Association for Women in Science recognizes that mentoring impacts not only the direct beneficiaries, but also induces a ripple effect. At our inaugural awarding event, meet these successful women panelists and hear their stories about how mentoring has impacted their professional growth.
Dr. Jacquelyn Litt is the recipient of 2017 Association for Women in Science, New Jersey Women in STEM Mentoring Excellence award.
Dr.Jacquelyn Litt is the Dean of Douglass Residential College and the Douglass Campus and Professor in Women’s and Gender Studies and Sociology. Dr. Litt has a distinguished record of scholarship, teaching, and administrative service that focuses on women’s issues.She is a national expert on faculty mentoring and consults on mentoring program development around the country.
Established in 1995, AWIS NJ empowers and promotes women scientists through programs that facilitate career development, education, networking, leadership and entrepreneurial opportunities.
For close to 20 years, we have been offering STEM scholarships to female high school students from all parts of New Jersey who display high academic performance, are active in extracurricular activities and plan to pursue STEM careers.
The 2016 high school STEM scholarship winners were highly recommended. Their thought-provoking essays enlightened the review committee about the lives and aspirations of the applicants as well as the accomplishments of inspirational New Jersey women scientists. Our reviewers consider the winners among the top young women of scientific aptitude that New Jersey can offer.
2016 AWIS New Jersey High School STEM Scholarship Review Committee
Michael P. Shakarjian, PhD (Chair)
Roberta Batorsky, PhD
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Join us for a conversation with the team from Sustainable Health Enterprises (SHE), a social venture that invests in people and ideas that are typically overlooked (and often taboo) as vehicles of social and economic change. The United Nations has reported that only 43% of girls in developing nations attend secondary school, largely because of poor access to feminine hygiene products during their so-called “week of shame”. Availability of affordable feminine care products could make it easier for them to attend school and work.
SHE partnered with MIT, North Carolina State University, the Kigali Institute of Science and Technology and former Kimberly Clark leaders to address this taboo subject with serious yet largely unspoken implications.
Brinda is a Neuroendocrinologist with extensive experience in healthcare R&D, technology licensing, and alliance management. Her research is focused on women’s health and behavior, with many publications on hormone therapy, mood, quality of life, osteoporosis, depression, vaginal infections, and libido. She has been a champion of improved diagnosis and treatment of conditions affecting women, working with the National Osteoporosis Foundation, Kaiser Foundation, Society for the Advancement of Women’s Health Research, and the Mayo Clinic.In the pharmaceutical industry, Brinda held management positions in Clinical Research, Medical Affairs, Business Development and Global Strategic Planning at Glaxo SmithKilne, Solvay/ Abbvie, and Johnson and Johnson. She is currently is managing a technical and strategic consulting company, working with biotech startups, and volunteering with global women’s health nonprofit organizations. She still enjoys travel (3.5 million lifetime airline miles), sightseeing, hiking, and cooking.
The winners of 20th annual AWIS-CJC High School STEM Scholarships will be announced.