Yale dedicates $14M women's STEM fund to student's memory
- Yale University announced Friday the creation of the Michele Dufault Endowment for Yale Women in Science, a $14 million fund benefiting women studying STEM fields at the school.
- The fund is named in memory of senior Michele Dufault, who died in a tragic lab accident in 2011 when her hair was pulled into lab equipment.
- Dufault's parents will sit on the committee advising the fund.
From the article:
... ‘‘No one better exemplified the intellectual drive, curiosity, talent and energy of young women who will become leaders in science than Michele Dufault,’’ Yale President Richard Levin said in a statement. ‘‘Michele, a double major in physics and astronomy, was an evangelist for physics and for women in science, an explorer of ideas, a talented researcher and a leader of formidable capacity.’’ ...
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