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Julia Ferraioli ’07 Interviews Ashley Gavin ’10 in Google Developers Live Video

Posted February 6, 2014

Ashley Gavin ’10, recently was featured in a Google Developers Live video feature focusing on her work with technology teaching organizations Hopscotch and Girls Who Code. In the video, Gavin, a curriculum consultant to schools, nonprofits, and companies, is interviewed by fellow alumna Julia Ferraioli ’07, a Developer Advocate for Google Cloud Platform. Gavin and […]

Marian Bechtel ’16 Demonstrates Landmine Detection Research at White House Science Fair

Posted November 15, 2012

The White House has been the focus of much attention in the wake of the recent presidential election but the Bryn Mawr College community can take pride in its own recent White House representation: Marian Bechtel ’16 demonstrated her seismo-acoustic method to detect buried landmines at the White House Science Fair in February. In her […]

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

Posted October 6, 2011

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 […]

Chemistry Professor Michelle Francl Talks Women in Science on Irish Radio

Posted September 20, 2011

Chemistry Professor Michelle Francl talks about women in science on the Irish radio program Future Proof. Francl’s segment begins at the 32-minute mark. Francl was asked to do the show after the producers saw her commentary on the topic in the August Nature Chemistry.

Bryn Mawr Chemistry Professor Michelle Francl Pens Commentary and Helps Produce Cover for Latest Nature Chemistry

Posted August 23, 2011

A commentary by Chemistry Professor Michelle Francl appears in the latest issue of Nature Chemistry. Francl was also involved with the creation of the issue’s cover, which features images of many Bryn Mawr alumnae. From the Nature Chemistry website… “To mark the International Year of Chemistry and the hundredth anniversary of the award of the […]

Bryn Mawr President Writes About Closing the Gender Gap in STEM Employment in Inside Higher Ed

Posted August 18, 2011

Spurred by a report by the U.S. Department of Commerce on the continued under-representation of women in STEM jobs, President Jane McAuliffe offers Bryn Mawr as a model in encouraging women to pursue degrees in science, technology, engineering and math in this Inside Higher Ed commentary. From the article… “Bryn Mawr College is in the […]

Five Bryn Mawr Undergraduate Science Majors Receive NSF Graduate Fellowships

Posted May 12, 2011

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 […]

Bryn Mawr Professor Wins First-Ever Mentorship Award From Association for Women in Mathematics

Posted July 28, 2010

Good mentoring can make a career, says Bryn Mawr Professor of Mathematics Rhonda Hughes. Hughes has devoted much of her own career to ensuring that good mentoring is available to women in mathematics. At Bryn Mawr, generations of students have benefited from Hughes’ attention and encouragement, building confidence that is evident in the popularity of […]

Ann Lutes Johnson Summer Lecture Series Brings Prominent Women of Science to BMC

Posted June 24, 2010
photo of Vera Rubin with an assortment of globes

Astronomer Vera Rubin, whose work established the presence of “dark matter” in the universe, will give the first of two lectures in the Ann Lutes Johnson Lecture Series on Monday, July 12, at 4 p.m. in the Ely Room of Wyndham Alumnae House. Bryn Mawr alumna Nancy Craig ’73, who is renowned for her contributions […]

University of Iowa President Sally Mason to Speak

Posted April 1, 2009

On Thursday, April 2, at 7:30 p.m., the “Celebrating Women Scientists as University Presidents” lecture series will continue with a talk by University of Iowa President Sally Mason. Titled “Unexpected Paths: Women in Academic Leadership,” the presentation will take place in Ely Room of Bryn Mawr’s Wyndham Alumnae House. The lecture is sponsored by the […]

Hepburn Center lecture series by scientist/leaders continues Tuesday with Nancy Cantor

Posted February 23, 2009

On Tuesday, Feb. 24, at 7:30 p.m., Syracuse University President and Chancellor Nancy Cantor will continue the Hepburn Center’s “Celebrating Women Scientists as University Presidents” lecture series. Cantor’s talk, titled “Women as Academic Leaders: Insiders with Outsider Values,” will take place in Wyndham Alumnae House’s Ely Room. It is free and open to the public. […]