I-DISC Faculty Members Larry Snyder (ISE) and Nader Motee (MEM) will mentor Japanese graduate students in the 2022-2023 TOMODACHI-STEM Women’s Leadership and Research Program.
Lehigh University and Rice University launched the 2022-2023 TOMODACHI-STEM Women’s Leadership and Research Program in September with a series of virtual workshops and cultural exchanges.
Led by two of the United States’ top-ranked research universities – Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, and Rice University in Houston, Texas – the program serves as a catalyst for female Japanese students in STEM, encouraging them to pursue graduate study and further research in the future.
The TOMODACHI-STEM program offers research internships and cultural and leadership programming for female Japanese university students. Ten students from universities throughout Japan were selected for the 2022-2023 program.
Hinata Moriyama, who is studying industrial engineering and economics at Tokyo Institute of Technology, will work with Larry Snyder, professor in industrial and systems engineering.
Nasa Tsuchiya, who is studying aeroastro engineering at University of Tokyo, will work with Nader Motee, professor in mechanical engineering and mechanics.