Stevenson University’s School of the Sciences Receives 2016 Inspiring Women in STEM Award

August 18, 2016 7 AM
Award Honors Women Making a Difference in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics

Stevenson University is proud to announce that its School of the Sciences is a recipient of the 2016 Inspiring Women in STEM Award. The award, presented by INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, honors women who work to make a difference in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). The women faculty and staff members of Stevenson’s School of the Sciences will be featured in the September 2016 issue of INSIGHT Into Diversity.

“These women are passionate about mentoring the next generation of scientists, whether they are current SU students or those in the K-12 pipeline,” said Meredith Durmowicz, Ph.D., Dean of Stevenson’s School of the Sciences. “They are role models for all those who interact with them, including male students and colleagues. I am inspired every day by their dedication, and I consider it an honor to work with them.”

In addition to high-quality academic programs and research, the School of the Sciences sponsors programs on the local, state, and national levels that ignite an interest in pursuing degrees and careers in the sciences by today’s young women, including a Summer Science Camp, the Expanding Your Horizons STEM Career Exploration Day, the Project Lead the Way Biomedical Sciences program, and the Maryland Academy of Health Professions program.

“The Founding Dean of the School of the Sciences, Dr. Susan T. Gorman, started many of these programs with a goal of serving the greater community,” added Durmowicz. “Today, our faculty continue that strong tradition of mentoring, outreach, and leadership—and a commitment to increasing diversity in the sciences.”

Inspiring Women in STEM Award recipients were nominated by a colleague and selected by INSIGHT Into Diversity based on their efforts to inspire and encourage a new generation of young women to consider careers in STEM through mentoring, teaching, research, and successful programs and initiatives. While many women who work in these fields have made significant contributions and have engaged in new discoveries and innovations, they are not always recognized for their hard work and dedication.

“We know women in STEM fields are not always represented or recognized for their success, dedication, and mentorship to others,” says Lenore Pearlstein, publisher of INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine. “We want to honor those who are inspirations to their colleagues, their community, and to young girls everywhere who may be interested in a future career in STEM. We are proud to honor these women as role models to all.”