Women in Science

The Women in Science Floor focuses on increasing the participation and success of women in all fields of science. Under the advisement of Dr. Helen Davies, Professor of Microbiology in the School of Medicine, the group works closely with the Philadelphia chapter of the Association of Women in Science on sponsoring lectures and programs. Together with the Study of Infectious Diseases residential program, students are invited to meet with Dr. Davies for a biweekly roundtable on emerging infectious diseases. This program is located on 2nd floor of Coxe/EF Smith.

Submit an online housing application and list this program as one of your top two choices.  You're required to submit an essay as part of the Residential Program application process. Follow the essay prompt as indicated in the application to address the following question and not the one listed on the application:

  • For each of the three following women in science, which question would you ask and why?
    -Graduating undergraduate
    -Young Scientist
    -Retiring Scientist

You can also visit the Residential Program page for additional information.