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Nilanjana Dasgupta (FRS '06-'07 & '12-'13) Speaks to Gender Gap in STEM Fields

Eureka!, a partnership between UMass Amherst and Girls Inc. of Holyoke is a program designed to address the gender gap in the STEM fields. Nilanjana Dasgupta was interviewed by WWLP regarding her related research, “There’s a real social justice reason to try and take the kids who are interested in science and see if they would be interested in pursuing it as majors and careers, because it would reduce both the gender disparity in income and the race disparity in income.” Every year, a group of around 30, 8th grade girls enroll in the program. The girls attend a month long summer program at UMASS, where they are taught by UMASS professors and graduate students. The program recently graduated its first group of girls. Read More