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Senior Directorship, Curriculum to Career Program: $2.5 million The senior director will be appointed by the dean of faculty and will have responsibility for all aspects of the development and implementa- tion of the Curriculum to Career program. This position, housed in the dean of faculty’s office, will be filled by a faculty member who will serve a three- to five-year rotating term.


A $2.5 million endowment gift will name the senior directorship ($2 million) and provide generous funds for Curriculum to Career programming ($500,000).


Summer Scientific Research Program: $5 million The opportunity for a student to conduct research side-by-side with her professor— whether in the lab or the library—is invaluable. Collaborative research among faculty and students has long been a critical element of the academic culture at Mount Holyoke, providing students with outstanding mentoring and access to sophisticated scientific instrumenta- tion and techniques that few undergraduates experience. Our purpose in promoting such collaboration is to attract and retain students in the sciences and to prepare Mount Holyoke women to contribute significantly to scientific and medical knowledge. Most of our science majors perform independent research, in many cases culminating in the preparation of senior honors theses. These summer research opportunities are a primary reason why Mount Holyoke has consistently outperformed its peers in producing women scientists.


In the summer of 2012, grants totaling $235,000 were awarded to 47 students conducting research projects.


A $5 million endowment gift will ensure consistent, high-level funding for our students’ summer research experiences and decrease dependence on the unpredictable funding cycles of private foundations and public funding.


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