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Worcester Polytechnic Institute Announces 2017-18 Clare Boothe Luce Research Scholars

Apr 01, 2017 12:54AM ● By Theresa Gilman


(Editor's Note: the following information was provided by the Worcester Polytechnic Institute.)

WORCESTER, MA -- Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) has announced the recipients of the 2017-18 Clare Boothe Luce Research Scholar award.

Erin Morissette of Dracut, Mass., a member of the class of 2019 majoring in physics is one of the eight selected students.

WPI is committed to encouraging and supporting women in fields in which they are traditionally underrepresented. Since its inception in 1989, the Clare Boothe Luce Program has been one of the most significant sources of support for women seeking to study science, engineering, and mathematics. These awards recognize the students' academic accomplishments and provide them with the opportunity to deepen their education by working on a research project in computer science, mathematical sciences, physics, or robotics. Each student will work closely with a Luce faculty mentor throughout the process and a research advisor.

These research awards are made possible through a Clare Boothe Luce Research Scholar grant from the Henry Luce Foundation. WPI's Clare Boothe Luce Research Scholars are selected based on academic excellence and the perceived quality of their proposed research projects, and are mentored by women WPI faculty throughout their research experience.

About Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Founded in 1865 in Worcester, Mass., WPI is one of the nation's first engineering and technology universities. Its 14 academic departments offer more than 50 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in science, engineering, technology, business, the social sciences, and the humanities and arts, leading to bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees. WPI's talented faculty work with students on interdisciplinary research that seeks solutions to important and socially relevant problems in fields as diverse as the life sciences and bioengineering, energy, information security, materials processing, and robotics. Students also have the opportunity to make a difference to communities and organizations around the world through the university's innovative Global Projects Program. There are more than 40 WPI project centers throughout the Americas, Africa, Asia-Pacific, and Europe.

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