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Distinguished chemical and biomolecular engineering professor awarded scholarship to women’s leadership institute

 | Feb 20, 2017
Ohio University Distinguished Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Gerardine Botte with students in the lab

Distinguished chemical and biomolecular engineering professor awarded scholarship to women’s leadership institute

Feb 20, 2017

Ohio University Distinguished Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Gerardine Botte, also a Russ Professor and director of the Russ College of Engineering and Technology’s Center for Electrochemical Engineering Research, has received a prestigious scholarship from the Higher Education Resource Services (HERS) to attend the HERS Luce Program for Women in STEM Leadership in Denver, Colorado, this summer.

HERS, an educational non-profit providing leadership and management development for women in higher education since 1972, awarded Botte a Clare Booth Luce Scholarship that provides full tuition, accommodations, meals and travel to women in STEM higher education to attend the HERS Institute.

“I’m really honored to have been awarded the 2017 Clare Booth Luce Scholarship to attend the HERS Leadership Institute,” Botte said. “This is a really exciting opportunity that will help me prepare to become a transformational leader in higher education and to continue to contribute to Ohio University’s mission.”

Botte will join 11 other scholarship-winning women leaders from higher education institutions from across the country participating in the intensive residential program.

“We are delighted by the increase in the number of candidates and the range of projects they have already initiated on their campuses,” said HERS President and Executive Director Judith S. White. “These women will undoubtedly make a lasting impact on the climate for research, innovation and inclusive excellence in STEM fields.”