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Shobha Bhatia Portrait
Shobha Bhatia Portrait

Bhatia Receives WEPAN University Change Award

“Meredith Professor Shobha K. Bhatia was honored at the 2015 WEPAN Change Leader Forum as a University Change Agent on June 11th. WEPAN, which stands for Women in Engineering ProActive Network, confers its University Change Agent Award in honor of an individual who has a positive impact on their institution with regard to the climate for women in science, technology, engineering, and math fields, with an emphasis on engineering.”

Article from SU ECS June 17, 2015 (offsite)



Mary Lisa Manning Portrait
Mary Lisa Manning Portrait

Lisa Manning Receives Grant to Study Physical Cell Biology

“M. Lisa Manning, associate professor of physics, is one of a trio of researchers who have received $168,750 from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation and the Research Corp. for Science Advancement to explore untested ideas in physical cell biology.”

Article by Rob Enslin for SU News, June 16, 2015 (offsite).
Manning Wins Cottrell Scholar Award, Article by Rob Enslin for SU News, March 6, 2015. (offsite).



Melissa Pepling Portrait
Melissa Pepling Portrait



Biology’s Melissa Pepling Awarded Major NIH Grant to Study Ovarian Cancer

“Melissa Pepling is the recipient of a three-year, $440,000 award from the NIH’s Academic Research Enhancement Award (AREA) Program. Also known as an AREA R15 award, it is designed to support meritorious research, expose students to laboratory research and strengthen the research environment of the University.”



Cristina Marchetti Portrait
Cristina Marchetti Portrait

Physics Professor Cristina Marchetti is awarded Mathematical Modeling of Living Systems Targeted Grant

“M. Cristina Marchetti, the William R. Kenan Professor of Physics, is the recipient of a targeted grant from the Mathematical Modeling of Living Systems program. She will use her three-year award, valued at $473,000, to study models of collective cell migration and sorting.”

Article by Rob Enslin for SU News, May 21, 2015 (offsite).



Teresa Dahlberg Portrait
Teresa Dahlberg Portrait

Teresa A. Dahlberg Named Dean of the College of Engineering and Computer Science

“Dahlberg comes to Syracuse from The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art in New York City, a highly selective, all-honors private university where she serves as chief academic officer for the university and dean of the Albert Nerken School of Engineering.



Laura Lautz Portrait
Laura Lautz Portrait

SU Receives $3 Million NSF Grant for EMPOWER, Led by Laura Lautz

“Nowhere is it more apparent than among a group of faculty members who recently received a $3 million grant award from the National Science Foundation (NSF). The award supports a new graduate-level training program called the “Education Model Program on Water-Energy Research” (EMPOWER). Led by principal investigator Laura Lautz G’05, associate professor of earth sciences, EMPOWER involves other faculty from the College of Arts and Sciences (offsite), as well as from the College of Engineering and Computer Science (offsite) and the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications (offsite).”

Article by Sarah Scalese for SU News, April 14, 2015, (offsite).



Joanna Masingila Portrait
Joanna Masingila Interim Dean of Education SOE Informal Portraits

Joanna Masingila Named Dean of School of Education

“Syracuse University Interim Vice Chancellor and Provost Liz Liddy today announced that Joanna Masingila has been selected to serve as dean of the School of Education (offsite). Masingila joined the Syracuse faculty in 1992 and has served as interim dean of the school since February 2014.”

Article by Cyndi Moritz for SU News, March 17, 2015, (offsite)



Shikha Nangia Portrait
Shikha Nangia Portrait

Nangia Awarded CAREER Grant to Break Barriers in Treating Alzheimer’s

Professor Shikha Nangia in the College of Engineering and Computer Science’s Department of Biomedical and Chemical Engineering was recently awarded $500,000 from the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) program for her proposal, ‘Enabling transport across the blood-brain barrier by engineering thermodynamically favorable pathways.'”

Article by Matt Wheeler for SU News, February 10, 2015, (offsite).



Cathryn Newton Portrait
Cathryn Newton Portrait

Newton Appointed a Provost’s Faculty Fellow

“Interim Vice Chancellor and Provost Liz Liddy today announced that she has appointed Cathryn Newton, dean emerita and professor of earth sciences and of interdisciplinary sciences in the College of Arts and Sciences, to serve as a Provost’s Faculty Fellow.”

Article by Carol Boll for SU News, February 10, 2015 (offsite)

Deep Findings Wednesday,Article by Rob Enslin, April 9, 2014, for SU News, (offsite) .



Karin Ruhlandt Portrait
Karin Ruhlandt Portrait

WiSE Co-Director, Karin Ruhlandt, Selected as Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences

“Syracuse University Interim Vice Chancellor and Provost Liz Liddy today selected Karin Ruhlandt dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. Ruhlandt, who first joined the Syracuse faculty in 1993, has served as interim dean of the college since July 2014.”

Article by Erin Martin Kane for SU News, January 30, 2015 (offsite).



Svetoslava Todorova Portrait
Svetoslava Todorova Portrait

Todorova Serves as Science Observer in UN Mercury Negotiations

“In November, Assistant Professor Svetoslava Todorova of the College of Engineering and Computer Science participated in the sixth session of the United Nations mandated Intergovernmental Negotiations Committee (INC) on Mercury in Thailand.”

Article by Matt Wheeler for SU News, January 9, 2015, (offsite).




Barbara Stripling Portrait
Barbara Stripling Portrait

iSchool Names Stripling as Senior Associate Dean

School of Information Studies (iSchool) Interim Dean Jeff Stanton has named Assistant Professor of Practice Barbara Stripling as senior associate dean, effective Jan. 1.”

Article by J.D. Ross for SU News, January 6, 2015, (offsite)


WiSE FPP Associates in the News

“I’m excited about the growth and what is to come in the future. I can only imagine how it will be five years from now.” -Jasmine Johnson



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WiSE in the News

2015-16 WISE FPP Cohort
WISE Fall FPP Welcome and Orientation Women In Science and Engineering 2015

2015-2016 WiSE-FPP Cohort featured in Daily Orange (offsite)

WiSE FPP Welcomes Largest Cohort Yet SU News Article (offsite)

Ariel Ash Shakoor
Ariel Ash Shakoor in her lab.

“Women of Color Blaze Lonely Trail in Sciences” Article by Brooke Lewis for the Syracuse Post-Standard (offsite)


Daily Orange Cartoon of WiSE by Julianna Meddick
Daily Orange cartoon montage of Women in STEM. The disciplines featured from left to right: Chemistry, Geology, Physics, Math, Technology, Biology. Cartoon by Julianna Meddick.

“Growing WiSER” Article by Sara Swann and Cartoon by Julianna Meddick for the Daily Orange (offsite)