Hope College Looking To Boost Female Participation In Science Related Fields

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Hope College is taking part in a national effort aimed at growing the number of women who work in fields related to science, technology, engineering and math.

Three female professors at Hope were selected to participate in a project by the National Science Foundation to create a mentoring network to help female faculty at undergraduate universities succeed and advance in their careers.

“Ultimately, the network is expected to encourage the entry of more women into STEM disciplines,” according to a statement from the college.

The professors are: Stephanie Edwards, associate professor mathematics; Vicki-Lynn Holmes, assistant professor of mathematics and education; and Catherine Mader, professor of physics.

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