Purchase College will recognize the remarkable accomplishments of Dr. Judith Spitz on November 13th when she will receive the third annual Science Entrepreneurship Award at theWestchester County Association’s annual Apex Awards dinner in White Plains.
A roll-up-your-sleeves advocate, Dr. Spitz participates in volunteer and professional organizations for young women, urging them to enter the STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) disciplines.
Purchase College’s Science Entrepreneurship Award goes to an individual scientist employed by a Metro New York-based company whose scientific work has made a significant contribution to his or her affiliated business or industry. The award is an acknowledgment by Purchase College of the importance of its growing relationship with the Westchester business community, especially as companies in the county are employing more and more of the college’s students, including females, who graduate in the sciences. There are 330 female students and 13 female faculty members in the sciences at Purchase.
Previous winners of the science award are Dr. Andrew Blight of Acorda Therapeutics; and Dr. David Valenzuela and Dr. Andrew Murphy of Regeneron.