August 20, 2018
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Adelphi Wins Award for STEM Programs That Advance Diversity


Adelphi University’s Horace G. McDonell Science Research Fellowship program has just been named a recipient of INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine’s 2018 Inspiring Programs in STEM Award, given to innovative programs that help members of underrepresented groups enter the science, technology, engineering and math fields.

The McDonell program, which awards outstanding science students a stipend to spend 10 weeks in the summer conducting original research in University labs, has provided exceptional opportunities for women—in fact, two-thirds of McDonell Fellows have been women, many of whom are also members of other underrepresented groups.

“We know that many STEM programs are not always recognized for their success, dedication and mentorship for underrepresented students,” says Lenore Pearlstein, publisher of INSIGHT Into Diversity. “We want to honor the schools and organizations that have created programs that inspire and encourage young people who may currently be in, or are interested in a future career, in STEM. We are proud to honor these programs as role models to other institutions of higher education and beyond.”

Adelphi will be featured, along with 77 other recipients, in the magazine’s September 2018 issue. For more information about the 2018 Inspiring Programs in STEM Award, visit

About Adelphi: A modern metropolitan university with a personalized approach to higher learning.

Adelphi University is a highly awarded, nationally ranked, powerfully connected doctoral research university offering exceptional liberal arts and sciences programs and professional training with particular strength in its Core Four—Arts and Humanities, STEM and Social Sciences, the Business and Education Professions, and Health and Wellness. Adelphi is dedicated to transforming students’ lives through small classes, hands-on learning and innovative ways to support student success.

Founded in Brooklyn in 1896, Adelphi is Long Island’s oldest private coeducational university. Today Adelphi serves nearly 8,000 students at its beautiful main campus in Garden City, New York—just 23 miles from New York City’s cultural and internship opportunities—and at dynamic learning hubs in Manhattan, the Hudson Valley and Suffolk County, and online.

More than 115,000 Adelphi graduates have gained the skills to thrive professionally as active, caring citizens, making their mark on the University, their communities and the world.


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