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
The Scholarship Review Committee congratulates the winners for their efforts and performance in the Scholarship Competition considering these winners among the finest young women of scientific aptitude that New Jersey can offer.
1st place: Shweta Modi, Edison High School, Edison, NJ
2nd place: Katherine Chew, Bergen County Academies, Hackensack, NJ & Francesca Gualano, High Point Regional High School, Sussex
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Scholarships are given to New Jersey women in their senior year of high school who undertake a science, technology, engineering, or math course of study in the college. Like each year, this year also, applicants from all parts of New Jersey applied. For winners we look for especially high academic performance, activity in a wide variety of extracurricular activities and exceptional support from their recommenders.
Winners also wrote well written, thought-provoking essays enlightening our review committee about the lives and aspirations of our applicants, and about the accomplishments of inspirational New Jersey women scientists.
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Jacob Harel, Tanya Chowdhury Flora Ma,