College of Arts and Sciences

John P. McNulty Scholars Program for Excellence in Science and Math


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The John P. McNulty Scholars Program

is designed for highly qualified young women who are pursuing a degree in the natural sciences, actuarial science, mathematics, or computer science. This innovative program provides full and partial- tuition scholarships and a challenging and nurturing environment to help bright young women become leaders who reach the highest echelons of the science and math professions.

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Application deadline: February 1, 2014

McNulty Scholar in the News:

What are the characteristics and size of the turtle population at Philadelphia's John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge, the largest remaining freshwater tidal marsh in Pennsylvania? During her second year of summer research, McNulty Scholar Maria Galassi embarked on a long-term study with her research mentor, turtle expert and animal behaviorist Scott McRobert, Ph.D., professor of biology, to find out. The work involves surveying all of the turtle species at the refuge, but of particular interest is the red-eared slider population, considered an invasive species in Pennsylvania. Galassi, who is a junior biology major, and biology graduate student David Kays received permission to capture, mark and release these turtles back to the refuge to better understand the effect they may have on native species, like the state-threatened red-bellied turtles.