Clare Boothe Luce Scholar Award

The Clare Boothe Luce Scholar Awards supports undergraduate summer research projects undertaken by female U. S. citizens and permanent residents.

The Clare Boothe Luce Award was established by Clare Boothe Luce, a playwright, journalist, U.S. Ambassador to Italy, and the first woman elected to Congress from Connecticut, “to encourage women to enter, study, graduate, and teach” in the fields of science, mathematics, and engineering. More information can be found on the Luce Foundation website.

Recipients of the Clare Boothe Luce Scholar Awards are selected from the funded UROP applicant pool. For information on completing a UROP application, please click here.

2021 Awardees

Hayden Bronson, a Physics major, is conducting research with Professor Indara Suarez (CAS Physics) on a project titled “Measurement of top-W Scattering in CMS.”

Sophie Caplan, a Mechanical Engineering major, is conducting research with J. William Boley (ENG Mechanical Engineering) on a project titled “Print Path Routine for Multimaterial 4D Printing Applications.”

Kiran Gomatam, a Mechanical Engineering major, is conducting research with Professor Tommaso Ranzani (ENG Mechanical Engineering) on a project titled “Testing Prototype of Soft Robot for Heart Surgery using Modeling and Physical Tests.”

Taylor Janke, a Mechanical Engineering major, is conducting research with Professor Shiela Russo (ENG Mechanical Engineering) on a project titled “Developing an Origami Soft Robotic Needle Deployment Mechanism for Endoscopic Procedures.”

Iris Simone, a Chemistry major, is conducting research with Professor John Snyder (CAS Chemistry) on a project titled “Functionalization of Betulin to Terpene-Separated Amino Acids.”

Bhargavi Thakar, an Astrophysics major, is conducting research with Philip Muirhead (CAS Astrophysics) on a project titled “Perkins Automation Project.”