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Bryn Mawr Research Associate Katherine Marenco Attends White House Event Announcing New Family-Friendly NSF Initiative

Posted October 6, 2011
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Bryn Mawr College Research Associate Katherine N. Marenco joined First Lady Michelle Obama, fellow researchers and scientists, university presidents and administrators, heads of various scientific organizations, and others at the White House last week for an event marking the announcement of the National Science Foundation Career-Life Balance Initiative. The initiative implements across all NSF programs […]

Five Bryn Mawr Undergraduate Science Majors Receive NSF Graduate Fellowships

Posted May 12, 2011
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Bryn Mawr’s tradition of fostering women’s advanced study in the sciences is particularly evident this spring, as three graduating seniors and two undergraduate alumnae accept prestigious grants from the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program. The program, which “recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines who are […]

Evan Schneider ’10 Wins NSF Graduate Research Fellowship for Study of Astrophysics

Posted May 12, 2011
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Evan Schneider ’10, of Lynchburg, Va., is one of five Bryn Mawr graduates and alumnae who have been awarded a 2011 Graduate Research Fellowship from the National Science Foundation. Now a graduate student in astrophysics at the University of Arizona, Schneider plans research into an improved method for detecting black holes that serve as the nuclei of galaxies.

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow Katy Tolfree ’99 Returns to Astophysics to Study Galactic Evolution

Posted May 12, 2011
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The fifth Bryn Mawr A.B. to win a 2011 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship is Katy Tolfree ’99, who has recently returned to academe after an absence of several years to pursue a Ph.D. in astrophysics at the Johns Hopkins University. Her research focuses on the evolution of spiral galaxies.

NSF Graduate Research Fellow Rebecca Rebhuhn-Glanz to Study Advanced Algebra at Michigan

Posted May 12, 2011
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2011 Bryn Mawr NSF Graduate Research Fellows Kerstin Baer ’11 Rebecca Rebhuhn-Glanz ’11 Evan Schenider ’10 Katy Tolfree ’99 Samantha Wood ’11 Rebecca Rebhuhn-Glanz of Highland Park, N.J., is one of five Bryn Mawr graduates and alumnae who have been awarded a 2011 Graduate Research Fellowship from the National Science Foundation. Rebhuhn-Glanz plans to pursue […]

Bryn Mawr Historian Wins NSF Grant for Study of Medieval Automata

Posted July 12, 2010
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Assistant Professor of History Elly Truitt  recently received a Scholar’s Award from the National Science Foundation to fund a year’s time doing research for and writing her new book, tentatively titled Magical Mechanisms: Automata in the Medieval West. “Automata—artificial objects that are, or appear to be, self-moving—were culturally significant in medieval Europe,” says Truitt in […]

NSF grant to fund teacher-ed program focusing on environmental projects as learning aids for science

Posted February 24, 2009
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Professor of Mathematics Victor Donnay and several colleagues have received a $300,000 planning grant from the National Science Foundation to design a model program that will help local teachers use real-world environmental sustainability projects to engage students in science and math. Read more »

NSF Awards Grant to Bryn Mawr and Spelman To Increase Number of Women in Mathematics

Posted January 24, 2008
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The National Science Foundation recently announced that it will invest a further $1.1 million in EDGE (Enhancing Diversity in Graduate Education), a program founded and led by Bryn Mawr Professor of Mathematics Rhonda Hughes and Spelman College Professor of Mathematics Sylvia Bozeman. EDGE is designed to encourage women, especially women from underrepresented groups, to complete […]