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Grants Awarded Spring 2013


Amanda Carlson, College of Arts and Sciences (A&S)
“Women and Art in Africa”
$10,000.00 awarded to Amanda Carlson, professor of art history in the College of A&S to engage two female students in ethnographic research in Nigeria and Ghana on the role of women in African Art. 


Mary Arico, College of Engineering, Technology, and Architecture (CETA)
“Mad about Science Summer STEM Camp”
$10,000.00 provided to Mary Arico, assistant professor of biomedical engineering in the CETA School.  In its second summer, this will encompass two two-week sessions offering scholarships for 16 middle school girls in the Greater Hartford area interested in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), who will hopefully continue this interest through high school.  Student mentors include Ruthanne Doherty and Lydia Weitzler.


Bill Sanders, College of Arts and Sciences (A&S)
“Beyond Manifest Destiny”
$9,878.00 awarded to Bill Sanders, professor of multimedia web design and development in the College of A & S.   Mari Firkatian, professor of history in the School of Hillyer Humanities, and student Nancy Bencosme ’14, will work with former HCW administrator Miriam Butterworth to translate her Beyond Manifest Destiny research into an online learning tool and teachers’ guide.


David Goldenberg and Linda Moran, Hillyer College and Elizabeth-Leigh Bradley, College of Arts and Sciences (A& S)
“Summer Bridge to Future Women’s Leadership Project”
$10,000.00 awarded to David H. Goldenberg AA ’73, BS ’76, Med ’76, dean;  Linda Moran, assistant professor; Elizabeth-Leigh Bradley, coordinator of academic studies, Department of Psychology, College of Arts and Sciences; and adjunct faculty.  Designed for twenty first-year female students, the program focused on enhancing leadership skills through leadership opportunities.  Successful women from various career paths spoke with the students, sharing their stories and inspiring the young women to exceed as leaders.


Ying Yu, College of Engineering, Technology and Architecture (CETA)
“CETA Ambassadors Program”
$6,900.00 awarded to Ying Yu, assistant professor, electrical and computer engineering in the CETA School.  Yu collaborated with her CETA colleagues to develop outstanding student ambassadors within CETA by engaging female CETA students, who will be trained to serve as ambassadors.  These students will encourage more women to enroll in the STEM fields where they are currently underrepresented.

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