Grant helps address national gender gap in three science disciplines

The Foundation is proud to support women undergraduates majoring in computer science, engineering, and physics at Hope College. Students will not only participate in collaborative faculty-student research and receive mentorship from female professionals, but they will also become mentors themselves through community outreach. We are excited to help Hope College address the national gender gap in STEM fields through these multifaceted opportunities.

A grant to Hope College from the Clare Boothe Luce Program of the Henry Luce Foundation will help Hope address the national gender gap in STEM fields by providing research experiences and mentoring support to female Hope students majoring in computer science, engineering and physics, as well as community outreach for younger female students from the area. The $223,621 Clare Boothe Luce Undergraduate Research award will support 18 students, with the college providing resources for another four. Starting this spring, the competitive program will add approximately seven freshmen per year for three years.

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