"One of the reasons I chose Bryn Mawr was the high percentage of science majors who get accepted to Ph.D. Programs."
"It was only after I came to Bryn Mawr that I understood what made Bryn Mawr such a thriving environment for science. The continual support from my professors and the friendly environment created by students helped me build the kind of confidence that is absolutely necessary to major in a science. Also, I think that the type of competition fostered by the science departments at Bryn Mawr is different from other colleges and universities, since students are encouraged to work and grow together, and not necessarily compete directly."
Note: Laura Popa is now a graduate student in physics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. As a summer research fellow working with Professor Peter Beckmann at Bryn Mawr, she used nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) techniques to better understand the relationship between structure and dynamics in a molecular aromatic sample. Their research yielded new knowledge about the rotational motions in that species of molecule.