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Bryn Mawr College Physics Department

The official biography below was current at the time of the award. See the organization’s website for its latest information.

The Bryn Mawr Physics Department has developed a diverse program of effective mentoring activities ranging from student recruitment, course strategies, research experiences, career counseling, and support networks that can easily be replicated. In 1993-97, the college awarded undergraduate physics degrees to women at a rate ten times the national average. About one-third of their physics graduates pursue doctoral degrees in physics or in related fields. From 30 to 50 female students participate in the program every year. Currently, 5 percent of Bryn Mawr College's graduating class consists of physics majors, about 100 times the national average.