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Slepecky Lecture & Prize
WiSE Women of Color in STEM

2015 Awardees

First Place

Kewei Xu


Second Place

Emily Tucci


Second Place

Jessica Ciesla


















Norma Slepecky

Lectureship and Undergraduate Research Prize

With her enthusiastic approval, this Lectureship and Undergraduate Prize has been endowed by her family, friends and colleagues to honor Syracuse University professor Norma Slepecky, who died in 2001. Dr. Slepecky was a distinguished auditory neuranatomist and member of the Institute for Sensory Research.


Dr. Slepecky was a passionate researcher and an advocate for undergraduate student research. She frequently mentored undergraduate students seeking research experience. She also strongly supported efforts to increase the number of women in science and engineering.


In addition, Dr. Slepecky hoped that her legacy, with the support of the endowment, would continue to encourage young women to conduct research. WiSE was appointed as the stewards for this Lectureship and Prize. WiSE is honored to annually coordinate the undergraduate award and lecture by a noted woman scholar and the celebration luncheon in Dr. Slepecky’s memory.


1. Slepecky Undergraduate Research Prize Submission Guidelines (107 KB PDF)

2. List of past prize awardees and speakers (20.8 KB PDF)