Bryn Mawr Congratulates the University City Science Center on its 50th Anniversary

Posted September 18th, 2013 at 9:22 am.

logo50At Bryn Mawr, we understand the transformative power of a dynamic community of scholars and researchers. That’s why we’re proud to be a shareholder of the University City Science Center and to congratulate the Center as it marks its 50th anniversary.

Since it was founded in 1963, graduate organizations and current residents of the University City Science Center Port business incubators have fostered countless innovations and created more than 15,000 jobs that remain in the Greater Philadelphia region today and contribute more than $9 billion to the regional economy annually.

Advancing scientific thinking and problem solving for science and non-science majors, strengthening support for faculty members in their teaching and research, and linking our science curriculum to emerging research fields and career paths are among the main priorities of Bryn Mawr’s future as laid out in The Plan for Bryn Mawr. To find out more about the future of science education at Bryn Mawr, read The Plan online.

Bryn Mawr College is in the top 10 among all colleges and universities in terms of the percentage of female graduates that go on to pursue doctorates in the STEM fields. Compared to female college students in the United States, Bryn Mawr students are seven times more likely to graduate with a degree in chemistry and twelve times more likely to do so in math. Bryn Mawr ranks third in the nation in the percentage of female students receiving degrees in math and has 16 times the national average of female students graduating in physics.

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