Lafayette made a strong showing at the first annual Clare Boothe Luce Program for Women in STEM, bringing more CBL scholars than any other participating school.
“The inaugural Clare Boothe Luce Networking and Academic Conference was a wonderful way to bring together the undergraduate scholars and faculty from different institutions committed to supporting and advancing women leadership in STEM,” said Wendy Hill, director of the
Hanson Center for Inclusive STEM Education, who co-facilitated a workshop on “Imposter Phenomenon” with Jenn Rossmann, professor of mechanical engineering.
“The day was a terrific opportunity to learn from one another and harness new ideas and approaches to bring back to our respective campuses,” Hill added. “It also helped to reinforce the good work we have been doing at Lafayette in engineering through our Clare Boothe Luce Research Scholars Program as our students demonstrated real leadership both during the research presentation session and the workshops.”
Held at the Ford Foundation for Social Justice in New York City, the July 20 conference also showcased the work of student researchers. Lafayette was well represented as Erin O’Leary ’25 moderated a panel on “Understanding the Graduate School Application Process,” and nearly a
dozen other students delivered formal presentations about their research.