Congratulations to Dr. Cynthia Sung!
Johnson & Johnson Announces Winners of 2020 Women in STEM2D Scholars Award
Published by Johnson & Johnson
Johnson & Johnson today announced the six winners of the third annual Johnson & Johnson Women in STEM2D (WiSTEM2D) Scholars Award. Each recipient, representing each of the STEM2D disciplines: Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, Manufacturing and Design, will receive a grant of $150,000 and three years of mentorship.
Launched in June 2017, the Johnson & Johnson WiSTEM2D Scholars Award seeks to fuel development of future female STEM2D leaders and feed the STEM2D talent pipeline by awarding and sponsoring women at critical points in their careers. The goal is to support the research passion of the awarded women and inspire career paths in their respective STEM2D fields.
Nominations were open to female scholars working as assistant professors, or the global equivalent faculty position, in each of the STEM2D disciplines. The six winners were selected from a competitive field of more than 541 highly qualified nominees from around the world.
"Now more than ever, as we are faced with new, uncharted global challenges, we need to remain committed to driving innovation and ground-breaking research,” said Cat Oyler, Vice President, Strategic Initiatives, Janssen Global Services, LLC and WiSTEM2D University Sponsor. “These incredible women – and the many other up-and-coming female leaders – are making key STEM2D discoveries and shaping the future of tomorrow.”
Among the six winners, Dr. Cynthia Sung:
MANUFACTURING: Cynthia Sung, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics, University of Pennsylvania – Sung is studying origami-inspired manufacturing and robotics, with the goal of designing, developing and controlling soft, foldable robots that can be used in multiple environments, including healthcare procedures and medical applications.