Dr. Susan Gunn, Dean of the College of Urban Education, 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). Dr. Gunn will be featured, along with 65 other recipients from across the U.S., 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.

INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine selected Dr. Gunn because of her successful launch of Davenport’s first Bachelor of Science in Biological Laboratory Science and Master of Urban Education degree program as well as her continued work inspiring and mentoring others working in the STEM fields.

“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.”

For more information about the 2016 Inspiring Women in STEM Award and INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, visit insightintodiversity.com.