyoke College’s Darby Dyer Received the Distinguished Scientist Medal

M. Darby Dyer, the Kennedy Schelkunoff Professor of Astronomy and chair of the department of astronomy at Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, Massachusetts, was honored for lifetime achievement by the Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute.

MIT Compiles Archives of Its Pioneering Women Faculty Members

MIT Compiles Archives of Its Pioneering Women Faculty Members

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology Libraries has launched a new initiative to acquire and preserve the archives of women faculty members. The effort began by asking faculty members who are nearing the end of their careers to consider donating their papers to the archive. So far four faculty members have complied and donated 234 boxes of material to the libraries.

New Assignments for 18 Women Scholars at Colleges and Universities

New Assignments for 18 Women Scholars at Colleges and Universities

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.

New Assignments for 14 Women Faculty Members in Higher Education

New Assignments for 14 Women Faculty Members 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.

Professor Joan Jonas Will Receive the Kyoto Prize in the Arts and Philosophy

Professor Joan Jonas Will Receive the Kyoto Prize in the Arts and Philosophy

Joan Jonas, professor emerita in the Program in Art, Culture, and Technology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, has been affiliated with the university since 1998. Originally a sculptor, Professor Jonas is a pioneer in video and performance art.

New Roles for 10 Women Scholars at Colleges and Universities Throughout the United States

New Roles for 10 Women Scholars at Colleges and Universities Throughout the United States

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.

A Dozen Women Faculty Members Taking on New Assignments in Higher Education

A Dozen Women Faculty Members Taking on New Assignments 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.

MIT's Ann Graybiel to Be Awarded the 2018 Gruber Prize in Neuroscience

MIT’s Ann Graybiel to Be Awarded the 2018 Gruber Prize in Neuroscience

Her research has implications for the study of Parkinson’s and Huntington’s Disease, ADHD, and in neuropsychiatric disorders such as Tourette’s Syndrome. She will receive a gold medal and a $500,000 award at the annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience in San Diego this coming November.