Sridevi Sarma, associate professor of biomedical engineering and associate director of the Institute for Computational Medicine, is one of 10 recipients of the L'Oréal USA For Women in Science Program's Changing the Face of STEM mentoring grants.
The CTFS program supports former L'Oréal USA For Women In Science fellows in their efforts to inspire the next generation of girls in STEM. Awards are administered by the American Associate for the Advancement of Science.
"Inspiring the next generation of women in STEM is a key component of the For Women In Science program," said Lauren Paige, vice president of public affairs and strategic initiatives at L'Oréal USA, in a press release. "We are proud to build on this commitment through our Changing the Face of STEM grant program and support our fellows in their efforts to promote STEM education in communities across the country."
Sarma—a 2008 L'Oréal USA For Women In Science fellow—will use the grant to support a physics project with the Girl Scouts of Central Maryland. Five Girl Scout Cadette (grades 6-8) troops will come to Johns Hopkins University next spring and compete to build roller coasters out of household materials. The winning team will win tickets to Six Flags America.