The female faculty and staff of the School of the Sciences have been honored with Insight Into Diversity magazine’s 2016 Inspiring Women in STEM Award. This recognizes remarkable women in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) professions who make a significant difference and inspire others through teaching and mentoring, research, and other initiatives.
The School of the Sciences has a long history of engaging diverse students at all levels from elementary school through college in hands-on learning, original scientific research, and STEM career exploration. Previous Dean Susan T. Gorman, Ph.D., established many of the current initiatives for which the School is being recognized and oversaw tremendous growth in the sciences in the last several years. Current Dean Meredith C. Durmowicz, Ph.D., says, “These faculty and staff are strong, confident, smart, and accomplished women who are living, breathing examples to others that it is possible to be a woman and be successful in a STEM career. They are role models for all those who interact with them, including male students and colleagues.”