The Clare Boothe Luce Research Scholars Initiative builds vital success pathways for female undergraduates in disciplines where they are underrepresented. The Clare Boothe Luce Program is the single most significant source of private support for women in science, mathematics and engineering. Since 1989 the Clare Boothe Luce Program has sought to increase the presence and strengthen the role of women in the fields of math, science and engineering by providing a range of undergraduate opportunities to advance their professional success.

Each year in January, faculty may nominate highly qualified female freshman students considering or declaring a major in Chemistry, Mathematics, Math Education or Computer Science. The grant provides an annual summer research internship of $5000 plus an $800 research materials budget to work with approved faculty research projects. The scholarship may be renewed annually at the discretion of the Clare Boothe Luce program officer, as long as the research scholar maintains high achievement in Chemistry, Mathematics, Math Education or Computer Science.

2021 Distinguished Clare Boothe Luce Research Scholars:

Faculty Speakers Bureau

The Faculty Speakers Bureau is a collaborative effort among the seven SEPCHE institutions (Southeastern Pennsylvania Consortium for Higher Education) to foster an inter-campus exchange of experts to benefit students at all member colleges and universities. Currently more than 50 faculty members are participating in the Faculty Speakers Bureau. Each is willing to present guest lectures to classes at another institution.

Those faculty members who are interested in seeing what this new project has to offer can search the Faculty Speakers Bureau list by topic, speaker or institution.

How to Use the Faculty Speakers Bureau

  1. Identify a faculty speaker through the F aculty Speaker Bureau pages and find the expert whom you would like to address your class.
  2. Once you find a speaker that might interest you, please contact that faculty member to be sure that the topic would fit into your course.
  3. Check with the Office of Academic Affairs at your campus for approval of guest speaker honorarium.
  4. Email your request to the public relations director at the campus of the selected speaker. Be sure to include the exact day and time that you want the guest expert in your class. The PR director will contact the desired speaker to determine availability.
  5. The PR director will inform you via email about your request. If the speaker is available, the PR director will put the two of you in contact to arrange all the details of the guest lecture.

Institute for Mathematics and Science

The SEPCHE Institute for Mathematics and Science, established in 2001 through a grant from the Department of Housing and Urban Development, is focused on preparing the next generation of leaders in the two most critical fields of world competitiveness, mathematics and science. The Institute advances math and science literacy and accomplishment in the region’s college and K-12 institutions, and ensur es that faculty are teaching and students gaining access to the latest pedagogies and best practices.

Collectively the Southeastern Pennsylvania Consortium for Higher Education awards more teaching credentials and master’s degrees in education than any other institution in Pennsylvania. As part of its ongoing commitment to high quality teaching and student achievement, SEPCHE is pleased to announce its 2010 Professional Development Series entitled “Teaching Math and Science within an Interdisciplinary Environment.” Scheduled in March through October 2010, these workshops and conferencesare designed by SEPCHE colleges and universities and address new and important pedagogies involving state of the art technology in mathematics and science.

SEPCHE’s widely-recognized professional development activities offer teachers opportunities to:

Articulation Agreements

Since 2003, SEPCHE institutions have developed a series of articulation agreements among its membersthat facilitate students’ progress from undergraduate to graduate education or transfer from one SEPCHE institution undergraduate program to another to pursue majors not offered at their home campus.

Articulation agreements provide SEPCHE students with the broadest and best educational experiences possible by making pooling educational resources available through the Consortium.. These agreements support regional efforts to retain talented students and prepare students for employment in businesses, hospitals, schools and other employers in Southeastern Pennsylvania.

Under these agreements students graduating from one SEPCHE college or university, who have met the entrance requirements for a graduate program at another, can be admitted into that program; or undergraduate students who have who have met the requirements for admission to another SEPCHE institution, as well as for entry into a particular major, can matriculate at a SEPCHE institution and transfer credit for specified courses to meet and be applied toward degree-completion requirements there.

SEPCHE Inter-Institutional Articulation Agreements

Undergraduate to Graduate

Two plus Two (Undergraduate)

SEPCHE Members

Glenside, PA
Radnor, PA
Philadelphia, PA
Aston Township, PA
Rosemont, PA
Elkins Park, PA
Philadelphia, PA