L’Oreal USA honors FSU scientist

L’Oreal USA has awarded a $20,000 fellowship to Stacey Lynn Halpern, a postdoctoral researcher in biology at FSU as part of the firm’s for Women in Science program. Halpern is one of just five exceptional young women scientists from leading U.S. academic institutions selected for the grant.

The award from L’Oreal acknowledges the success of Halpern and the other winners as they further establish their careers in scientific research. “We are very pleased to recognize the contributions of young women scientists,” said Jean-Paul Agon, president and CEO, L’Oreal USA. “Through L’Oreal’s for Women in Science program, the company continues its tradition of commitment, support and encouragement to women, science and excellence in scientific research.”

Halpern, who earned her doctorate at the University of Minnesota, is an ecology, evolution and behavioral scientist involved in better understanding the factors that control plant population size, important in addressing environmental and economic problems created by invasive and weedy species.

According to the firm, by shining the spotlight on these rising stars, L’Oreal USA’s for Women in Science program is demonstrating that women have been and continue to be important contributors to scientific discoveries in every area and that science needs women.