The P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science (RCEAS) has received a grant from the Henry Luce Foundation to offer women engineering majors further opportunities to conduct research.
The award through the foundation’s Clare Booth Luce Program provides two years of research funding for women undergraduates, including a 10-week summer fellowship, support for part-time work during the academic year, and an annual allowance for conference travel and lab fees. In return, Clare Boothe Luce Research Scholars will participate in the engineering college’s annual David and Lorraine Freed Undergraduate Research Symposium and its weeklong summer CHOICES (Charting Horizons and Opportunities in Careers in Engineering and Science) camp, in which engineering faculty and students introduce middle-school girls to engineering.
S. David Wu, Iacocca Professor and dean of the engineering college, announced the receipt of the Henry Luce Foundation grant along with the establishment of the new Lehigh Engineering Undergraduate Summer Research Fellowship, which is open to both men and women. The two new programs, said Wu, will help the college increase research opportunities for undergraduate students while attracting more women to engineering.