Clare Boothe Luce Undergraduate Research Scholar

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Undergraduate researcher Namrata Ramani (Kaner group) has been accepted to the Clare Boothe Luce Research Scholars Program.  

“I am very fortunate to have been granted the Clare Boothe Luce Undergraduate Research Scholarship for the rest of my time here at UCLA, in which I’ll be able to further my research with the Kaner group, and participate in academic seminars with the other scholars,” Ramani said. “With this scholarship I hope to explore more of my research interests and prepare myself for graduate studies”.  

A third year Materials Engineering undergraduate student, Ramani has been working in Professor Richard Kaner‘s lab for almost two years.  She joined the Kaner Group through the UCLA Grand Challenges Undergraduate Research Scholars Program, where she was working with Dr. Maher El-Kady on carbon-based supercapacitors. This past academic year she has been working on a project incorporating 3D printing into supercapacitor fabrication. 

Ramani will spend the summer carrying out research at Applied Materials in Silicon Valley.

Since its inception in 1989, the Clare Boothe Luce Program has been one of the most significant sources of support for women seeking to study science, engineering, and mathematics.

The Clare Boothe Luce Award was established by Clare Boothe Luce, a playwright, journalist, U.S. Ambassador to Italy, and the first woman elected to Congress from Connecticut, “to encourage women to enter, study, graduate, and teach” in the fields of science, mathematics and engineering.