Women's Impact Network Announces Grant Recipients

April 23, 2018


The Women’s Impact Network (WIN) is pleased to announce its second year of grant awardees. In 2018 WIN members raised over $255,000 and received 21 grant proposals. The applicants represented faculty, staff, and students, submitting proposals ranging from student and faculty support, research, diversity and inclusion, conferences, leadership, and innovation and entrepreneurship. WIN is excited to award seven grants this year and invites you to celebrate the awardees at a special WPI community event:

Elevating Women in STEM” at 3 pm, Saturday, April 28 at Rubin Campus Center, Odeum, featuring keynote address “The Age of the Entrepreneur” by Jodi Gernon ’86, Director of the Arthur Rock Center for Entrepreneurship at the Harvard Business School.  

2018 winning proposals:

  • Institutionalizing the WIN Women's Writers Colony at WPI
    PRINCIPAL AUTHOR: PATRICIA STAPLETON
    Assistant Professor, Social Science & Policy Studies
    CO-AUTHOR: NATALIE FARNY
    Assistant Teaching Professor, Biology & Biotechnology
  • It’s On Us
    PRINCIPAL AUTHOR: CHERISE GALASSO
    Associate Athletic Director; Head Women’s Basketball Coach; Senior Women’s Administrator, Physical Education, Recreation, and Athletics
    CO-AUTHOR: BRIAN KELLEY
    Adviser - Student Athlete Advisory Committee; Head Men’s Soccer Coach, Physical Education, Recreation, and Athletics
    CO-AUTHOR: WHITNEY GOLDSTEIN
    Adviser - Student Athlete Advisory Committee; Head Softball Coach, Physical Education, Recreation, and Athletics
  • Supporting Women in Data Science via the Women in Data Science Symposium: Fostering Diversity, Community, Mentorship, Outreach and Global Impact all in one!
    PRINCIPAL AUTHOR: MELANIE JUTRAS
    Graduate Student, Data Science
    CO-AUTHOR: ELKE RUNDENSTEINER
    Professor, Computer Science; Director, Data Science Program
    CO-AUTHOR: FATEMEH EMDAD
    Associate Teaching Professor, Computer Science
    CO-AUTHOR: CAITLIN KUHLMAN
    Ph.D. Candidate, Computer Science
    CO-AUTHOR: CANSU SEN
    Ph.D. Candidate, Computer Science
  • Supporting WPI Women Faculty Researchers
    PRINCIPAL AUTHOR: DIANE STRONG
    Professor, Foisie School of Business
    CO-AUTHOR: ELEANOR LOIACONO
    Professor, Foisie School of Business
    CO-AUTHOR: ELKE RUNDENSTEINER
    Professor, Computer Science; Director, Data Science Program
    CO-AUTHOR: PAMELA WEATHERS
    Professor, Biology & Biotechnology
  • WIN Summer Experience Grant
    PRINCIPAL AUTHOR: HEIDI MORTON
    Career Counselor, Career Development Center
    CO-AUTHOR: CAITLIN DONLAN
    Assistant Director, Student Activities
  • WIN Women's Young Investigator Fellowship: Providing WPI Students and Faculty with Mentorship and Research Conference Opportunities
    PRINCIPAL AUTHOR: ERIN OTTMAR
    Assistant Professor of Learning Sciences and Psychology, Social Science & Policy Studies
    CO-AUTHOR: EMILY DOUGLAS
    Professor and Department Head, Social Science & Policy Studies
    CO-AUTHOR: AVERY HARRISON
    Research Assistant, Learning Sciences & Technologies
    CO-AUTHOR: TAYLYN HULSE
    Research Assistant, Learning Sciences & Technologies
    CO-AUTHOR: MARIA DAIGLE
    Undergraduate Student, Psychology
  • WRAMP: Women's Research and Mentorship Program-Expanded
    PRINCIPAL AUTHOR: SUZANNE SONTGERATH
    Director of Pre-Collegiate Outreach Programs, Enrollment Management
    CO-AUTHOR: KATHERINE CHEN
    Executive Director of the STEM Education Center, Academic Affairs
    CO-AUTHOR: TIFFINY BUTLER
    Assistant Teaching Professor, Biomedical Engineering