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WUSTL-trained Female Scientists Excel in Other Fields

Apart from Mars missions, of course, a huge number of women alumni in science, technology, engineering, mathematics (STEM) and medicine are fulfilling their early promise. Examples include the following:

Li Ern Chen, AB ’99 (neurobiopsychology in Arts & Sciences); MD ’03 (Ternberg Award, Alpha Omega Alpha, Women in Surgery program, co-organized first medicine and laughter course in U.S.); general surgery residency, Barnes-Jewish Hospital; pediatric surgery fellowship, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin. Chen is now assistant professor and pediatric surgeon, Children’s Medical Center at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, in Dallas.

Jennifer Dionne, PhD, BSSSE ’03 (systems science & engineering), BS ’03 (physics), MIT Technology Review’s 35 Innovators Under 35 (2011). Dionne is assistant professor of materials science and engineering, Stanford University.

Allison Gilmore, PhD, AB/MA ’04, (mathematics in Arts & Sciences); summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, Rhodes Scholar. Gilmore is now at UCLA on a National Science Foundation postdoctoral fellowship.

• Cheryl Perlmutter, BSME ’00, MBA ’05, is a manager of supplier management at The Boeing Company.



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