This month, Smith welcomed ten female Iraqi undergraduates from the College of Science for Women at the University of Baghdad. The students are participating in the State Department’s NeXXt Scholars Initiative, which is encouraging young women from Muslim-majority countries to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and math through partnerships with U.S. women’s colleges.
The Smith College Twitter feed (@SmithCollege) recently posted this great photo of Associate Professor of Engineering Paul Voss with the caption “What I did during J-Term: Professor Paul Voss is in Antarctica flying balloons with Norwegian researchers.”
Smith alumna Sandra Laney '96, MA '02 developed the NeXXt Scholars Program.
The recently created NeXXt Scholars Program is a partnership between the U.S. Department of State and American women’s colleges. The program is designed to increase opportunities for women from Muslim-majority countries to pursue undergraduate degrees in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) [...]
Geneviève de Mijolla ’13 has been awarded a one-year $10,000 scholarship as a NASA MUST Scholar. The Motivating Undergraduates in Science and Technology (MUST) scholarship program encourages students from underserved and underrepresented groups to enter science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
Geneviève, who is from France, is a double major in engineering and physics at Smith. [...]