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New scholarships for women engineers

In recognition of the 40th anniversary of undergraduate women at Lehigh, President Alice P. Gast announced that the university has established a new $1 million endowed scholarship program to support women studying in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields. At Lehigh today, one in four undergraduate engineering students are women, which exceeds the national average of 18.6 percent. “Lehigh is a leader in educating female engineering students and this scholarship support will give us the opportunity to build on that leadership,” said Gast, an internationally renowned chemical engineer. “We want to send the message that Lehigh is a great place for young women to pursue science, mathematics and engineering. There is a national need for well-educated STEM graduates and it is important to increase the number of women going into these fields.”

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