USC WiSE April Newsletter!

USC Women in Science and Engineering

April 2019

Upcoming Events

WiSE Undergraduate Fellows Lunch: Faculty Guests
Thursday, April 5
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
DRB 232

WiSE Undergraduate Fellows Lunch: Mindfulness
Wednesday, April 18
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
DRB 232
RSVPKeep your eye out for more events to come!

Upcoming Deadlines

WiSE Undergraduate Research Experience – Researchers
Application due Monday, April 1
The goal of this program is to provide upper-level undergraduate students with first-hand experience in laboratory-based research and to thereby encourage promising students to pursue graduate studies in the sciences and/or engineering. A $3,000 grant the semester in which research is conducted, $500 during each of the Fall and Spring Semesters for participation in the WiSE Research Programming Series, and $500 in advisor support.

Merit Award for Current Doctoral Students
Application due Monday, April 8
The Merit Award for Current Doctoral Students is offered to current Ph.D. students at USC who demonstrate exceptional work in their field. Two candidates will be chosen from the USC Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences and two from the Viterbi School of Engineering. Candidates are nominated by the faculty. Each one-year WiSE Fellowship carries a stipend of $1,500.

**Project Scientist Academy: STEM Programs for girls ages 4-17
Project Scientist Academy is a summer program on university campuses where girls are immersed in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) learning from a tailored curriculum facilitated by highly skilled and credentialed educators, participating in exciting hands-on experiments and field trips, and daily interactions with female role models from a variety of STEM fields. If you believe your daughter would benefit from a community of like-minded girls that enjoy exploring through the sciences and celebrating their accomplishes, then Project Science is the place for her!


Juhi Jang

Congratulations to Juhi Jang on being selected as a 2019 Simons Fellowship recipient in Mathematics and Physical Sciences.

Amy Childress

Congratulations to Amy Childress on being selected for a 2019-20 Fulbright U.S. Scholar award (to Denmark)​

Sami Assaf

Congratulations to Sami Assaf on her promotion to Associate Professor with tenure.

Stacey Finley

Congratulations to Stacey Finley on her promotion to Associate Professor with tenure.

Articles of Interest

Maximum satisfaction comes from solving the hardest problems (A feature on USC Chemistry Professor Anna Krylov). Read more from Universitat Hamburg. 

U.S. Mathematician becomes first woman to win Abel Prize, ‘Math’s Nobel.’ Read more from NPR. 

First all-female spacewalk canceled because NASA doesn’t have two suits that fit. Read more from the New York Times. 

Female scientists get less money and staff for their first labs. Read more from Nature.