Women Excel in Science and Math at Trinity
At Trinity, students are taught by top-notch faculty, engaged in hands-on research at the undergraduate level and learn in new, state-of-the-art labs in the Payden Academic Center.
Trinity STEM scholars present their research at national conferences, are selected for highly competitive and prestigious research internships at the National Institutes of Health, Children’s National Medical Center, Howard Hughes Medical Institute Exceptional Research Opportunity Program and major research universities.
Trinity’s Inclusive Excellence program, ExCEL (Experience x Confidence Equals Leadership), supported by a $1 million grant from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, increases the retention and success of students pursuing science majors, with a focus on women of color, women from low income areas and first generation students.
Trinity is an amazing place to study biology – the news science labs are excellent. My professors motivated me to pursue a summer fellowship at New York University, where I was part of research team that co-authored an article in a peer-reviewed journal, Molecular Cell. As an undergraduate, as a woman, I am proud to have my name on that research.
Adriana Pino Delgado '19
Research turned out to be one of the best things I did in my undergraduate career. In the summer after my sophomore year, I did research on multiple sclerosis in the neuroscience lab at Children’s National Medical Center and that opened a lot of doors for me; as a result, I went to Stanford in the Summer after my junior year where I conducted additional research.
Kimberly Cruz '18
My Trinity professors encouraged me to pursue competitive summer research opportunities and I was selected to be an Amgen Fellow for summer research at M.I.T. I am earning a master’s degree in biology at New York University, with a focus on bioinformatics and systems biology. The hands-on research skills I gained at Trinity gave me a strong foundation for this rigorous graduate program.
Charlene Valdez '17
Track Record of Success
In addition to alumnae enjoying successful careers in STEM, more recent Trinity graduates are continuing their studies at Cornell, Georgetown, Virginia Tech, Ohio State, Baylor, New York University and many other highly regarded schools.