Amherst Awarded $223,200 to Support Summer Science Research for Women

Submitted on Friday, 12/20/2013, at 9:19 AM

December 11, 2013

Chemistry student in goggles

The Henry Luce Foundation, an organization committed to broadening knowledge and encouraging the highest standards of service and leadership, has awarded Amherst College a $223,200 Clare Boothe Luce (CBL) Program grant to support summer science research opportunities for Amherst women. Tanya Leise, associate professor of mathematics, will serve as project director for the three-year grant, which will provide undergraduate research awards to a total of 24 students to undertake immersive research projects and travel to professional conferences to present their research.

Sleep + Extra Darkness = Math Prof’s Formula for Combating Jet Lag

Submitted on Tuesday, 12/20/2011, at 4:35 PM

December 19, 2011

Travelers who have taken long flights eastward know it all too well: The sluggish, altogether unpleasant feeling one experiences waking up the first day in a new time zone. For some, that condition of desynchronosis, or jet lag, can be a mere annoyance. For others, it can be a real vacation headache, disrupting sleep patterns and digestion for days.

What They Are Reading

Assistant Professor of Mathematics Tanya Leise, part of a nine-person team to receive a $1 million biomathematics grant from the National Science Foundation this year, writes about the books on her figurative bedside table.