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Lynn Johnson Langer Receives Award

lynnJohnsonLanger-440x524.jpgYoung Women in Bio recently honored Lynn Johnson Langer for her “significant contributions” to Women in Bio, and for her support of initiatives to help motivate girls to pursue STEM careers.

Young Women in Bio is an initiative of Women in Bio, an organization of professional women from all career paths in the field of life sciences. Young Women in Bio is designed specifically to encourage middle school and high school girls to enter science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields; YWIB offers programming geared to this age group.

“I am quite surprised and delighted to have received the award,” said Langer, director of Enterprise and Regulatory Science Programs for the Johns Hopkins University Krieger School of Arts and Sciences' Advanced Academic Programs. “I can’t think of another organization that has helped so many women and girls in their endeavors in the life sciences. WIB offers tremendous leadership and growth opportunities to all women in the life sciences.”

Johns Hopkins University is a sponsor of Women in Bio. Several events have been held at the Montgomery County Campus.

Langer joined Women in Bio soon after it formed in 2002. She is a president emeritus and continues to serve on the Washington chapter as an adviser. She was on the board of directors for six years and is currently on the National Directors Emeritus board.

The award also recognized Langer for her support of the Spring into STEM National Keynote Conference. The event, held in April at the Montgomery County Campus, was a conference for high school students to hear from industry experts about career paths in the life sciences. Approximately 150 young women attended.

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