Nishimura and Cornell Scientistas win 2017 Changing the Face of STEM Grant
Prof. Nishimura and the Scientistas will use the grant to fund an interactive Girls in STEM workshop series called, "Nevertheless, She Persisted" to promote STEM education among middle school girls and provide them with the resources and tools necessary to become future leaders in STEM. The series will seek to address and dispel the lingering perception that women do not belong in STEM. Dr. Nishimura and the undergraduate students she advises will lead discussions about gender stereotyping and self-perception; workshops will also include hands-on math and science activities, in-person lab tours at Cornell and faculty guest speakers.
ABOUT the CTFS Program: Now in its second year, the CTFS program supports former L'Oréal USA For Women in Science (FWIS) fellows in their efforts to inspire the next generation of girls in STEM. Members of the L'Oréal USA FWIS alumni network were invited to apply for $2,500 grants to help fund new or existing mentoring projects in their communities. The awards will be administered by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), L'Oréal USA's official FWIS partner.
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