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.