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UMass Boston Associate Dean will collaborate with Drexel University fellowship

Marietta Schwartz
Marietta Schwartz

This fall, the University of Massachusetts Boston Associate Dean of the College of Science and Mathematics Marietta Schwartz will partner and collaborate with the Executive Leadership in Academic Technology and Engineering (ELATE). ELATE is run and coordinated by Drexel University’s College of Engineering. The part-time fellowship allows female senior faculty members in STEM to learn skills they need to advance their careers. At UMass Boston the number of undergraduates studying chemistry and the number of women in lower level faculty positions is increasing.
ELATE is a fellowship offered through Drexel University designed as a national leadership development program to advance women in the fields of science, mathematics, engineering, and computer science into institutional leadership positions in their universities. It is a year-long, part time fellowship that consists of sessions that teach these women the business side of higher education, skills in project management, and communication in various leadership platforms. These fellows learn through activities, online and in-person lectures, professional leadership coaching, and personal evaluations. 
Schwartz’s area of expertise is organic chemistry. Some of her recent publications include:
“Laboratory Manual for Organic Chemistry,” Kenneth F. Cerny and Marietta H. Schwartz, Kendall/Hunt Publishing, 1999. Revised printing, 2001. 2nd edition (complete revision) 2008.
Contribution to an oral presentation at the 225th National ACS Meeting (New Orleans, March 2003): “Online Quizzes and Tutors for Students in Basic Organic Chemistry Courses.
Complete revision of the Test Bank to accompany “Organic Chemistry” by Solomons & Fryhle, 8th edition, including approximately 250 new questions. Published Summer 2003.
It is a good time to be a faculty member or student of science with the new Integrated Science Complex opening this upcoming fall. The new building will provide over 200,000 square feet incorporating two research centers, state of the art laboratories for all disciplines of science, and support centers for faculty and students alike. This university is paying attention to the sciences, and in turn, prestigious programs like ELATE are paying attention to UMass Boston professors as well.