Science Achievement Graduate Fellows
The Science Achievement Graduate Fellows program provides support packages that include graduate scholarships, available to each of the seven Eberly Science department graduate programs, and named after women scientists who are recognized as having achieved profound and lasting contributions to their fields:
- Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin Science Achievement Graduate Scholarship in Astronomy
- Barbara McClintock Science Achievement Graduate Scholarship in Biology
- Rosalind E. Franklin Science Achievement Graduate Scholarship in BMB
- Marie Sklodowska Curie Science Achievement Graduate Scholarship in Chemistry
- Maryam Mirzakhani Science Achievement Graduate Scholarship in Mathematics
- Mildred Dresselhaus Science Achievement Graduate Scholarship in Physics
- Janet L. Norwood Science Achievement Graduate Scholarship in Statistics
These prestigious scholarships are unique in STEM and provide a high level of recognition to the awardees, which will continue throughout their careers.
Theoretical astrophysicist and popular science writer Katie Mack will present the spring 2023 Science Achievement Graduate Fellows (SAGF) Lecture on Monday, January 23, at 1 p.m. in Foster Auditorium in Paterno Library on the Penn State University Park campus.
In addition to providing graduate scholarships, the program sponsors, with funds from the Russell E. Marker Lecture series, annually two distinguished lectures in the college in honor of the women for whom the graduate scholarships are named. These lectures rotate among the seven departments. The invited lectures will be given by individuals who are currently prominent in their respective fields and have demonstrated record of supporting women and gender-diverse individuals. The current scholarship holders select the lecturers and act as hosts for the lecture.