Leading the way in STEM
Mount Holyoke College, founded in 1837 by educator and chemist Mary Lyon, is at the forefront of the movement to achieve gender equity in STEM fields. Among all baccalaureate colleges in the United States over the past 50 years, Mount Holyoke launches the greatest number of women who go on to earn doctorates in science, technology, engineering and math.* Year after year, our students, faculty and alumnae change the face of scientific research, collaboration and innovation.
*Source: National Science Foundation, Survey of Earned Doctorates, 1968–2017
Roots in STEM
Cornelia Clapp, class of 1871