Science Center for Women
The Science Center for Women coordinates programs that support students and faculty in the sciences. Throughout our history, Agnes Scott students have taken more advanced science and math courses than women in coed institutions. Our faculty has featured proportionately more women scientists—role models for our ambitious students—and our graduates include extraordinary scientists, physicians and technologists. Today, more than one third of our students come to us intending to major in the sciences. They want to work on environmental issues, study the human genome, cure AIDS, design software and explore space. Agnes Scott women believe they have a leadership role to play in health care, in agriculture, in technology, in the medical ethics issues of this century—and they are eager to get started.
The Science Center for Women currently supports the following programs and activities:
Resource Center for Math and Science: The center offers peer tutoring and academic support for students in any of our math and science courses.
Student-Faculty Collaborative Research - Faculty in the sciences can apply for funds to support summer or academic year research with an undergraduate student. Other faculty members have research funding from external agencies, including the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health. Students interested in this opportunity should contact a faculty member whose research appeals to them.
Health Professions Academic Advising - The Health Professions Coordinator serves as an additional advisor for students interested in pursuing medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, nursing, and other careers in health professions, and for students in the Dual-Degree Nursing Program with Emory University. A Committee letter for medical school applicants is a service provided and available only up to two years after graduation from ASC.
Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Medical Program - This program, administered by the Science Center for Women, helps students complete the coursework required for admission to medical, dental and veterinary schools.
LaShandra Owens, M. S.
Director, Resource Center for Math & Science
Molly Embree, Ph.D.
Director, STEM Mentored Research
Director, STEM Scholars Program
Andrea Clark, M.B.A, M.Ed.
Health Professions Advisor
by COMPASS appointment only
Mary Nell Higley Summey, M.S.
Director, Post-Bacc Pre-Med (PBPM) Program
Teaching Associate, Chemistry Department