Remembering Janett Rosenberg Trubatch ’62

As members of the Class of 1962 celebrated their 50th Reunion, they took a moment to reflect and honor the memory of those who have passed away since graduation.  Among these former classmates is Janett Rosenberg Trubatch.

As the first full-time undergraduate female student to attend Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn, Janett earned a B.S. in mathematics, summa cum laude.  She went on to receive a PhD in theoretical physics from Brandeis University.  After receiving her PhD, Trubatch had a long and fruitful career in academia, beginning at California State University and later went on to become the graduate dean and vice provost for research at Roosevelt University.  Through the years, many of her classmates kept in touch and remembered her fondly as a well-respected professional who worked hard to further the roles of women and minorities in science. She, in fact, served as a principal investigator on a National Science Foundation grant for the hiring, retaining and advancing of women in science.