TOMODACHI-STEM Women’s Leadership and Research Program
TOMODACHI-STEM Women’s Leadership and Research Program is a leadership and research program for women that combines hands-on experience in science and engineering research with an introduction to higher education in the United States and opportunities for career exploration, English language enrichment, cultural engagement, and collaboration with American students. Hosted by Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, and Rice University in Houston, Texas – two of the top research universities in the U.S. – the program includes a three-week virtual experience and a five-week research internship. It is limited to just 10 participants, allowing for a personalized experience.
This program is generously funded by Dow Chemical Japan Limited.
TOMODACHI-STEM Women’s Leadership and Research Program 2021-2022
Japanese Female University Students in STEM successfully completed an in-person program in the United States
From February 12 through March 16, 2022, nine Japanese female university students traveled to the U.S. and successfully completed the in-person portion of 2020-2021 TOMODACHI-STEM Women’s Leadership and Research Program at Lehigh University in Pennsylvania and Rice University in Texas. This program is a research internship program for female undergraduate students from Japan who are majoring in science and engineering. Read More>>
The 2021-22 Program Kicked Off with Virtual Programming
Ten students from universities throughout Japan were selected for the 2021-22 program, representing fields such as applied physics, biology, and mechanical engineering. In September 2021, a series of virtual workshops and cultural exchanges for the program participants were conducted. The purpose of the virtual programming was to prepare students for their in-person research internships, which are scheduled to begin in February 2022. Read More>>