Six Sciences Faculty and Staff Nominated for Equity for Women Awards

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Six faculty and staff members from the College of Sciences were nominated NC State’s 2019 Equity for Women Awards, the most of any college at the university. The nominees were honored at the university’s annual Sisterhood Dinner on Feb. 25.

The nominees are listed below and shown with quotes from their nominations that were displayed at the dinner.

Maria Gallardo-Williams Maria Gallardo-Williams
Teaching Associate Professor, Director of Organic Chemistry Labs and Alumni Association Distinguished Undergraduate Professor
Department of Chemistry
“So much of what Maria does is about including everyone in the teaching and learning of chemistry. Her activities revolve around finding new ways to engage with students to improve their learning of chemistry and show them that they can be a scientist, too, no matter who they are or where they come from.”

Emily Griffith Emily Griffith
Research Associate Professor and Director of the Statistical Consulting Core
Department of Statistics
“Within the Department of Statistics, Emily facilitates the Professional Strategies Working Group (PSWG), which she established to offer students mentoring for career success, with an emphasis on women and underrepresented minorities.”

Marcia Gumpertz Marcia Gumpertz
Professor and Assistant Vice Provost for Faculty Diversity
Department of Statistics
“Marcia has quietly but strongly led NC State’s Recruiting Diverse Faculty (RDF) committee for at least the past three years. The RDF was recently added to the University Standing Committee Preference Survey, making it a permanent part of the university landscape.”

Jane Lubischer Jane Lubischer
Assistant Head of Biological Sciences and Director of the Life Sciences First Year Program
Department of Biological Sciences
“Jane has always been a fearless champion of equity, diversity and opportunity in every aspect of her career, particularly for women. Her impressive portfolio of leadership and service is unwaveringly committed to enhancing diversity of thought, scholarship, participation and advancement, particularly in the sciences.”

Nikki Price Nikki Price
Assistant Dean for Culture, Talent, and Human Resources
College of Sciences
“Nikki supports female colleagues across the university and is a known figure of fairness, honesty and compassion. Nikki encourages fair recruitments, thoughtful discussion and support of equity and women in her leadership team, the college and the university.”

Hong Wang Hong Wang
Associate Professor
Department of Physics
“Hong has been instrumental in my success as a whole. She has made me push myself not only to get better results but to also understand and shape my future career. Advisors like these can make you excel in your field and get the best out of you.”

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