Leading the Future of Science
Mills College has a longstanding commitment to preparing women for leadership in science and has built a vigorous scientific community that fosters student learning, hands-on research, and interdisciplinary collaboration. Although the number of American women pursuing careers in science has increased modestly over the last two decades, the National Science Foundation reports that only 28 percent of the workforce in science and engineering fields in 2015 were female. Mills is committed to encouraging more women to pursue scientific study and creating opportunities for them to find inspiration and mentorship from established leaders.
Russell Women in Science Lecture Series
The Russell Women in Science Lecture Series at Mills College is an annual event featuring leading female scientists from around the country speaking on topics of global impact. These lectures introduce students and the general public to key scientific issues while highlighting the career opportunities available to young women in the sciences. Mills students have the opportunity to spend one-on-one time learning from inspiring role models before and after the public lectures.
The Russell Women in Science Lecture Series is generously funded by Mills College alumna Cristine Russell '71.