While Douglass caters to students' interests in a wide variety of studies, it offers a specialization for women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) majors. Since her first appointment as dean in 2010, Jacquelyn Litt has renewed the focus on women and STEM majors, Zundl said.
Since its inception as a college in 1918 as the New Jersey College for Women, the institution, now known as Douglass Residential College, has focused on giving women an education that will take them forward in life. At a time when a "woman's place was in the home" was commonplace, Douglass offered majors in sciences, including chemistry, Litt said.
"Douglass and science has had a remarkably strong and exciting history," she said. "It is now the only major public research university with a women's residential college and it also is dedicated to scientific advancement of women and advancement of women leaders."
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