Dr. Jewel Plummer Cobb S.T.E.A.M. Women’s Empowerment Initiatives

This year we invite you to attend the

Dr. Jewel Plummer Cobb S.T.E.A.M. Women’s Empowerment Awards Luncheon
Spring 2023 (More details TBA)

The S.T.E.A.M. Awards will be awarded to members within the community who have gone above and beyond to create support for women within S.T.E.A.M. disciplines.  The five awards will be awarded to students, faculty and staff at the Dr. Jewel Plummer Cobb S.T.E.A.M. Women’s Empowerment Luncheon in Spring 2023. *These Prize/these Awards are open to all who meet the applicable criteria, regardless of sex or gender identity. 

Award Nomination Categories

Trailblazer (S.T.E.A.M.) Award

The (5) recipients of this award have broken barriers within the Rutgers- New Brunswick community in the spirit of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, or Mathematics. These recipients are catalyst for change and have made a significant contribution as student leaders to create opportunities for women in these disciplines.

SupportHER Award

The recipient of this award is a student organization that champions for women within the Rutgers University community. A SupportHER is an organization who empowers women in leadership roles. A SupportHER is a champion for the inclusion of women within the community.

Lift As You Climb Award

The recipient of this award is recognized for breaking down barriers for self-identified women students on campus. They believe in empowering women, they are a visionary leader. 

Legacy Leadership Award

The recipient of this award has manifested a legacy that continues to inspire others. They have dedicated their life to the advancement of others and advocates for the leaders of tomorrow. They are recognized as an ambassador for women through their extraordinary dedication, personal achievements, and service to others.

Social Impact Award

The Social Impact Award recipient is a student organization or individual who dedicates their life to making an impact as a successful locally, nationally or globally.

Mentorship Award

The recipient of this award has manifested a legacy that continues to inspire others. They have dedicated their life to the advancement of others and for the leaders of tomorrow. They are recognized as an ambassador for women through their extraordinary dedication, personal achievements, and service to others through mentorship, philanthropy, and business. (Open to Rutgers–New Brunswick Faculty and Staff)

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For more information, please contact Karima Woodyard – karima.woodyard@rutgers.edu

Looking to connect with a mentor? Here are some tips: Mentorship Checklist

We encourage you to use our Women’s HERstory Month Virtual backgrounds throughout the month.

Learn more about Dr. Jewel Plummer Cobb

Dr. Jewel Plummer Cobb overcame racial segregation and sexism throughout her career, excelling in her work throughout the country as a researcher, professor and higher education administrator. As a scientific researcher, she studied the skin pigment melanin and the testing of new chemotherapy drugs to treat melanoma; her research is still widely applied to the treatment of skin and lung cancers.

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Goals

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Elevate the collective understanding of what it means to be a women in today’s society through education and dialogue.  Unite and support individuals dedicated to inspiring women to discover their passion and purpose. 

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Create an atmosphere where students, faculty and alumni can empower each other to achieve new levels of success in today’s society.

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Create a platform where we can recognize and celebrate students, faculty, staff and alumni who have made significant strides in their disciplines, who overcame challenges and who have left their imprint on our community today.