This award recognizes women who are making a difference in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM)
JoAnn Browning, dean of The University of Texas at San Antonio College of Engineering, recently received the 2016 Inspiring Women in STEM Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the largest and oldest diversity and inclusion publication in higher education. The Inspiring Women in STEM Award honors women who work to make a difference in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Browning will be featured, along with 65 other recipients, in the September 2016 issue of INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine.
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 are so proud to have such an outstanding advocate for women and minority students in the UTSA College of Engineering,” said UTSA President Ricardo Romo. “Dean Browning is a wonderful role model for our students, an exceptional leader in her field of research, and an integral part of UTSA’s advancement to Tier One recognition.”
INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine selected Browning because she is passionate about encouraging young people, especially females and minorities, to get involved in STEM. Since joining the College of Engineering in 2014, she has made the recruitment and retention of women and minorities a key goal for the college.
“We know women in STEM fields are not always represented or recognized for their success, dedication, and mentorship to others,” says Lenore Pearlstein, owner and 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.”