Alice Drum Summer Research Award in Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies
This award celebrates Alice Drum, who served as Vice President of the College; was instrumental in the founding of the Women’s Center, now named in her honor; directed the Women’s and Gender Studies Program; and taught legendary classes on women writers. The “Athena Citation” honoring her at Commencement in 2008 reads, “An intellectual connection with women’s literature and her own life experience made her a fervent advocate for women’s rights in the academy and beyond. She served as a role model for those seeking to balance a demanding career with love of family.”
This award is given annually to support student summer projects related to research, creative arts, or community and public service. Proposed projects must further knowledge of the roles of women and/or gender in society. Recipients must also show quality of character, personal and intellectual promise, and an enthusiasm for learning from the proposed experience.
Alice Drum Summer Research Award Winners
In Summer 2017, Alice Drum Summer Research Award recipient Lauren Matt ‘18 investigated effective consent curricula in Prague, Amsterdam and Istanbul.Read More
Chemistry major Danielle Roth '14 spent the summer of 2013 doing public health work in South African townships using funding from her Alice Drum Summer Research Award in Women's & Gender Studies.Read More
With the help of the Alice Drum Award, Shuyun Liu '12, a Psychology major and Math minor, worked at the Beijing Cultural Development Center for Rural Women during the summer of 2011.Read More