Postdoctoral Scientists Brooke Russell, a member of the Kam-Biu Luk lab, is one of five scientists awarded grants to advance groundbreaking research and encourage the next generation of diverse women to pursue careers in STEM fields. Dr. Russell is helping develop a new technology that promises to revolutionize the study of neutrinos and other subatomic particles.
Today, L'Oréal USA announced the recipients of its 2021 For Women in Science (FWIS) Fellowship, an annual program that awards five female postdoctoral scientists $60,000 grants to advance their research. This year's Fellows conduct research in the areas of neurobiology, microbiology and biogeochemistry, physics, and materials chemistry. In addition to grant funding, Fellows receive mentorship, career coaching and recognition.
"As a company deeply rooted in science, L'Oréal proudly recognizes and supports our 2021 For Women in Science Fellows who are pioneering research in their fields and serving as role models for the next generation of scientists," said Stéphane Rinderknech, President & CEO, L'Oréal USA. "As the world has become increasingly aware of the importance of science in securing our collective future, we are more committed than ever to supporting women in science throughout the many stages of their career journeys."
L'Oréal USA will recognize the 2021 FWIS Fellows with a slate of programming this week in collaboration with the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), National Academy of Sciences, and the Girl Scouts of Greater New York, among others.
Read more about Brooke and all five fellowship recipients here.