Clare Boothe Luce Undergraduate Research Scholars

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

A chemistry junior, Curson conducts research in the lab of UCLA inorganic chemistry professor Dr. Richard Kaner. She will receive funding to carry out her research on new membranes for purifying water as well as for research supplies and she will attend a series of professional development seminars.

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. More information can be found on the Luce Foundation website.