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Congratulations to Dr. Lily Young:
Appointed Provost of Rutgers - New Brunswick

Dr. Lily Young    

Please join us in congratulating Dr. Lily Young, professor of environmental microbiology and dean of international programs at the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences (SEBS), on her appointment as Provost of Rutgers University–New Brunswick, effective October 1, 2014.

As Provost, Dr. Young’s primary responsibility will be to work with Chancellor's office and with New Brunswick deans and directors to strategically recruit, promote, and develop New Brunswick faculty.  

Read more here...


Nominate Young Scientist for the Blavatnik Awards

Deadline for Nominations of National Awards for faculty - November 25, 2014. Deadline for Nomination of Regional Awards for Post-Docs - December 2, 2014.

Deadline for Nominations of National Awards for faculty - November 25, 2014

Gloria Steinem Endowed Chair Campaign at Rutgers

Rutgers Today - "Rutgers has launched a campaign to create an endowed chair named for Gloria Steinem – one of the most prominent modern American feminists – that...

Diversity in STEM: What It Is and Why It Matters

Blogs Scientific American - "Innovations resulting from science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields have positively touched...

Happy Ada Lovelace Day. Take Our Quiz on Women in Science

The Guaridian - "To mark Ada Lovelace Day, a celebration of women in science, technology, engineering and maths (Stem), find out how much you know about women...

Why Students Leave STEM

Edutopia - "There was a recent report (PDF, 1.6MB) that put out some alarming data about the attrition of students in STEM college courses. The numbers say that 48 percent of...

Science By, Of and For the People

NSF -  "William Burgos fell in love with the cangrejos quickly. Soon he was no longer William Burgos, Puerto Rican citizen asking the...

Professors Bennett & Uhrich for Honors

Please join SciWomen in congratulating Professors Joan W. Bennett and Kathryn Uhrich for the recent recognition of their accomplishments and contributions to their respective scientific fields.

Attend "Transforming STEM Higher Education" Conference

The Association of American Colleges and Universities and Project Kaleidoscope invite you to attend the Transforming STEM Higher Education Conference. The conference will address both the importance of increasing the number of...

Stephanie L. Kwolek, Inventor of Kevlar, Is Dead at 90

The New York Times - "Stephanie L. Kwolek, a DuPont chemist who invented the technology behind Kevlar, a virtually bulletproof fiber that has saved thousands of lives, died on Wednesday in...

The Best Cities For STEM Job Openings Right Now

Forbes - "STEM occupations–described as those requiring a degree in science, technology, engineering, and math related subjects–currently account for more than 10% of jobs in the United States...

Working Families Need Support

AWIS - "On June 23, 2014, the Association for Women in Science (AWIS) will join the White House Council on Women and Girls, the Center...

Breaking a Glass Ceiling

Rutgers Magazine - "Anne Mosenthal, who was recently named the chair of the Department of Surgery at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, is one of just five women heading up academic...

Teach a Girl to Lead

Tag Rutgers - The Center for American Women and Politics is proud to unveil our newest initiative,...

Take a Survey for Child Care Needs Assessment

Faculty & Staff Bulletin - "PRAB, a New Brunswick-based community service organization, in collaboration with the...

Apply Today: Rutgers Gender and Visual Studies Program

Apply to the Institute for Research on Women's Fall 2014 Learning Community: Feminist Optics: Gender and Visual Studies if you are interested in: Feminist art, Film, video or photography studies, Arts activism...

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Upcoming Events

Deadline for Nominations of National Awards for faculty - November 25, 2014. Deadline for Nominations of Regional Awards for Post-docs - December 2, 2014. Please refer to the Nomination Guidelines for detailed information and instructions.
Date: Tuesday, November 25, 2014 (All day)
Are you a graduate student, a post doctoral candidate, researcher, a professor or a pharmaceutical professional? If yes, this event is a must attend for you.
Date: Thursday, December 4, 2014 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Location: 675 US Highway One, North Brunswick, NJ, 08902 675 US Highway One North Brunswick, NJ 08902
Date: Thursday, March 19, 2015 - 8:00am to 8:00pm
Location: Frick Chemistry Laboratory, 100 Stellarator Road, Princeton,, NJ 08540
Partners: Princeton Plasma Physics laboratory

My Story

Areas of Interest: Neurobiology.
My Story: When I was growing up, I did not have a strong scientific influence in my life. Neither of my parents were scientists and I was born in Taiwan and raised during World War II. Needless to say, my education was not very steady. My father died young, so I was raised by my mother in a family of five children. She made sure education was the focus of the household. As the middle child, I felt blessed with more space away from parental scrutiny. I always loved to observe things. I could watch lines of ants for hours. After WWII, the island was still at war with mainland China and there were routine...