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Women in STEM Leadership: Clare Boothe Luce 25th Anniversary Professors Conference

Two female students with microscope - LGCurrent and Former Clare Boothe Luce Program Professors

Join us for an all-expense-paid two-day conference focusing on women's leadership in STEM to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the professorship program.

November 8 - 9

Lincoln Center Campus
Fordham University

You will receive complimentary travel and hotel accommodations and admission to all conference events.

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Keynote Speakers 

Cynthia FriendDr. Cynthia Friend is a physical chemist whose current research is focused on developing solutions to important problems in energy usage and environmental chemistry. She holds the T.W. Richards Professorship in Chemistry (1998-present) and is a professor of materials science in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) at Harvard University. Friend joined the faculty in 1982 as a member of the chemistry department after completing postdoctoral research at Stanford University and earning her PhD from the University of California, Berkeley. In 1989, Friend was promoted to become the first female full professor of chemistry at Harvard.  

She previously held several leadership positions at Harvard, including associate dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences (2002-05), chair of the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology (2004-07), and associate director of the Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (2002-2011), and she is a former Radcliffe trustee (1990-93). Friend also served as associate director of the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory at Stanford University (2011-2012) while on leave from Harvard.

Shirley MalcomDr. Shirley Malcom is head of education and human resources at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). She works to improve the quality of science education and increase access to education and careers in STEM. She is a trustee of Caltech, a regent of Morgan State University, and  a member of the SUNY Research Council. She served on the National Science Board, the policymaking body of the National Science Foundation, and on President Clinton's Committee of Advisors on Science and Technology. Malcom, a native of Birmingham, Alabama, received a PhD in ecology from Penn State, a master's in zoology from UCLA, and a bachelor's in zoology from the University of Washington. She holds 16 honorary degrees.

Malcom serves on the boards of the Heinz Endowments, Public Agenda, the National Math-Science Initiative and Digital Promise. In 2003, she received the Public Welfare Medal of the National Academy of Sciences, the highest award given by the academy.

Conference Schedule

Lodging and Travel

Arrangements for overnight stay will be made at the Empire Hotel. When you register for the conference, you will automatically be booked for a room provided through this conference. Hotel accommodations are for one night only, Sunday, November 8, 2015. Checkout time is 11 a.m. on Monday, November 9, 2015. 

Complimentary travel arrangements must be booked through Omega Travel at 800-545-1003 [8:30 a.m. - 6 p.m. Eastern] or emailing [email protected] and referencing the Fordham University Clare Boothe Luce Preofessors Conference. Please note that all travel preferences will be taken under consideration, within reason, when booking, but there may be some restrictions. Please book early!

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About the Clare Boothe Luce Program 

Henry Luce FoundationThe Clare Boothe Luce Program strives to increase the participation of women in the sciences and engineering at every level of higher education. Grants are awarded to colleges and universities to encourage women to enter, study, graduate, and teach in science, mathematics and engineering. Thus far, the program has supported more than 1900 women.